SPATEX - the UK’s only dedicated water leisure Expo goes virtual in 2021

2 Feb 2021 - 4 Feb 2021

SPATEX - the UK’s only dedicated water leisure Expo to return to Ricoh Arena in 2022

To comply with recent government regulations, the SPATEX 2021 exhibition at Ricoh Arena is cancelled, and is instead going to go virtual in February (Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th February), in an innovative, all-inclusive venture, but will return to its Coventry home in 2022.   

SPATEX Organiser, Michele Bridle says: “It is with deep regret, that due to the prevailing conditions, we are not able to stage the show in February, and bring the UK and International water leisure industry together under one roof at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in the traditional way. After extensive thought and research, we firmly believe that this is the best option to promote our industry in the coming year. Once again, I would like to reaffirm SPATEX’s commitment to Ricoh Arena and thank its team for their continued support to the exhibition. We will be back!”

Paul Michael – Commercial Venue Director said “It is a great disappointment that SPATEX 2021 has had to postpone their event until 2022.  The exhibition is one of the first shows of the calendar year and something everyone looks forward to.  SPATEX provides a unique and exciting profile to the diverse list of events that Ricoh hosts year on year. We wish them luck with their virtual event and look forward to welcoming them back to the Ricoh Arena in 2022.”

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