Hillhead plans expansion for 2018 show

Therese Dunphy

March 20, 2017

After turning away exhibitors in 2016, the layout of Hillhead 2018 will be reconfigured to allow for additional exhibit space.

Hillhead 2016 hosted a record 476 exhibitor, as well as a 7.1-percent show-on-show increase in attendance. More than 18,600 unique visitors from 71 countries made the trip to Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, last summer. Against this backdrop, Hillhead 2018 is set to expand once again.

Rebookings for 2018 are already under way, and the showground is filling up rapidly. To meet future demand, the organizers will extend the Registration Pavilion to accommodate additional indoor requests. Additional outdoor space will also be created by reconfiguring the Registration Demonstration Area at the top end of the site.

‘The appetite for the show continues to thrive, and we were oversubscribed in 2016. Frustratingly, we were unable to accommodate around 80 exhibitor requests,” says Richard Bradbury, event director. “A combination of adding an additional bay to the Registration Pavilion and moving the registration area itself into an adjacent structure should meet indoor demand, whilst a redesign and expansion of the Registration Demo Area will allow us to showcase even more working plant and equipment outdoors in 2018 – a feature that is synonymous with Hillhead.’

The show will take place from June 26-28, 2018, at Tarmac’s Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton. Further details are available from the show website: www.hillhead.com

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