Were you one of the many thousands of decorating professionals who visited the P&D Show this year? Not the real one of course – that was postponed because of the pandemic – but an online version staged by the organisers in conjunction with Painting and Decorating News.
The Online P&D Show ran for six weeks until the end of October and attracted over 8,000 visitors who racked up a whopping 73,000 page views.
Commented PDN editor, Paul Murray: “This was the first industry event of its kind and so we had no idea how it would go. But as it turned out it was a triumph. Exhibitors really entered into the spirit of the thing, posting practical how-to videos, launching some amazing new products and offering great competition prizes.
“You can’t completely replicate the buzz and excitement of a live show but in the absence of the national event at Ricoh Arena we were able to keep everyone up-to-date with all the latest industry news and product innovations”.
The next National Painting and Decorating Show takes place on 23rd & 24th November 2021 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry. See you there!
In this year of uncertainty, one thing is for certain, the P & D show is still a fixture in the decorators and our calendar to look forward too, even in the new online capacity it was clear that there was a thirst for new product innovations. We were proud to be able to present our new spray painting range at the show and be able to give the visitors a taste of the range by offering some prizes. Hopefully we are able to attend the show at the Ricoh next year and re-establish the relationships with the decorators and other suppliers, that we so enjoy. See you next year! – Anthony Asparassa, tesa UK
A totally new experience, so didn’t know what to expect! We were very encouraged by the number of visits to our dedicated site – and the overwhelming number of entries to our competition!
Many thanks to the guys at P&D for coming up with the idea, and making it work. – Steve Davidson, QTech
The online show was wonderful! It was the perfect platform to showcase an in-depth view of our new products and the development process behind them. It was also really great to connect with visitors who wouldn’t ordinarily travel to Coventry. – Ana Sokolovic, Axus Décor
Hats off to the guys at The P&D Show for coming up with The Online P&D Show. It was a huge success for us with our virtual stand generating massive interest to all visitors keen to find out more about our leading brush and roller ranges.
We’re looking forward to the ‘real’ event next November in Coventry! – Tony Hiscocks, AJ Systems Europe/Corona Brushes