Next show dates revealed as 08-09 June 2022

INDX Sports & Leisure December 2021 - A positive and buoyant launch show

INDX Sports & Leisure made its much-anticipated debut recently, with the launch show having taken place at Cranmore Park exhibition venue in Solihull on 1st and 2nd December.

The two-day sports focused trade show was part of the INDX shows expansion, and it successfully connected retailers with market leading suppliers, delivering an exciting showcase and a safe face-to-face business environment.

Exhibitors were among the first to herald the show a success, praising the organisation as well as the up-beat atmosphere of the attendees:

"The INDX Sports & Leisure show was a great opportunity to meet with our trade customers and present our latest collections. Cranmore Park was the perfect location and space for us to engage with trade buyers, providing an efficient sell-in process which saved time and reduced our teams’ carbon footprint. We thoroughly recommend this event for brands and retailers to connect"John Tayler, Specialist Sports Ltd

"There was fantastic energy from retailers and suppliers alike. Given the extra pressures for visitors (travel regulations, Covid related staffing issues etc) the show was as good as possible and we're looking forward to more normality (and more shows!) in 2022." - Sports & Leisure Exhibitor 

"This was by far our most successful show to date. Thank you for putting this year’s show on!"Gavin Thompson, HOKA

Visitors such as Padraic McKeever of McKeever Sports were also quick to praise the show:  "McKeever Sports were delighted to be back at our first physical show in two years and it was great for our team to once again get hands on product and meet suppliers face to face.  Trade Shows, seeing new products and meeting new people are how our business has been built over the years and I find it one of the most valuable and enjoyable parts.  I would like to thank INDX for putting on the show and making the best of things in the current challenging times, and I would encourage both retailers and suppliers to really support the June 2022 show and make it bigger and better to maintain the momentum."

Further visitor feedback:

"INDX Sports & Leisure was a really fulfilling show, we needed both days to get around all the suppliers and placed many orders while meeting some exciting new brands. Many thanks for the AIS team for putting on such a great event” - Adrian Pointer, Simply Sports

"It was great to be back at a trade show again and we had a very worthwhile trip. We managed to see and do business with 12 current suppliers. We also bought from 4 new suppliers for the first time and spoke with 2 others with a view to potentially starting with them. It was really refreshing to see an easily accessible trade show in the middle of the country open to the whole of the independent sports trade and hopefully this can be built on to have a truly national show gong forward". - Steven Donald, George Donald

"Returning to an in-person trade show was both exciting and interesting in great measures. Seeing old colleagues and wonderful product gave me great heart for the future” - Simon Hussey, Clubsport

Confirmed dates of next show: 08-09 June 2022

Following the success of the launch show, suppliers are already booking their stands for the next edition, which will return to Cranmore Park on 8-9 June 2022 (interested parties should contact a member of the team for further information by emailing: info@indxshows.co.uk

“We would like to thank all the suppliers who supported the first INDX Sports & Leisure show and all the retailers who attended under such challenging circumstances. It was great to be able to welcome everyone to an in-person event and we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2022” – Alan Galloway, Head of Sports & Leisure at Associated Independent Stores.

INDX Sports & Leisure welcomes ALL retailers and free buyer registration for the June 2022 Show is open: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/sport-leisure/registration

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