FIT Show’s coming home

By FIT Show.

Now that the Euros are over, FIT Show fever is taking over; after what feels like an eternity of restricted face-to-face interaction, and with no industry platform since 2019, FIT Show 2021 is officially coming home.

FIT Show is the UK’s number one, award-winning showcase for the glass, glazing, window, door, hardware and components industry. It will return to the NEC on September 26-28, 2021, marking the first industry event to bring the industry back together since the start of the pandemic.

The industry is facing unprecedented challenges with demand outstripping supply, rising costs, and ongoing supply chain issues. FIT Show will deliver a platform for the industry to tackle these issues head on, meet with suppliers face to face, and start planning ahead with certainty.

FIT Show in September will come at a crucial time for the industry, but why should you be there?

Lots of people don’t realise that attending FIT Show is completely free. We don’t charge visitors to enter the show, and all you need to do is get yourself to the NEC between Sunday 26 and Tuesday 28 September. We’ll do the rest.

You’ll get to see over 200 of the industry’s leading brands, showcasing the latest products on the market for the first time since 2019.

We know that the last 12 months have been a slog. With bulging order books and supply chain issues, time is precious. And that’s why we’re opening on Sunday for the first time ever, so there is no need to disrupt your week or take time off the tools to visit.

As well as lots of new and exciting show features, such as our ‘Outdoor Living’ feature, with products and accessories to complement your portfolio, there are lots of new brands, which have either launched since our last event in 2019, or are dipping their toe into FIT Show water for the first time.

In fact, over 40% of our exhibitors are brands that you will never have seen at FIT Show before, such as UK Doors Online, Rockdoor, Wendland, Exlabesa, Solar Calibre, Storm Building Products, Timco and Adminbase.

FIT Show stalwarts – such as Veka, Haffner Murat, Kommerling, Renson, Smart Ready, Korniche, Camden Group, Business Pilot, Victorian Sliders, Roseview Windows, Doorco, Morley Glass and Hormann UK – are all set to have a prominent presence.

If a Sunday visit isn’t an option for you, and you’re struggling to find time on the Tuesday, we will be running Late Night Monday. You can visit FIT Show after a full day on the tools or in the office, with the doors open until 8pm. As well as being able to see all the latest products on offer, you’ll be able to enjoy a party style environment with lots of our exhibitors putting on entertainment and refreshments for visitors to their stands.

We know that time is money. And that’s why we are working harder than ever to ensure that a visit to FIT Show works harder than ever for you. We’ll be putting on a showcase of everything you need to deliver the very best projects, all under one roof, across three days: 200 industry leading brands and 3,000 cutting edge products.

Expect to see windows, internal and external doors, orangeries, conservatories, sky lights, hardware, tools, sealants, smart technology and much more.

We’ll also be delivering 30+ hours of CPD-approved content to help you upskill and be more profitable after your visit. Seminar topics will tackle issues such as ‘driving sustainability’, ‘smarter homes’, ‘effective supply chain management’, and ‘building trust in fenestration’.

Purplex and Insight Data will also be hosting the Marketing Village, which will provide a central point for exhibitors and visitors to access a dedicated programme of marketing-specific learning material, all headed up by experts from both companies, plus guest speakers.

Our exhibitors are gearing up for more giveaways and show offers than any previous FIT Show. You can expect exclusive FIT Show discounts and savings on purchases made at the Show, and you could even win £10,000 just for attending with the Glass Times FIT Show passport. You can only be in it to win it if you pre-register before visiting though.

We understand that the extended period of Covid restrictions may have left some people feeling apprehensive about attending a large-scale event. But we assure you, we are experts in delivering safe events. It’s what we do.

We are working closely with the NEC to ensure that any and all safety measures are in place to keep our exhibitors and visitors safe when we open the doors on FIT Show in September.

FIT Show is the industry’s flagship event, and that’s because of the support it has received from everyone in the sector. From its first beginnings back at Telford in 2013, to our home at the NEC, you’ve been with us every step of the way. FIT Show isn’t FIT Show without you. Show your support for your industry event by joining us at the NEC this September.