CARPEX / WINDEX 2012 have been cancelled.

Owing to the greatly enhanced marketing opportunity offered by the Cleaning Show 2013, which is co-locating with the IMHX International Materials Handling Show, several traditional Carpex/Windex exhibitors have elected to use a greater percentage and in some cases all of their marketing budget for this event.

Visitor numbers at the Cleaning Show 2013 are expected to significantly increase thanks to the co-location with IMHX, making this an event that no serious supplier to the cleaning and allied markets can afford to miss.

Few companies wish to attend both Carpex/Windex and the Cleaning Show 2013, and as a consequence Carpex/Windex 2012 has been cancelled.

The next Carpex/Windex exhibition will therefore take place in 2014.

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Industry agrees to postpone Carpex/Windex until October 2012

Quartz Business Media, the organiser of the Carpex/Windex 2012 exhibition, has announced the postponement of the event, which was due to take place on 8th and 9th March. The new dates have been confirmed as 3rd & 4th October 2012. The exhibition will remain at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Martin Scott, exhibition sales director, said: “Carpex/Windex is staged specifically to support the needs of the carpet & upholstery and window cleaning industries, and we work closely with senior representatives from both sectors when shaping the event. Both sectors are finding trading tough at the present time, reporting that business activity is not set to rise until Q3 of this year. After positive discussions with major companies and associations from both industries we have therefore decided to postpone the event until 3rd & 4th October 2012, when buying activity is expected to be far stronger. Quartz Business Media is happy to be able to satisfy the needs of exhibitors in this way.

The Federation of Window Cleaners support the organiser in a move that they agree is in the best interests of the industries concerned. Early indications are that the October event will be larger than that planned for March, offering visitors a greater breadth of products and technologies.

Martin Scott continued: “The event in October 2012 will feature everything that was planned for the March event - there will just be more. The seminars organised by the FWC and NCCA will be stronger, and the Window Cleaning Competition - hosted by the world’s fastest window cleaner, Terry ‘Turbo’ Burrows – will take place over the two days of the event. I would also like to acknowledge the great help provided by the management team at the Ricoh Arena in being able to change the dates at such a late stage.”

With market recovery widely predicted for the third quarter of 2012, the organiser is confident that the October 2012 event will surpass the high standards achieved in 2010. To make sure you are part of it, please contact Martin Scott or Sarah Layton on:
Tel: 01737 855086



Windex / Carpex 2012 is sponsored by the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC) and the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA)

The Media Sponsor of the event is Cleaning & Maintenance magazine (C&M).