The UK’s Hillhead show in 2018 will be expanding, with more indoor space and an increase in outdoor area thanks to reconfiguring at the top end of the site.
Held every two years, the 2016 event claimed a record 476 exhibitors and a 7.1% show-on-show increase in attendance with 18,601 visitors from 71 countries. The show is held at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire.
The organisers said that rebookings for 2018 were already under way and that the showground was filling up rapidly. To meet future demand, the organisers will be extending the registration pavilion to accommodate additional indoor requests. Additional outdoor space will also be created by reconfiguring the registration demonstration area at the top end of the site.
Event director Richard Bradbury said, “The appetite for the show continues to thrive, and we were oversubscribed in 2016. Frustratingly, we were unable to accommodate around 80 exhibitor requests.
“A combination of adding an additional bay to the registration pavilion and moving the registration area itself into an adjacent structure should meet indoor demand, while a redesign and expansion of the registration demo area will allow us to showcase even more working plant and equipment outdoors in 2018 – a feature that is synonymous with Hillhead.”
The show will take place from 26 to 28 June, 2018.