PREVIEW The Showman’s Show

The must-attend show for the outdoor event professional

Heading to the Showman’s Show at Newbury Showground on the 18-19 October is a must for any serious event professional. With more than 350 exhibitors and literally 1,000s of products and services all gathered together in an accessible location, the show delivers practical solutions, handy hints and inspiration in abundance. You can talk to the experts in their field face to face and interact with products and services in a live environment, helping to inform the planning, sourcing and decision making for your entire events calendar.

The popular Campfire Sessions will be making a welcome return as the dedicated stream of workshops and panel discussions, held in an intimate and informal setting, provides an excellent opportunity to deliver up to the minute, thought provoking and interesting content to all visitors. Organiser Lance Show & Publications is delighted to announce that the Event Hire Association (EHA) will be lending its support to this year’s sessions and will deliver two separate sessions from 3pm onwards on Wednesday 18 October.

The Showman's Show

Sessions and topics already confirmed for this year’s Campfire Sessions include: Are you an event freelancer? Tips and advice on taxation, insurance and winning work; How to successfully geo-clone your event – as more and more event organisers take successful events and repeat them in different parts of the UK and around the world, the panel will deliver handy tips for getting it right; Activate All Areas – a panel discussion on the numerous ways that you can generate income by ‘activating’ the key attractions at your events; and Innovation, what really counts – should event technology focus on improving the experience of the main event itself or work in the background to enhance it?

The show will also be playing host to 60 festival organisers who have taken the Festival Vision: 2025 pledge to cut the environmental impacts of their events with a dedicated workshop that will be held on Wednesday 18 October from 2-5pm. In a ‘speed-dating’ format, organisers will quickly learn about the new trends in power management and new products from suppliers. Additional round table discussions will expand into other hot topics key to reducing festival CO2 impacts.

Festival organisers interested in attending and power suppliers who would like to showcase their services can contact

Exhibitor Picks

Make sure to check out the following: 

Lotus Belle
Lotus Belle, a glamping tent manufacturer, is exhibiting at the show for the first time with its new Lotus Mahal. This small marquee is in the same style as the popular Lotus Belle glamping tent, but has a highly flexible design – the walls can be removed in sections to create varying open frontages, or completely to form an open pavilion.

Coffee Bike
Coffee Bike makes a welcome return with even more hot beverages to choose from and a higher level of expertise and ideas for your corporate parties, festivals and events.

Although cyclable, the Coffee Bike comes with a trailer which means that they can readily access any location without the need to pedal too far! It always remains a bike and makes a striking attraction, adding value and making visitors smile.

Temporary Fencing
This year Temporary Fencing will be showcasing an expanded range of white picket fencing. It has also introduced white lattice fencing along with accessories, including pedestrian gates, and white planters with topiary bushes to enhance entrance areas or define corner junctions.

It will be proudly displaying its EHA membership badge and welcomes the opportunity to discuss how it achieved its SafeHire accreditation.

Morris Site Machinery
Morris Site Machinery has a number of exciting initiatives planned for its stand including the launch of one of its most exciting lighting product innovations to date. The company is promising it is something genuinely revolutionary for the market and eminently suitable for the events and related industries.

Also on show will be its growing range of mobile lighting towers, the renowned super silent Denyo generators and its brand new Inmesol range.

The show is always a major part of the GigLoo calendar and where the company launches its new shower trailers and toilet products. 2017 will be no exception and GigLoo will be bringing multiple new trailers and pods to add to its popular range.

Also on show will be the Fivepeaks range of portable toilets as GigLoo recently became the UK distributor for the brand which is one of the largest in the world.


The Showman’s Show
18-19 October
Newbury Showground, Thatcham, RG18 9NU

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