The city of Lyon, France, will be opening its doors this month (November) to this year’s edition of the Piscine Global, a biennial event that brings manufacturers and distributors of pools and spas from all across the world.
With more than 600 exhibitors from 35 countries and 1,167 brands represented, Piscine Global showcased the sector’s most comprehensive offering to 18,000 visitors from 90 countries in 2012.
The show will see leading innovations, retailers, pool and spa builders/fitters, architects, landscape architects, specifiers, private and public authorities take part. It will be held at Lyon – Eurexpo from November 18 to 21.
Commenting on the show, a spokesman said: “Innovation is at the heart of Piscine’s know-how. About 100 technical or eco-friendly innovations are launched during the show. All the products presented compete for the Top 100 or the Pool Eco Attitude Innovation Trophies. The winners receive their awards during a gala dinner held on the opening day.”
For the 2014 edition, Piscine Global is adopting a new identity, bringing together all professionals from the sector under a single banner to offer visitors from all over Europe an exhaustive range of products and services for constructing, maintaining and renovating private and public pools and spas.
Visitors will discover a comprehensive range of products such as terraces, furniture, lighting, showers, paving, natural stone and other decorative features for enhancing their pools in its natural environment.
The event is expecting a wide variety of high-calibre visitors including specialists in outdoor development and in particular many landscaping professionals, who, because of changes in the market and demands from private pool owners, are increasingly teaming up with pool fitters to offer customers a comprehensive service.
“This win-win partnership between pool fitters and landscape designers has led to an encouraging development of the market over the past few years,” says the spokesman.
Piscine Global 2014 will have three themed expos under one roof: Piscine, a major event in private and residential pools and spas; Aqualie, the only professional exhibition fully dedicated to public pools, community pools, water parks and aquatic wellness centres; and the Living Pool Exhibition, featuring outdoor furniture, composite wood terraces, outdoor lighting, pool decks, summer kitchens, mosaics, flagstones and floorings. Exhibitors include Alkern, Pierra, All in Stone, Armagi, Seet Europole, O Concept, Axium Solutions Aluminium, Diffusion Sol Mur, VDJ and Synkro System, amongst many others.
The expo has editions outside Europe as well: Piscine Middle East, which was held from April 22 to 24 this year at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Piscine Splash Asia to be held from May 20 to 21, 2015, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.