Sunday, 29 April 2012

The (almost) Definative List of Traders and Exhibitors

The list of traders who will be at this year's Midland Expo is now complete, or at least would be had we not had a late cancellation. As a result there are now two spaces available to any trader who would like to attend the show.

If you are a trader and would like to take advantage of this opportunity please contact Roger Hartill, Trader Bookings Secretary as quickly as possible, they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The list of confirmed traders is as follows:

Armour Models,  Aviation Book Centre, Avid Reader,  Affinity Models, Clive Davies, DM Trading, El Greco Miniatures, Firefly Models, Form-U-Lay, Hackenbush Models,
Halifax Modellers World, Hollywood Trade, Imperial Gallery, Kit's Kits, Kit Krazy, Klassic Kits, Little cars, Mainly Military, MDP, Mil Mart, Mitches Military Models, Name It, Oakwood Studios, Parabellum, Reedees Miniatures, Scale Aircraft Modelling and Treemendus

This list with links to the traders' own websites can also be found on the Traders Page.

The Exhibitors Page now has an up-to-date list of clubs and SIGs that will be attending, if your club has booked space and does not appear on the list please contact Dave Marsh for clarification.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Early April update

Trade and exhibitor (Club and SIG) spaces are now close to being fully booked - if you are intending to exhibit or trade at Midland Expo 2012 and have not yet done so, please confirm your bookings without delay to secure your spaces.

Over the past few days there have been meetings of the Show Management Committee and and with the venue's management to resolve outstanding issues. From our experience of last year's show, areas of particular concern to us were as follows:


In our meeting with the venue's management representative we gave high priority to the catering, last year this was an area of criticism and we have impressed upon them the importance of having adequate staffing levels and sufficient supplies of food and beverages. An additional catering source this year will be the nearby pub The Horseshoe Inn (see parking below), which serves Sunday lunches and snacks.


In addition to the Centre's 500 spaces the management of The Horseshoe Inn have kindly made around 30  spaces in their car park available for visitors to Midland Expo 2012, the pub is a short distance from Cocks Moor Woods Leisure Centre and Golf Course (See map below) and serves food as well as the usual liquid refreshment. The manager has asked that any visitors use the rear parking area (to the left on the photograph below) leaving the spaces nearest to the pub for their regulars. Further on-street parking is available on Warstock Road (See map) a little farther on, past The Horseshoe Inn, this is a dual carriageway and there are plenty of spaces in front of the factory units on the left-hand side of the road.

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