5th June 2009
De Boer has provided a huge temporary exhibition venue for the spectacular Mobility Roadshow 2009, the world’s largest annual mobility and lifestyle gathering.
The event, taking place at Kemble Airfield in Gloucestershire between June 4 and 6, boasts hundreds of exhibitors. It is expected to attract 10,000 visitors keen to see the very latest products and services designed to aid independent living.
The Roadshow also provides a fun day out for the family with an array of activities including vehicle test drives, disabled flying and wall climbing.
The 2009 event marks the continuation of a strong working relationship dating back more than a decade between De Boer and the event’s organiser Mobility Choice. De Boer has provided this year’s Roadshow with two large A-frame structures – measuring 50 metres by 130 metres and 30 metres by 100 metres – for use as the event’s main exhibition halls.
The accommodation is offering a temporary home to a broad spectrum of exhibitors, ranging from leisure companies to manufacturers of specially adapted vehicles.
Mobility Choice Executive Director Jacqui Jones said: “We bill the Roadshow as the world’s largest event of its kind. As far as we’re aware there’s no other show that’s dedicated to personal mobility and which allows people to test drive adapted vehicles.”
She said that the smaller of the two De Boer structures “is transformed into a car showroom” because it is created with glass panels along the entire length of one of its 100-metre sides.
Jacqui praised the links between Mobility Choice and De Boer. “The relationship is very strong,” she explained. “They are always our first port of call. Because of the modular nature of the structures we are able to increase or decrease the amount of space to suit our needs.”
She added: “They just meet all the requirements. I have worked on this show for the past 14 years and we have only ever used De Boer during that time.”
The Mobility Roadshow is staged annually but moves to a different venue each year – to offer fair access to visitors from across the UK. Temporary structures have been provided by De Boer to a large number of previous gatherings, at locations that include Donington Park in Derbyshire and Crowthorne in Berkshire.
De Boer Key Account Manager Kate Hunter said: “De Boer welcomes the opportunity to continue its strong working relationship with the team at Mobility Choice. Over the years the two organisations have co-operated extremely well to ensure a great event for the thousands of visitors who attend this phenomenally successful gathering.”