Solex 2016

Solex 2016

Solex returns to its mid-week slot, and the show is set to build on the success of previous years with over 60 suppliers.

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Once again Solex returns to the NEC in Birmingham in its mid-week slot. The show looks to continue showing the best new outdoor products for discerning buyers from across the industry.

Research by the Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association, (LOFA) revealed a preference among visitors for a genuine mid-week show, and following the success of the mid-weeks dates in 2015, it has been decided to keep this profile.

“We realise that for many businesses Monday is an important post-weekend day and so, with the help of the NEC, we have responded to the needs of visitors by hold the show mid-week to accommodate their wishes,” said LOFA Chairman Paul Bevington.


The spectacular New Product Showcase will again welcome visitors to the show. Purpose built and designed to provide visitors with a snapshot of what’s new and exciting at the biggest SOLEX show, ever. It is the perfect starting point in that search for the next star product.


With more than 60 top suppliers signed-up, and several membership applications in the pipeline, the countdown continues to this year’s premier outdoor trade show. SOLEX will take place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 July 2016.

“SOLEX 2016 will be bigger and better than ever, with more exhibitors, larger stands, and some exciting new features that will guarantee visitors maximum value” said Paul Facey, Director of SOLEX.

Now in its ninth year, SOLEX is an annual 3-day trade event attracting national and international retail/contract purchasing directors and managers. It brings together all the leading manufacturers of garden products – furniture, barbecues, gazebos, parasols, outdoor lighting– and provides a showcase for new developments in design and manufacturing.

The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA) was formed in 1967. The association is engaged in a variety of activities in support of its members who currently represent more than half of the garden furniture and barbecues sold in the UK.