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InstallerLive and the HHIC join forces
InstallerLive, the largest national event for installers of plumbing, heating and renewable technologies, has teamed up with the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council to bring a brand new feature area to the exhibition in 2012, the Boiler Workshop and Legislation Hub.
Installers will enjoy face-to-face time with the major boiler manufacturers who are members of the HHIC. They will have the chance to see key boiler technologies stripped down, take practical workshop training sessions, speak to technical advisors, run through known issues, identify solutions and see what's new, innovative and easy to install.
The HHIC will provide installers with trusted information on the latest need to know advice around legislation. This area will also include support talks and open discussions, and encourage networking with the great and good in the heating industry.
"We think this is a great initiative for installers to get practical, hands on experience of the products and also get the up to date information on Building Regulations, SAP and the Green Deal," explains Chris Yates, Deputy Director of the HHIC. "There's lots going on in the heating and hot water industry this year and the show will be an ideal event for installers and engineers to see the latest innovations and get a better understanding of how regulations are evolving to take us further towards a low carbon economy."
Fiona Davies, Commercial Director at InstallerLive, agrees that this move is the way forward. "The HHIC Boiler Workshop and Legislation Hub will bring installers the answers and practical information they're looking for from the major boiler manufacturers," she says. "Our survey results from the 2011 show told us that the service installers receive from the manufacturers is the key indicator in which brands they buy.
"We want to provide visitors with the chance to examine as many of the top boiler brands as they can in one place, so they can make genuinely informed decisions about the appliances they install. That's exactly what this area will do, and we're delighted that the HHIC and its members appreciate the value of such a direct connection with their customers at InstallerLive."
InstallerLive will also keep many of the features which made last year's show so successful including the Eco Challenge. The aim of the Eco Challenge is to raise awareness of the skills that will be required to fit renewable technologies in the light of current and future Government initiatives, such as the Green Deal, Feed in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive. This feature will allo visitors to test their skills against others in an exciting, timed competition focused on installing renewable technologies.
InstallerLive Awards will also take place at the show. These national awards take place at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham (located on the NEC campus) on the evening of Monday 15th October. The awards bring together more than 700 industry notables to celebrate industry best practice and excellence in style.
Last year's InstallerLive proved to be a huge success and showed considerable growth on previous years with a total of 4,284 visitors and 118 exhibitors attending the event.
Picture shows: Chris Yates, HHIC
For details on exhibiting at InstallerLive 2012, contact Fiona Davies on:
T: 07500 118650
2nd March 2012