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10th – London International Dive Show Where: Excel London When: 26-27 March 2011 Organised by: DIVER Group Visitor numbers: 12,000 paid visitors but 14,000 are expected in 2011 They said: “A whole host of new initiatives were announced to mark LIDS’ 10th anniversary year including a mix of new events and special in-show features. In addition to the Tek 2011 Advanced Diving Conference in London, the show featured a new Asia Pacific Showcase, The LIDS 2011 Image Village, a charity auction for PADI’s Project Aware initiative, free technical diving presentations and the PADI presentation theatre in the hugely popular PADI Village.” 10th – Exclusively Housewares Where: Business Design Centre, London When: 7-8 June 2011 Organised by: Brooke House Exhibitions Visitor numbers: Undisclosed They said: “When the show first started its format and style was unique, so it is no mean feat to reach its 10th anniversary having maintained its own style and approach and become an integral part of the housewares industry year.” 10th – The Cycle Show Where: Moving from Earls Court to The NEC, Birmingham When: 29 September to 2 October 2011 Organised by: Upper Street Events Visitor numbers: 35,000 visitors expect at this year’s show They said: Upper Street Events’ director Isobel Dennis said the decision to leave Earls Court was a difficult one. “We will be sad to leave the great teams who we’ve worked closely with over the past five years. However, following our success with Gadget Show Live, we are excited about what The NEC can offer The Cycle Show. This move has been cycle industry driven and we believe will give the show access to a greater reach of trade and consumer audiences creating a truly national event.” 10th – Railtex Where: Earls Court When: 14 – 16 June 2011 Organised by: Mack Brooks Exhibitions Visitor numbers: 10,000 annually They said: “Railtex 2011 is celebrating its 10th edition and is set to be bigger and better than ever before. As the UK’s leading rail event covering railway equipment, systems and services, Railtex is the industry’s meeting place. Visitors and exhibitors alike will see the latest technology in action, learn about new products/services and meet fellow industry professionals.” 15th – Natural and Organic Products Europe Where: London Olympia When: 3 -4 April 2011 Organised by: Diversified Business Communications Visitor numbers: 8,000 annually They said: “This year’s show is set to be not only one of the most innovative, but also one of the most important in the show’s history, with key legislation affecting the natural health industry, and a dramatically changing landscape for herbal products. The formidable seminar programme will answer all your questions on how this will affect your business and the show will deliver on all creative, commercial and profit boosting fronts.” 18th – National Model Engineering and Modelling Show Where: Great Yorkshire Showground When: 13 – May 2011 Organised by: Model Engineering Exhibition Ltd Visitor numbers: Undisclosed They said: “There are two huge exhibition halls packed with hundreds of models, over 40 club and society stands, the biggest trade exhibition in the UK and much, much more. There are numerous advice areas, modelling demonstrations and workshops.” 20th – Graduate Fashion Week Where: Earls Court 2 in London When: 5 – 8 June 2011 Organised by: Lynmouth Events Visitor numbers: 30,000 annually They said: “Each June Graduate Fashion Week stages a static exhibition showcasing the work of some 50 universities across 52 courses and approximately 21 university fashion shows at Earls Court in London.” 21st – BBC Good Food Show Winter Where: The NEC in Birmingham When: 24-28 November 2011 Organised by: BBC Haymarket Exhibitions Visitor numbers: 91,000 annually They said: “BBC Good Food Show Winter is 20 years old. With this age comes great heritage but also the need to ensure that we always develop, evolve and improve our editorial and content whilst also continuing to be a brilliant business platform for our exhibitors.” 25th – Traffex Where: The NEC in Birmingham When: 29-31 March 2011 Organised by: Brintex Events Visitor numbers: 10,500 annually They said: “Now celebrating its 25th Edition, Traffex 2011 featured more exhibitors and visitor attractions than ever before with 36 free seminar sessions to attend. In a single visit attendees were able to see first-hand the latest traffic management and road safety products and services from over 450 suppliers.” 50th – Boat and Caravan Show Where: The NEC in Birmingham When: 22-27 February 2011 Organised by: Ocean Media Group Visitor numbers: 80,000 annually They said: “We have based the show at the iconic venue for 35 years now and have seen the event grow significantly. It is an ideal venue and location to attract well over 80,000 people from throughout the UK. The show boasts a faithful core exhibitor and visitor base while at the same time attracts substantial numbers of visitors news to the outdoor leisure market.” 50th – Home and Gift Where: Harrogate International Centre When: 17 – 20 July 2011 Organised by: Clarion Events Visitor numbers: Undisclosed They said: “This year, the UK’s favourite home and gift event is celebrating its 50th birthday. This is a testament to the support of thousands and thousands of retailers and suppliers over the years and we would like to say a special thanks to them. “At this year’s show, 50th anniversary celebrations will run throughout the duration of the show with various events planned to commemorate this special occasion. A unique ‘Timeline’ will run alongside Design Point 1, cherry-picking key dates throughout the 50 years of the show – giving visitors an insight into the rich history of Home and Gift.” 55th – International Jewellery London Where: Earls Court When: 4-7 September 2011 Organised by: Reed Exhibitions

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