De Boer to showcase its structures at International Confex

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.

Background on

De Boer

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.