Portable Sanitation and Welfare Expo
The UK’s largest event focused purely on the portable sanitation industry
The Portable Sanitation and Welfare Expo is the UK’s largest event focused purely on the portable sanitation industry. It is organised by the Portable Sanitation Europe (PSE) trade association.
The event was developed in 2006 to bring together all areas of the industry, from suppliers and manufacturers through contractors and clients. The event showcases the latest technologies and innovations in the industry.
It provides the networking opportunity for professionals to share their knowledge in relation to new products, waste management and disposal, the transportation of effluents and all related legislation.
The PSE Association booked the Warwickshire Event Centre for their event for March 2019. Sadly, this rescheduled a number of times due to the covid pandemic and the event went ahead in November 2021.
During the enforced delay, the PSE Association had an internal restructure and their team was reduced. It was then that they approached their event manager Avril to take on the full fulfilment of the event as part of their team remotely as an additional service on top of the venue hiring.
This included the sales of the stands, PR and marketing of the event and all the delivery of the event including contractor management, delegate fulfilment, health and safety and legal compliance and operational management on the day.
The Expo was delivered over 8 months from start to finish with regular zoom meetings with the PSE committee and also the two leads for the PSE Association.
Avril was able to bring over 20 years’ experience including;
- selling the commercial stand space
- project management and planning and delivery of all elements including delegate registration, event advertising, PR, and marketing campaigns.
- logistic management including contractors/venue/supplier liaison and the management of the on-site teams.
- delivery of the live event as both the operations manager and also client lead for exhibitors and visitors.
The event was a huge success, and plans are in hand for this to become and bi annual partnership for the PSE Expo.
What the client says
PSE were made aware of the Warwickshire Event Centre as a potential suitable venue for our PSE Expo by a Director of PSE back in 2019, unfortunately COVID took hold and everything was placed on hold. We asked another member to organise our event however, they struggled to get it off the ground so we took the decision to engage Avril and her team to undertake the organising of our show - we were not disappointed.
Avril took over the management of the event with huge energy and enthusiasm and over 8 months encouraged over 35 exhibitors to book floor space - this by the way was a record for the event. Avril and her team organised everything from visitor passes to catering and from floor plan to advertising and social media. We had regular catch-up meeting and were always available for any assistance she required. The event was a huge success and we have had an enormous amount of positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors ..so much so we are already planning our next Expo in late 2023.
Overall Avril, her team and the venue are the ideal choice for any business or association to hold an exhibition.