6th January 2010
De Boer is set to wow visitors and fellow exhibitors when it showcases
its versatile structures at this year’s International Confex event.
As one of the leading international suppliers of temporary structures,
De Boer knows how to impress. And it is certain to win praise for its
distinctive hexagonal Acropolis Pavilion which will be used for Confex 2010’s London
Bar – the show’s central bar area.
The striking Acropolis structure, with its unique shape, peaked roof and
decorative columns, will be a focal point of the three-day event at Earls
Court, London in February.
Measuring 12 metres across with a capacity of 97 square metres and
located at the heart of the exhibition, De Boer’s Acropolis will be where
visitors and exhibitors make a beeline to meet, network and relax over a few
De Boer is also supplying six of its chalet structures, measuring 16
square metres, in the ‘Great Outdoor’ section where it will team up with four
partners - Dutch furniture hire and flooring specialists Decorum, UK’s premier
event caterers Amadeus, signing and graphics company Icon and PKL (Portable
Kitchens Ltd) - to provide a one-stop-shop for Confex visitors.
John Cochrane, De Boer’s Sales Director - Events, said:
“This is the first time we have exhibited in seven years and we are really
looking forward to it. We wanted to show our support to Confex organisers UBM
(United Business Media) as well as showcase De Boer’s innovative designs and expertise
in providing temporary accommodation for events and festivals, no matter how
big or small. And as the premier show for exhibitors, Confex is the perfect vehicle
for De Boer to kick off a challenging new decade.”
Duncan Reid, Portfolio Director for Confex Group, said: “We have had a
good relationship with De Boer for many years and its Acropolis structure for
the London Bar is going to be a focal point for people who want to network,
have a drink or just sit down for a few minutes.
“We see outdoor events and exhibitions as a growth sector in the future
and something we will be concentrating on. With De Boer’s reputation as one of
the leading companies in this sector we were happy to have them supply the
structure for the London Bar at this year’s event.”
International Confex, the UK’s leading exhibition for event organisers,
attracts over 10,000 visitors over three days. This year’s event will be staged
at London’s Earls Court from February 23-25.
De Boer is one the
leading international supplier of temporary accommodation for large events and
festivals, storage purposes, airport baggage handling and supermarkets. De Boer
was established in 1924 and is headquartered in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. The
company now has offices in The Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom,
Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, Sweden and Dubai. De Boer is also represented
in Qatar, Russia, China and the USA.
It employs more
than 350 people internationally and during high season another 150 temporary
workers are deployed. NPM Capital has been major shareholder since August 2005.