The FIT Show is set for a strong comeback for the 2022 event with visitor pre-registrations tracking well above the same point for the last show and over 80% of exhibition space already sold.
Organisers also note a distinct broadening of the types of visitors registering as well as a shift in reasons for attending and the products that they want to see.
Installers top the list, making up around a quarter of pre-registrations, followed by fabricators (12%), glaziers (11%) and builders/property developers (9%).
Doors remain the top product sector in visitors’ priorities, topped by bi-folds.
FIT Show typically attracts 10,000 visitors across the three days of the show. Company directors make up nearly a quarter by job title (22.5%) followed by business owner (17%) and MD (12%).
The main reasons given for visiting include: to see new products and equipment (24%) and to meet suppliers, customers and network (23%.).
Event director, Nickie West said: “I’m always eager to dig deeper into our visitor data and have been encouraged by the breadth of interest we have received from various job functions. But what I am most excited to see within the data is the broadening of the areas of interest from our pre-registered visitors. It’s far from being isolated just to windows and doors, with different materials featuring prominently as an area of interest amongst visitors, and significant interest for new products to enhance outdoor living.
“After an extended period of restricted face-to-face business we hope that the entire industry will share in our enthusiasm at getting back to doing what we do best. FIT Show is the UK’s flagship event for the glass and glazing industry and we are excited to showcase all of the latest products and innovations when we return next May.”