29th September to 1st October 2024  |  Telford International Centre

Deliveries cannot be accepted outside of the show timetable dates – please ensure you arrange any deliveries to your stand within the build-up times as PATS does not have tenancy of the venue until this time.  The address for deliveries is:-

Company Name, Stand Number, Halls 1, 1A, 2 & 3             
PATS 2024, 29th September - 1st October 2024                                
c/o International Centre Telford                                                         
St Quentin Gate
Shropshire TF3 4JH   

There are no free storage facilities available on-site at Telford International Centre.  Please ensure you make arrangements for the removal and storage of any excess stock or cases.  Exhibit 3Sixty Logistics will be happy to quote on any storage during the show, their contact details can be found on page 5 of this manual.

If you are staying at a nearby hotel we recommend leaving your car at your hotel and walking to the venue, or car-sharing, to free up parking spaces at the venue for your visitors.  The International Centre has 1300 visitor car parking spaces onsite, all within easy walking distance of the venue.  Sat nav postcode: TF3 4JH; What Three Words: gentle, motivates, party. 

The halls will be open at 0800hrs for exhibitors each morning, and the show opens at 0930hrs on all three open days.

All stand contractors will need to complete a Stand Plan Submission Form, together with the stand plan itself.  A risk assessment, construction phase plan, method statement and proof of insurance are also required for each stand.  Permission to build will only be granted once all of this information has been received by the Organisers, by the deadline date of 6th September 2024, email jo.scotting@impact-exhibitions.com.

If you have a space only stand then you can build to a maximum height of 4 metres.  No stands will be permitted to be built above this height – please refer to the Stand Construction section of this manual.  All space only stands must submit a plan for their stand to the Organisers in advance of the show by 6th September 2024 – make sure you take into account the build-up & breakdown time available when planning your stand build.  If you have a shell scheme stand then the maximum height for interior display is 2.43m (floor to underside of ceiling grid). 

Yes, on Friday and Saturday of build-up, high visibility clothing must be worn.  Also, high visibility gilets/jackets WILL be a requirement on breakdown evening after 1630hrs, in accordance with CDM regulations.

Lighting is included in the shell scheme packages, but not electrical socket.  If you require an electrical socket on your stand, you would need to order this directly with LX Exhibition & Event Services.

If you have a shell scheme stand, then the lighting which is included as part of your stand package will be positioned behind the fascia of your stand.  Exhibitors with space only stands will need to order power & lighting directly with LX Exhibition & Event Services.

Your company name will be displayed in keeping with the image of the show - please complete your Fascia Nameboard Form in the PATS exhibitor manual. If you wish to also display your logo please contact Showlite directly to arrange this – it will involve an additional cost.  

The shell scheme is not designed to bear any significant weight.  For more information on appropriate fixings or display please contact Showlite directly (contact details at the front of the manual).

In Halls 1, 2 and 3, all shell scheme stands will be carpeted in grey cord carpet; gangways in blue cord carpet.  Space only sites will not be carpeted and floor-covering will need to be ordered separately. Only approved low-tac carpet tape will be permitted. 
In the Aquatics Zone in Hall 1A, the hall is close carpeted throughout in a grey patterned carpet – stands and gangways - and additional floorcovering will not be possible.

We had a fantastic experience exhibiting at PATS, where we were able to showcase our products. PATS provides us with an excellent platform to connect with industry professionals, gain valuable market insights, and establish relationships, making it a truly successful and rewarding experience.

Charlie Williams
Commercial Director |  Canagan Group

The amount of new products on display is amazing. A visit to PATS is more than worthwhile - it's essential if you're a serious retailer.

Amanda Tallis
Harrys Pets

PATS is the show not to be missed, we get busier every year without a doubt

Rob Newsome
Director Sales and Operations |  Danish Design

This year was my seventh trip to PATS. It’s so important for us to keep up to date and stay relevant, and the event helps us to do that every year

Jo Sutton
Owner |  Discount Feeds in Wetherby
The New Starter Zone had a serious buzz about it. We had a lot of interest, keeping us busy on both days of the show. It was perfect for a new business starting out. 
Louise Toal
Owner & Founder |  Furr Boost
I think the show is important to the industry as it gives people the chance to talk face to face. I loved the New Starter Zone
Jo Milnes
Distinctive Pets, Yorkshire
As a Dutch-based supplier of live, frozen and dried fish food, aquarium plants and water treatments to UK retail outlets, public aquaria and zoos, I am thrilled to hear that PATS is introducing a dedicated aquatics section into its trade show. The fusion of pets and aquatics under one roof promises a great three-day event.
Joey Abrahams
Commercial Director |  Aquadip

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