After a decade at Jupiters, SPLASH! is moving across the road to the Gold Coast Convention Centre. “We expanded into one marquee in 2008 and added a second marquee this year, but demand for exhibition space continues to grow” said Simon Cooper, Managing Director for Interpoint Events. The exhibition has more than 100 companies showcasing products and services for the pool industry and over 2000 people attend the biannual event. The move to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) provides the exhibition with 30% more exhibit space and also enables all exhibitors to be located in the one hall. “The benefits to exhibitors include all being in one hall, with easier access and higher ceilings. For visitors it will also mean they can visit all the companies in one place and we are able to build meeting places on the show floor” said Simon. Dates for the 9th SPLASH! show will be 17-18 August 2016 with an estimated 120 exhibitors and 2500 visitors.
International SwimDisABILITY Fest
‘Aussie Aquatics recognises the great potential for people with disability to participate in all aspects of the great activity and sport and is committed to making inclusion simply part of what they do. Aussie Aquatics believes in taking a social approach to disability inclusion by putting the swimmer first, adapting to individual need and addressing both physical and attitudinal barriers to participation. With the help of other partner organisations, Aussie Aquatics deliver programs and resources to support and develop Swim Schools and teachers to understand the needs of people with disability and how they can create a positive and welcoming environment. People with disability should have the same opportunities to swim as everyone and SPLASH! 2016 will have a special focus via an International SwimDisABILITY Fest for swim schools and teachers and a display of swim disability equipment, to support swimmers to learn and improve.’
Ross Gage, CEO Aussie Aquatics (formerly Swim Australia)