AQUA Telford aquatic trade show 2019

Final preparations are being made as the AQUA 2019 industry exhibition gets set to open its doors at Telford International Centre at 9.00am on Wednesday, October 16th.

With an impressive number of exhibitors and a packed showcase of new products, there will be lots to keep visitors busy during this eagerly awaited aquatics and water gardening industry event.

The excitement has been building for months with over 80 companies planning their new launches around AQUA 2019.

Now the wait is almost over for both exhibitors and visitors…and the two-day show can soon begin.

With so many exciting plans it could easily be a memorable year for attendance numbers as well.

OATA Impact chairman Dr David Pool said: “We’re certain that time spent at AQUA 2019 will prove to be both memorable and valuable. A lot of planning and hard work has gone into organising this show and I’m confident visitors will have an enjoyable and profitable visit.”

Aquarium Systems UK is one company that acknowledges the benefits of exhibiting at such a prestigious show. General manager Dale Lewis said:

“We are looking forward to AQUA 2019. This show has always been well attended so it gives us a great opportunity to showcase our new products to the retailers of the UK. There is also a great social side to the show. I hope 2019 will be bigger and better than ever.”

For Red Sea Aquatics, the exhibition is an essential part of the company’s sales strategy. “I can’t wait for AQUA 2019 to start. We have so many new products launching it is an incredible opportunity to showcase exactly what we do to the best of the UK aquatics industry. I’m really looking forward to seeing you all there,” said national sales manager Andy Lister.

Garden Aquarium is a new exhibitor and director Gemma Thomas said the company was excited at the prospect of showcasing its products. “We’re really optimistic about what the show will bring and looking forward to meeting new and existing customers. We will be exhibiting our Clear View Garden Aquarium range along with some new products for 2020.”

An exciting addition to this year’s exhibition is the aquascaping demonstrations by American-based Luis Navarro, who will aquascape four unique tank designs during the show. These inspiring designs will provide retailers with ideas on how they can inspire their customers to create something special in their own tanks.

Every visitor who attends the demonstrations, sponsored by ALF, will be in with a chance to win one of the four fully aquascaped aquarium sets worth £700 (RRP) each.

On arrival at Telford International Centre, a large majority of visitors are expected to head for the New Product Showcase, which will have a huge presence at the exhibition. All entries in the Showcase, sponsored by pwwnews, will be judged by a panel of independent retailers for the New Product Awards on the first morning of the show.

The Awards will be presented to the winners at a sold-out AQUA dinner, in front of an audience of over 500 people from the trade after the first day of the show.

As well as getting to see all the new products to be launched on to the market, visitors will be well looked-after during their stay. There are extensive catering facilities, and everyone will receive a free tea or coffee, and a lunch voucher. Visitors can also benefit from free parking next to the exhibition hall.

There’s still time to register for free entry on the AQUA 2019 website where a full list of exhibitors can be also be found.

Opening times

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019:

Thursday, 17th September, 2019:



Jeremy Gay

Author of three fishkeeping books and lifelong fishkeeper. Experience includes editor of Practical Fishkeeping magazine, editor of Pet Product Marketing magazine, multi award- winning livestock manager and aquatic store manager.