Launched in 1984 and held at Newbury Showground for around 30 years, the Showman’s floorplan is weighted 10 to one in favour of the great outdoors. It’s a unique opportunity for the likes of stages, structures, trackway/toilet/cabin companies, and other infrastructure suppliers, to show exactly what they do in the field.

It’s about timing too. Showman’s pitch is mid-October, comfortably post-season, which means visitors and exhibitors are rested and ready to talk shop again. A 10 minute drive from Junction 13 on the M4, with shuttle buses ferrying visitors from Newbury station, Showman’s Show is very well connected for all sides of the country.

Event Industry News takes a look at some of this year’s exhibitors.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on this page for more exhibitors over the next coming week.


ADI feature the UK’s most innovative event LED screens at Showman’s Show 2018

ADI are the UK’s leading event LED screen provider supplying over 3,500 rental days annually to a wide variety of clients including Goodwood, Formula E and the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, in addition to hundreds of smaller events.

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Visit DCRS on stand No.64 – In the main exhibition hall at The Showman’s Show

Hire Two Way Radios to ensure your site remains in constant communication at the push of a button. DCRS offer packages based on long, short and multiple hire requirements utilising Motorola Solutions voice and data two-way radio communication system.

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EHA unveils plans for the Showman’s Show 2018

This year Event Hire Association (EHA) is showcasing its wide range of event hire products and services specifically for the event hire industry. Taking to the stand in the main exhibition hall, Stand 80, EHA will be promoting everything event hire from Codes of Practice for Portable Sanitation, Electrical Services, Safe Use of LPG, and Temporary Structures, to certification schemes such as SafeHire and new for this year is Hire Industry Trusted Supplier (HITS).

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PapaKåta introduces the PapaShop at The Showman’s Show- made by event professionals for event professionals

The creators of PapaKåta, synonymous with high-end events and premium products, introduce the PapaShop: a timeless collection of furnishings and event matting for the rental market.

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PE Generators at full power for the Showman’s Show 2018

PE Generators, temporary power supply specialists return to the Showman’s Show to showcase their Road-tow and canopied generators, with distribution, cabling and cable ramps, including a new Bruno road-tow and 40kVA on the stand. Their experienced and specialist team will be on hand to talk to you about their equipment, rental solutions, and services that can enhance your project whilst taking the stress out of your temporary power solution needs.

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Qdos Event Hire showcases new range at Showman’s Show 2018

Qdos Event Hire is showcasing its new range of modular buildings, available for short and long-term hire, along with direct sales products at the Showman’s Show 2018. Held at Newbury Showground on 17th-18th October, the annual exhibition forthe outdoor event industry provides the perfect platform to showcase the new additions to the company’s product range.

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Site Equip Ltd celebrate 30 years of outstanding service to the event industry

This October, Site Equip Ltd will be celebrating 30 years of outstanding service, hiring portable toilets, luxury toilet trailers and mobile showers, to the event industry under the banner of Site Event.

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Adam is the co-founder and editor of Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.