Ideal Home Show welcomes record numbers to EventCity, Manchester

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Ideal Home Show welcomes record numbers to EventCity, Manchester

Last weekend thousands flocked to EventCity to visit our latest Ideal Home Show launch at Event City in Manchester. Replicating the iconic Ideal Home Show, which has welcomed over 60 million visitors through its doors since 1908, this was the first time that the show has been hosted in the North West.

Based on the same award winning Earls Court format and housed across 20,000m2, Ideal Home Show at EventCity, Manchester was the largest consumer exhibition to be hosted in the North West and attracted 37,000 visitors (ABC audit Pending) - significantly more than what was originally predicted by organisers Media 10.

Lee Newton, Managing Director of Media 10, said; "We always knew Ideal Home Show at EventCity, Manchester would be a success but the actual figures from the debut show have really blown us away. Both pre and on-the-door sales have performed above and beyond what we originally predicted which is testament to the region and demand for quality events such as the Ideal Home Show."

"Initial feedback from both visitors and exhibitors has been hugely positive which we're extremely proud of given that this is the first time that we've attempted exporting Ideal Home Show to the North of England. Given the volume of publicity generated ahead of its launch, it was vital that we delivered a memorable show - especially as it was the first time that EventCity had hosted an event of this magnitude."

Andy Orr, Managing Director at EventCity, Manchester, said; "Everyone at EventCity is immensely proud to have been part of the Ideal Home Show's success. The quality and range of exhibitors, the amazing theatres and Gregg Wallace's restaurant – have all added up to give the huge attendance and an incredible experience. I have never seen a larger or happier group of customers before – we cannot wait to welcome the team back for the Ideal home Show at Christmas."

After the success of it debut, visitors will be pleased to hear that they don't have to wait long before Ideal Home Show returns to Manchester with a special three day Christmas event scheduled for 14th – 16th November 2014 that will be hosted again at EventCity.
"We can't wait to come back." Newton commented. "The initial success of the first show has really demonstrated the desire and demand for the North West to host more internationally acclaimed shows and we'll be re-evaluating our full show portfolio off the back of what has been one of Media 10's greatest achievements to date."