The organisers of next year’s Executive Hire Show – a rental equipment show scheduled to take place from 11 to 12 February at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK – said the event had sold out.

Show director Robert Aplin said 150 exhibitors had snapped up the available space, while the 2016 version of the exhibition was already 60% pre-booked.

“Exhibitors travel from all over the UK to take part in the Executive Hire Show and we are on course to set new records once again in 2015,” Mr Aplin said.

“Last year we had a record 1908 visitors and 148 exhibitors but we are confident of beating those because of the response we have already had.

“To have sold out exhibitor space three months before the event takes place is extremely satisfying and underlines that this is a show which people in the industry are keen to attend and that the economy is showing signs of recovery,” he added.

“Our figures show that 26 exhibitors have attended all our nine shows at the Ricoh Arena and this year we will have 20 newcomers which shows the hire market is feeling optimistic about future business prospects.

“It has become the leading show in the industry to attend which is reflected in the companies who exhibit and the visitor numbers which steadily increase each year.”

And Chris Owen, senior events manager at the Ricoh Arena, said the Passionate Hirer Awards would also be presented during the Executive Hire Party in the middle part of the show.

“The growth of the Executive Hire Show year-on-year is testament to the enthusiasm and hard work of Robert and his team to make it such a success,” he said.

“To have sold out its exhibitor space three months ahead of the show and to have such a high number of repeat bookings already for 2016 is fantastic.

“We have the capacity and facilities at the Ricoh Arena for show organisers to extend their events here and I am sure the Executive Hire Show 2015 will set new records once again.”

A full exhibitor list can be found at www.executivehireshow.co.uk

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