Cranmore Park Celebrates Return of Live Events


Cranmore Park Celebrates Return of Live Events

14 Jul 2021 Cranmore Park Conference and Events Centre

04 | 05 JULY

INDX Kidswear recently returned to Cranmore Park for its first in-person trade-show since February 2020. Taking place in the Platinum Suite showroom, the 2 day event was planned to meet the guidelines in force on 17 May therefore there were a number of restrictions and measures in place to ensure the well-being of all event staff, visitors and exhibitors.

Jane BartlettHead of Events at Cranmore Park praises the collaborative team effort that resulted in a safe and successful show:

"Amidst the challenges of holding a live event during Covid restricted times, we worked in partnership with the INDX Kidswear team to help plan and deliver an exciting show. Safety remains our  priority and a key part of this year's planning has been supporting regular communication between the show's organisers and their customers, reassuring them of the precautionary measures in place and updating them on what to expect at the venue"

12 | 13 JULY 

The first trade show from the INDX Home group welcomed trade suppliers and buyers for a 2 day showcase of the latest product innovations from the homewares sector.

"I would like to personally thank all the staff at Cranmore Park for their support in making this event a huge success"

- Rachel BreenINDX Home Organiser

22 | 23 JUNE 

The AIS Bed & Sofa Bed Show welcomed retailers and trade suppliers for a two day buying event taking place across our ground floor and first floor showrooms.

"We have received amazing feedback from our visitors and exhibitors, all of whom felt safe and relaxed during their time at the show"

- Julian Cox, Director of Furniture at AIS

"It was hugely important for us to get back to hosting in-person business events as soon as was safely possible and having confidently delivered 3 large scale shows we are now looking forward to resuming a full calendar of events, meetings and conferences".

Jane BartlettHead of Events at Cranmore Park



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    Danielle Worker
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