Sirius extends Trade Show across two days

Buying group in the electrical appliance and kitchen retail sector Sirius has announced its Trade Show will take place over two days.

08 Aug, 23

Buying group in the electrical appliance and kitchen retail sector Sirius has announced its Trade Show will take place over two days, rather than its traditional one-day event.

Sirius Trade Show now two-day event

The annual trade show will be held at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, from October 1-2, 2023.

Sirius is offering one free night’s stay at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel located on site for each member company.

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According to the buying group the decision was taken to make it a two-day event, to allow members more time to take advantage of the offers from suppliers and peer-to-peer networking.

Managing director at Sirius Buying Group Steve Jones said: “The Marshall Arena is one of the largest purpose-built arenas in the UK equipped with 2,500sqm.

“Providing the perfect space for us to hold our 2023 Trade Show, we get to bring all our members and suppliers together under one roof to continue to collaborate and grow relationships and collaboration, which right now in the current climate, is more important than ever!

“Suppliers will be out in force supporting with exclusive offers right in time for peak season so that our members can take advantage and maximise profitability.

“Our Autumn Trade Show is designed to be an exploration of the latest products and systems as well as unique marketing solutions for independent retailers.

“Our strength as a community lies in sharing information at every level and I am delighted by the growth mindset and the ripple effect of positive momentum as we lean into new opportunities and keep developing our businesses together.”

The trade show will also be a place to discuss ideas such as smart home tech, as head of operations Sirius Buying Group Mark Veysey explained: “The appliances and kitchen living sector are evolving with state-of-the-art smart tech and energy-efficient solutions and so our UK trade show is a great opportunity for our members every year to meet the demands of the new build and replacement market.

“According to Statista, the overall sector is set to grow to over $900 billion in value by 2028, and so by partnering with leading global brands like Whirlpool Group, Haier and BSH Appliances, as well as established UK suppliers, we’re helping our members develop long-lasting connections and build product portfolios that best serve their communities.”

At the same time, the show is designed to enable retailers to benefit from deals which may help with business in the current climate.

Marion Morton, head of commercial at Sirius added: “As more consumers gravitate towards areas in their life they can control, our suppliers and members are in the best position to react quickly and capture new customers seeking out premium household appliances with self-serving features.

“We know that the cost of living continues to dictate the sales conversation, so we want to ensure our members are equipped with the latest promotions and exclusive deals so they can quickly convert leads into sales.”

The Sirius Trade Show will also be supporting Bristol-based charity, the Billie Elizabeth Wood Trust, which fundraises for research in subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Data and marketing manager at Sirius Buying Group Joe Howes stated: “We are proud to raise awareness about this brain condition, which affects a significant number of otherwise healthy people every year and join with our approved member Caple in championing this worthy cause on a national stage.

“We are always humbled by the generosity of the entire group who kindly raised £9,000 at our Conference last May for the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Syria-Turkey Appeal.

“We are so proud that our people continue to see the importance in giving back and are excited to see what we’re able to raise at our autumn event.”