Mega trade show is all go!

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The only large-scale event of its kind this year, Mega combines three shows into one, bringing together the 30-year strong BuildNZ, with Facilities Integrate and the National Safety Show at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on August 12 and 13.

Facilitated by the Government’s announcement to move to Covid Alert Level 1 on June 8, XPO Exhibitions announced the Mega exhibition for the construction, facilities management, architecture and safety industries.

XPO managing director Brent Spillane says trade shows play a huge part in rebuilding an economy.

“At no other time has an event like this been so important to the recovery of the sector,” Spillane says.

“Running a large-scale exhibition like this is expected to drive confidence for trade attendees and suppliers who can once again congregate, share ideas and see the latest innovations on display.

Spillane urges those in the industry to get along to the event to support local businesses, get essential education, and help industry move again.

For the past five years, Facilities Integrate has serviced an important niche group of the sector, showcasing the latest integrated building technology and build/facilities servicing solutions — which presents a wonderful synergy to co-locate with BuildNZ.

The events all target builders, property developers, architects, specifiers, designers, and facilities managers.

BuildNZ offers the largest display of building supplies and services across New Zealand.

Meanwhile, the National Safety Show caters for all aspects of wider industry safety solutions — a topic dear to the hearts of every business owner, operation manager and health and safety professional — to help reduce risk and increase safety.

“By combining all three shows into this Mega Event, we’re delivering everything our delegates and exhibitors look forward to every year, while taking up less of their time,” Spillane says.

“We hit three birds with one stone by delivering all the content, all the exhibitors and all the educational and networking benefits of related industries, giving an opportunity for the time-poor to expand their horizons,” he adds.

Expectations are that the Mega Event will attract more than 5000 decision-makers and qualified buyers, representing buying power of some $375 million, along with more than 150 exhibitors.

With internal research showing that 80% of visitors are likely to contact an exhibitor after a show, and with 74% of visitors responsible for or influencing buying decisions, Spillane says the value for suppliers to exhibit is clear.

He encourages professionals in these industries to register their interest and save the date.

“Entry to all three shows is still free for all trade professionals who pre-register. It remains trade-only, keeping the focus on businesspeople.

“And with so much now under one roof, the Mega Event is not to be missed.”

The combined shows will be co-located in halls 1 to 4 of the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland.

Attendees only need to register for one of the shows to obtain access to all three .For more information or to register, visit www.megaevent.co.nz.