The SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show has “come of age” according to visitors, exhibitors and organisers.

Not only was the 2016 event the biggest ever pool and spa trade show held in Australasia; the effort, expense and creativity from the exhibitors saw many people compare the expo to American and European shows.

There were more exhibitors than ever before, more floorspace and more visitors. The 122 exhibitors covered 4795 square metres of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre exhibition floor, and a record 2427 visitors came to the show and the associated Swim Disability Conference, a 16 per cent increase over the 2014 numbers.