Created to provide a Plumb Center branch within the show, Trade Essentials offers visitors the chance to stock up on everyday kit at special prices – as well as the inevitable giveaways and freebies.
At Installer2017, Trade Essentials will include many of Plumb Center’s top brands, so visitors can take part in a bit of retail thereapy, but also try out products they might not be familiar with – whether it’s tools, test instruments or trousers!
Introduced for the first time last year, Trade Essentials featured leading brands such as Milwaukee, Snickers and Testo, and in 2017 it is set to be even bigger – with more products, more demos and even more deals!
Bringing the technical helplines of leading manufacturers to Installer2017, this feature launched with great success last year and aims to highlight the benefits of many of the most popular boilers and controls on the market.
Manned by technical experts, the BoilerHELPDESK feature will provide visitors a real chance to get the full lowdown on many of the industry’s premier boilers. Offering installers everything from installation advice to product features, BoilerHELPDESK is a simple but effective resource for visitors who want more information about an appliance – whether it’s about a new product or a long-standing favourite.
NEW FOR 2017 – ControlsHELPDESK. One of the fastest growing – and most technical – product sectors within the heating market, this new feature will give visitors the opportunity to really get to grips with the latest thermostats from leading manufacturers. With experts on hand to answer every question, this new addition will provide clear insight for forward-thinking installers.
The whole focus of Installer2017 is to let installers get hands-on with the latest products – to touch them, feel them and use them.
From interactive challenges and tests on exhibitors’ stands, to live skills demonstrations on key business areas such as wet rooms and underfloor heating, Installer2017 wants to promote the idea of ‘I did that’ rather than ‘I saw that’.
Taking advantage of these opportunities, a huge number of previous visitors (82%) said that they found new products and services, while 84% admitted that they learnt something new about products that they already installed – highlighting that a visit to Installer2017 is undoubtedly a great use of time.
Introduced at Installer2016, InstallerINVENT gives the industry’s inventors the chance to showcase their products to their target audience – heating engineers and plumbers.
The heating and plumbing industry is full of examples of installers who identified a gap in the market and went out and developed their own product to fill it – Chris Adey and his Magnaclean is certainly one that springs to mind. The nature of the job means that hurdles are continually thrown up during the course of an installation, and many installers have created their own hacks to overcome them.
InstallerINVENT offers a selected group of installers the chance to showcase solutions that they have developed to fellow plumbers and heating engineers – a perfect opportunity to gain valuable insight, feedback and support.
With last year’s participants all going onto bigger and better things – including national distribution deals with merchants and manufacturers – InstallerINVENT can provide the ideal platform to launch new products and solutions.
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New for 2017, InstallerWORKS features practical installation advice for a rage of products, including wetrooms, underfloor heating and water heaters.