EventCity hosted the most successful Caravan & Motorhome Show ever held in the North West last week. Previously held at Manchester Central, the four-day show organised by Clarion Events attracted 31,489 visitors showing a 42% increase on visitor numbers from last year. Opened by Charlene Tilton, Dallas actress and Dancing on Ice contestant, the show welcomed over 8,000 people on day one – well up on the 3,000 who visited on the first day of the show in 2011.
The move to EventCity has proved a hit with exhibitors as well as visitors, with record sales reported and over 70% already confirmed to attend next year. Main exhibitors Swift Group doubled last year’s sales performance with a record-breaking £4million in sales and Glossop Caravans said the first day of the show was ‘the best in more than 30 years of exhibiting at events’.
Sam North, Clarion Show Director said, "We are extremely pleased with the response to our expanded show and new Manchester venue. This was the first time EventCity at The Trafford Centre had held such a major consumer exhibition. We had some small technical event issues initially but these were soon rectified and we are absolutely confident it will make an excellent venue in 2013”.
Andy Orr, Managing Director of EventCity said, "EventCity is delighted to have partnered with Clarion in breaking all records for The Caravan and Motorhome Show. The size, location and free parking at EventCity provided the show organisers with the room to expand the event, which helped them to achieve record attendances, record number of exhibitors and record sales”. With over 40 events confirmed at EventCity in 2012, the rapid popularity of the second largest venue outside London continues from strength to strength.