Visitor registration for the show is now live online at http://www.slideuk.co.uk/visitor-tickets/ and visitors are urged to prepare now by taking advantage of preferential hotel rates that have been negotiated. Booking info is here: http://www.slideuk.co.uk/hotels/
More than 70 companies, representing almost 200 different brands, have booked up for Slide, to show their products for next winter. Visitors can contact exhibitors to make appointments through the exhibitor listing http://www.slideuk.co.uk/exhibitor-list/
Confirmed exhibitors have filled almost 90% of the space available at Slide, but there’s still a good choice of stand locations and sizes on offer for exhibitors who want to take advantage of reaching all the key snowsport buyers under one roof.
Slide, as a successful annual show for the wintersport trade, has many returning exhibitors, but there are always newcomers joining the industry for the first time, or existing brands who have concluded that attending Slide will improve their sales prospects for the following season. Notable newcomers for 2018 include: Maier, Kamik, Mammut, Tenson, Saxx, Trixski, Blossom Skis, Vola, Croc Ski to name but a few. For a full list of confirmed exhibitors and their contact details, go here: http://www.slideuk.co.uk/exhibitor-list/
The first evening of the show is the main social evening, which will have a revised format for 2018. Details will be confirmed as the show approaches. On Wednesday evening, Slide hosts the AGM of the SIGB, quickly followed by an Open Forum on all aspects of the industry, as well as the presentation of the Slide Awards. New for 2018 will be an Award for the best new brand, in addition to the long established, ‘best in show’ award in the hardware, software and accessory categories.