Sunday, 23 October 2011

Midland Expo 2012 Committee

The management committee for Midland Expo 2012 has now been finalised and the people listed below will be filling the allotted roles.






Peter Betteridge - Chairman

Karl Robinson
- Treasurer

Roger Hartill - Trader Bookings Secretary  (email; midlandexpotraders@gmail.com)

Dave Marsh - Exhibitor Bookings Secretary (email; midlandexpoexhibitor@gmail.com)

George Green - Competition Secretary

Roland Turner - Publicity Officer; (email; midland.expo.publicity@gmail.com)

David Child - "Minister without portfolio" David will act in an advisory roll, assisting where required and liaising with the Forever Forties Group.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Midland Expo 2012


Make note in your diary for next year, Midland Expo 2012 will be on Sunday 20th May 2012 once again at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre and Golf Course, Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham. B14 6ER.

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Entrance fees will be held at the same prices as 2004 for Midland Expo 2012.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Updated List of Exhibitors

Owing to some last minute cancellations and additions the list of exhibitors has been updated.

To see the amended list please go to the Exhibitors Page.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Home Run

Midland Expo is now less than two weeks away and the final preparations have been made including the finalisation of the timetabe for the day, see below.

Over the next few days information packs will be emailed to exhibitors and traders.

Timetable

08.00 to 10.00 
Traders and clubs set-up, access via side and rear double doors. Traders' vehicles to be parked in rear service road, club members' vehicles, once off-loaded, to be moved to general car park.

10.00 
Doors open to general (paying) public. Rear and side access doors closed and barrier to service road closed and locked securing traders' vehicles. N.B. Key to barrier padlock to be held on front desk in case any traders require access/early departure.


10.00 to 13.00 
Competition registration.


13.15 
Judges briefing


13.30 to 14.30  
Competition judging.


15.30 to 16.00 
Presentation of awards.


16.00 
Show closes, visitors to vacate hall.


16.00 to 18.00 
Knock-down, clubs and traders vacate hall.

Please click this to download a PDF of the timetable  

You can also download PDFs of the competition classes and rules by clicking on the following links:

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Early March Update

With confirmed bookings from Paul Davies (Decals) and Hollywood Trade in the past week we have now sold out of trade spaces for Midland Expo 2011. Thank you all for your support.

There are still a few spaces left for Clubs and SIGs so if you haven't yet booked please contact Gareth Thomas urgently to secure your club's space.

With just over two months to go we are now organising the competition classes and have now booked tables and chairs.

On the publicity front we are entering a period of increased activity with the objective of promoting the show and our hobby to a wider audience than the dedicated modelling faternity.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

February Update

Trader bookings

We have now reached the point where we have only a few trade spaces left. If all the traders who have expressed a firm interest, but have not yet booked and paid for space, do so we will be over-subscribed. Therefore traders who want to attend Midland Expo should send their booking forms and payments without delay to ensure that they can be accommodated. Any booking received after all the trade spaces have been filled will be entered on a reserve list, space will be allocated on a strict first come first served basis should there be any cancellations.

Exhibitor Bookings

There has been a good response from clubs, IPMS branches and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and we now appear to have filled the exhibitor quota for spaces and the on-line booking form has now been shut down while we carry out a brief reconciliation to ensure that everyone who has booked has been allocated space. If your club has booked space but does not appear on the list of confirmed exhibitors on the Exhibitors page please contact the bookings secretary to confirm your requirements.

Publicity

With the trader and exhibitor bookings now almost complete we are moving on to a new phase largely concerned with publicising the show. We are aiming for a high number of paying visitors through the doors and are planning a concentrated publicity campaign in the weeks leading up to the show. Our friends in the retail modelling trade locally have already been distributing or leaflets to their customers and we are particularly grateful to Parabellum, Model Zone, Ian Allen and Mr Models in Birmingham for their assistance.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Janary 2010 update

Preparations for Midland Expo 2011 are now moving apace, we are close to a full complement of exhibitors and there is a steady flow of Trader bookings. Traders wishing to attend should return their booking forms along with payment at the earliest opportunity to secure their spaces which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

With the holiday period now over we will be redoubling our efforts to publicise the show, locally and nationally, we are aiming for a high visitor turnout.