Slide moves to Telford International Centre
14-Sep-10by Annie Byrne
Snow sports exhibition, Slide, will move from Manchester to Telford for its 2011 edition, taking place from 21 to 23 February at The International Centre.Beginning its life as Ski GB at the NEC from 1987 to 1990, the show then moved to Manchester, where it stayed from 1991 to 2010 under the name Solex. It received its current title, Slide, in 2007. “In the early days the show was really big and it’s considerably smaller now. We thought it was appropriate to move to a more intimate venue,” Lesley Beck, who organises the show on behalf of Snowsport Industries of Great Britain, said.Since its first days in Manchester, the show has shrunk from 10,000sqm to around 4,500sqm. “It isn’t that we didn’t like Manchester, it’s a lovely place. It was just time for a change,” said Beck.Slide 2011 is organised by Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), the British association for skiing and snowboarding.