In This Issue
If you haven't been yet don't miss the final day of SOLEX tomorrow
SOLEX organiser pleased with response to the show
Register to attend SOLEX 2022
SOLEX opening times: Thursday
Don't miss SOLEX SUN... brought to you every day live from the show
LOFA partnering with charity Perennial in 2022/23
Pioneering outdoor furniture brand scoops Best Sustainable Product Award at SOLEX 2022
Zest 'amazed' to pick up Best Furniture Product 
Hartman team's hard work pays off with Best Stand Award  
Best BBQ goes to Pro Q’s Flatdog
El Fuego 'overwhelmed' by winning Best Individual Product
Timberline grills from Traeger perfect outdoor cooking
Fiji from Firmans offers maintenance-free, al fresco dining
Zest showcases natural products for easy outdoor living
Celtic Spas showcase luxurious hot tub
Free Mambo branded pop-store display
Bringing some Michelin Stars to SOLEX 2022
Style, quality and competitive pricing from Hartman’s Riviera range
New Risha range works indoors and outside
Woodlodge's Honey & Wild makes big impression
Tramontina launches design furniture collections
Glencrest expands and enhances its Chatsworth range
Griddle cooking with Bramblecrest
RotoSpa offers visitors chance to win luxury break prize
Affordable luxury from Mercer Leisure
Re-invent your offering with BBQ Gourmet
Premier gets smart with its lighting and point of sale
Storage and furniture designed with end users in mind
Air fryer and barbeque in one from LANDMAN
The sky is the limit with Glendale’s Venetian Gazebo
Built-in barbeques that are out of this world 
Spanish tradition inspires new range
Char-broil’s high performance grill of the future
Dansons Europe sets new standards
Everything you need for outdoor living
Gardeco turns up the heat with new ranges and new deals
Tower takes expanded Outdoor Living collection to SOLEX
Outdoor grilling on the go
Ginique brings a touch of drama to the garden
Norfolk Grills videos promote delicious cooking
Innovation with a practical twist
Don’t let wasps spoil fun in the garden
Ascalon unveils its preseason offering
Bringing contemporary luxury from the East
Come and join the party
The future of eco fire pits
Light up your outside lounging 
El Fuego, Hartman, Lifestyle Garden, ProQ and Zest are winners of the SOLEX 2022 Awards
Buzzing with activity on first day of SOLEX
LOFA make £10,000 donation to Greenfingers
Riviera Double Futon Lounger - David Domoney's tip for garden leisure sales in 2023
Picture round-up from build-up day
New date and look for SOLEX 2023
Full SOLEX Preview in GTN July Issue - Read on-line here
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New date and look for SOLEX 2023

The organisers have announced that SOLEX is expanding and in 2023 will take place on 16-18 May. These new dates sit comfortably within the new buying calendar set by manufacturers in the Far East and will allow SOLEX exhibitors and visitors to place their orders in plenty of time for the 2024 spring/summer season.


The last two years have seen a seismic shift within our industry, and the way we do business has been totally changed.


Far East manufacturers have put increased pressure on the outdoor leisure industry to move the ordering process to mid spring, a full two months earlier than in previous years, so to accommodate this we have moved the dateline for SOLEX forward. 


We have worked closely with the NEC, Birmingham over the past year to fit this new timeline into what we know is a busy exhibition period.


New look and expansion for SOLEX 2023

SOLEX was set up for LOFAmembers to showcase their best-selling ranges and newest collections to industry buyers, it is the perfect place to enable them to meet the quality buyers that SOLEX attracts. 


We feel it is now the right time to open our exhibition up to a wider outdoor leisure audience, and that is why from 2023 onwards SOLEX will be split into three specific areas.


LOFA members zone

Filled with an inspirational group of companies all focused on the outdoor living industry, our LOFA members offer the most unique outdoor entertaining idea from BBQs, furniture, fire pits, spas, shading, lighting, chimeneas and a wide range of accessories. All adhering to the LOFA Code of Practice, this group of companies are the best brands within the outdoor living sector.


New enterprise zone

Open to new start-ups and businesses enabling them to get onto the industry ladder and help them on their way to becoming LOFA Members.


Summer garden zone

This section is for those companies that do not meet the LOFA criteria but want to be part of the Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition. However, the standards LOFA upholds will still need to be met by these companies in this zone. All their products will have to meet current UK regulations so we can be sure they are supplying good quality and safe products to the industry. 


This is a very exciting time for SOLEX. The new format means we can grow and develop the show and encourage more innovation, new companies and fresh ideas and we are looking forward to forging new relationships with a wider section of the industry over the coming years.


If you are interested in exhibiting at SOLEX 2023, the only exhibition organised by the industry for the industry, contact

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