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Review from FPS EXPO 2012 in Harrogate, UK - PetrolPlaza on the road

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Posted / Last update: 02-05-2012
The PetrolPlaza team reports for the 1st time from FPS EXPO, the annual event for the oil distribution industry. This year’s FPS EXPO was staged on 18th and 19th April at the Harrogate International Centre.

According to the organisers, the FPS EXPO is 'the most important show in the oil distribution industry calendar. It brings together the leading manufacturers, distributors, equipment suppliers and software companies.'

Amongst the 106 exhibiting companies in the three different halls were suppliers active in the distribution industry, manufacturers of tankers, components and software.

Despite the awful weather conditions, show organisers FPS, calculated that the 2012 event attracted similar numbers to last year, about 1200 visitors. From talking to exhibitors, everyone seemed generally happy with the quality of visitors.

Emco Wheaton, a company which manufactures fluid handling equipment echoed the thoughts of many exhibitors and visitors when they said: “FPS EXPO is a very focused show, targeted specifically to our customer base. This is an opportunity to showcase our latest developments to a large audience.”

In addition to the trade show, the event also incorporated a comprehensive Workshop Programme, a Golf Competition and an Awards Dinner on Thursday evening, where winners were announced and awards presented. 

The 2013 FPS EXPO will again be held in Harrogate on 17th and 18th April 2013.

More information on this year’s event, incorporating interviews with exhibitors, visitors and the organisers, can be found in our video review, sponsored by Elaflex.

> [FOLLOW THIS LINK] to watch the video on PetrolPlaza TV

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