5 Good Reasons To Visit the Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition (SOLEX)
Returning to the NEC, Birmingham in July is the fantastic Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition (SOLEX). This unique and focussed event, organised by the industry for the industry, brings together all the leading manufacturers of garden products – furniture and accessories, barbecues, fire pits, leisure products, gifts, outdoor buildings, storage, lighting, spas, pergolas, hot tubs, parasols, and soft furnishings. It’s an absolute must visit for venues boasting outdoor space.
1. The only event Organised By The Industry For The Industry
This unique and focussed event, organised by the industry for the industry, brings together all the leading manufacturers of garden products – furniture and accessories, barbecues, fire pits, leisure products, gifts, outdoor buildings, storage, lighting, spas, pergolas, hot tubs, parasols, and soft furnishings – and provides a showcase for all the exciting new developments in design, environmental manufacturing, sustainability, and production for both the retail and contract markets.
2. A chance to meet the Leading Outdoor Leisure Brands in the UK and Europe
The most renowned suppliers in the UK can be found at SOLEX which makes it the perfect place to connect with quality buyers. It offers the newest and most inspirational garden products attracting visitors from multiple and independent garden centres, high street and department stores, online retailers, DIY stores and other industry professionals.
This relaxed and friendly exhibition is a great place to do business, so, whether you are a visitor or exhibitor, SOLEX has everything you could possibly want or need. It is the perfect place to see new products, discuss new ideas and increase brand awareness.
3. Visit our Loving Outdoor Living Zone and meet the guys from the BBQ Magazine and watch a BBQ masterclass with Marcus Bawdon
2022 sees the start of a beautiful friendship between SOLEX and the BBQ Magazine. This fire, food and outdoor living publication has the perfect synergy with SOLEX in that we are both industry led, we are both passionate about outdoor living and cooking outdoors. Many of our BBQ members are already contributors and advertisers in this fantastic new magazine. The BBQ Magazine will be supporting our Loving Outdoor Living Zone, this area will feature many BBQ & fire brands who will be showcasing their products in their natural environment and cooking up some tasty treats for visitors to sample during the show.
We also have Chef, Author, Teacher and consultant Editor of BBQ MAG Marcus Bawdon joining us, he will not only be judging the Best BBQ Award, interviewing and filming with our BBQ exhibitors but also giving a BBQ masterclass, in fact the inspiration to launch BBQ magazine in 2020 came after editor Rupert Bates attended one of Marcus’s UK BBQ School classes, so we are in good hands.
The lucky winners of the Best BBQ Award will receive free marketing within the next issue of BBQ magazine plus a signed copy of Marcus’s new book Food and Fire, where he offers up to 65 bold dishes to cook outdoors.
4. Be in with a chance of winning one of 5 Great Prizes When You Register for your free tickets
Registration for the show comes with the added benefit of 5 fantastic summer living prizes donated by some of our exhibitors. Register today and you could win a Hofats Spin lantern from Ginique, Bistro Set from Kaemingk, Gas2Coal 3 Burner BBQ from Charbroil, Ozpig from Que Fresco, and an Outdoor Bean Bag from Extreme Lounging.
5. Plant a Tree with LOFA & the RSPB
This year we will be offsetting the carbon footprint of the exhibition and doing our bit to help the environment. Our plan is to make the show a carbon neutral event, so with a little help from Planet Mark we will be asking visitors and exhibitors alike how they travelled to and from the show. We will also be partnering with the RSPB; for every visitor that attends SOLEX 22, we will donate £5. Each donation will plant a tree at RSPB Haweswater on the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park.