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Total Brand Licensing
Total Brand Licensing will be joining us as a Media Parnter for a second year running! Their appearance at SMMEX 2014 was greatly received and so we are excited to welcome them back for SMMEX 2015 in March!
We are excited to announce that we will be working with Total Licensing again this year for SMMEX 2015! They supported us last year and we are delighted to welcome them back for a second year.
Errea Dress for Success
The new team kit for Ado Den Haag FC has been presented by SMMEX 2015 exhibitor Errea on Tuesday June 24th, in the changing rooms of the Kyocera Stadium. For more information on Errea see them at SMMEX 2015.
Errea return for SMMEX 2015
Errea and Numancia launch the new team uniforms for 2014-2015. We are pleased to announce that Errea will be returning to Wembley Stadium next March for SMMEX 2015.
Thank You from the SMMEX team
A big thank you to all of our exhibitors, our contractors and all that made SMMEX 2014 possible! It was great to see so many people join us at Wembley Stadium and here's to next year!
Expand International design, manufacture and print high quality and innovative event displays suitable for a variety of different events, from trade shows and exhibitions to interior design for restaurant or retail.
Green Goblet Ltd
Looking for reusable drinking cups that can be branded for your event, company or team? Head to Stand 121 to see Green Goblet who can make your needs a reality.
Stachetats will be featuring WORLD CUP and CUSTOM temporary cheek, mustache and eye black tattoos. These are great products for the fans and game day! No better way to show your team pride then with a Stachetat!
Passamar, Passamanarias Martins Lda
Passamar are on Stand 72 with a huge selection of Sports merchandising products such as Knitted fan scarves, beanie hats, woven high definition scarves, woven acrylic scarves, printed scarves, woven and printed pennants, cushions, lanyards, key rings, flags, badges.
SPI Global Play
With a reputation for quality and innovation, SPI Global Play have designed, manufactured and installed Indoor Adventure and Activity Centres and Family Entertainment Centres across the globe.
Game Day Colors
Looking for Spirit items, supporter wigs, make-up, beads, skin suits, socks, team sleeves, noisemakers etc? Then head to Stand 230 to see Game Day Colors.
Errea Sport Spa
The Legend Line is a range of merchandising clothing in a comprehensive range of styles and 'distinctly Italian' designs. Designs and imagery can be created from scratch, by our in-house design team, to fit perfectly with the requirements of the client.
BOTTLEPOPS are the NEW talking bottle openers!! With multiple sport designs they are the perfect gift and must have for all sport, beer and cider enthusiasts!
Soloshot are exhibiting the industy's first robot cameraman, a two part system consisting of a transmitter worn by the subject & a motorized base which automatically rotates keeping the camera pointed towards the transmitter.
Source Lab has been firmly established as the number one supplier of fan apparel and accessories to major football retail operations the length and breadth of the country. Visit the Team on Stands 21 & 22.
Head over to Stand 82 and see the selection of customized Balance Bikes for Kids that Peacock Bikes will be exhibiting.
World Centre Ltd
Showing a range of jewellery manufactured in stainless steel, silver, gold, silver plated & gold plated. Also a range of silicone jewellery products including wristbands, necklaces & bracelets.
Team Tots Clothing
Team Tots Clothing will be joining us at SMMEX this year with a fantastic collection of Babywear & Childrenswear, Adult T Shirts and Nightwear including cosy Onesies.
VGL is a family run screen and digital print company Specialising in large format production they can work with stadium and sports event organisers to design, produce and install external and internal branding.
Find Forever Collectibles on Stand 15 to browse their range of Home Textiles, Duvets, Fleece Blankets, Curtains, Cushions, Tableware, Ceramics, Stationery, Luggage and Lunch Boxes.
Onion Media will be showing you their biodegradable rain ponchos, cushions, backpacks, periscopes drink wear and inflatables. Offering a broad range of unique, bespoke eco-friendly products for your team, company and brand!
Paul Lamond Games
They will be showing their range of Subbuteo products - the most iconic and best selling football game in the world! Along with fully licensed team sets available including Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Celtic and Rangers.
Tervis is the original double-wall insulated drinkware that has been keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold since 1946. Its unique customizable options & sizes that fit every lifestyle, make it the everyday on-the-go option that lets people drink in all that life has to offer.
Customize your own sunglasses with Nunettes Germany to advertise your company, your team, your Event! As official Partner of Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke 04, VfB Stuttgart - to name a few - they can customize your own supporter Sunglasses for your Team!
Driving Your Brand Forward!
GREAT PLATE MATE is the UK leader in digitally printed number plate surrounds. Their digital printing system allows any image, logo or colour to be printed in fantastic detail. Find them on Stand 244.
Latz Fatz will be showing their promotional baby items such as bibs, rompers, shirts, socks, booties, blankets, pyjamas, bathrobes & pants - to name a few! They can customise products with logos, print, embroidery and specific colours!
ZSK Stickmaschinen will be using their Embroidery machine SPRINT 5 to demonstrate how they can embroider: shoes (footballl boots, sneakers and casual shoes), caps, polo shirts, door mats and car floor mats.
Third Street Sportswear
Showing a fantastic range of children's apparel/sportswear in customizable colors and printed with team logos and custom art are our friends from the USA. They'll be showing t-shirts, infant clothing, bibs, hoodies, sports jerseys on Stand 219.
Stadium Sweets Limited
For your own tasty team, venue or company branded sweets there is no other place to go than to see Stadium Sweets Limited on Stand 55.
Promotion Pets specializes in custom-made merchandising designs in plush and fabric. Their hight quality pets add great value to the marketing strategy of their clients. Find them and their wonderful selection of products on Stand 39!
ANIMMAT Barcelona offer attractive, flashy customized glasses which can feature your logo, image or text along with your brand colours on the front and side of the glasses providing them with a very original style and great advertising power.
Titania (Portugolfe Ltd) offer "BESPOKE BLING" gifts and accessories. The highest quality rhinestones, premium products, and an unrivalled level of workmanship ensures that their customers are 100% satisfied every time.
Gramercy Global Media
Gramercy Global Media are leaders in Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Display Advertising, Social Media Campaigns (SMM), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Website Design and Online Marketing and Advertising. Mee them on Stand 205 to see how they can help your brand.
Keep warm with Mayatki
Mayatki are the Official scarves licensee for Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid CF and Galatasaray SK, Fernerbahçe SK, Beşiktaş JK, Trabzonspor AS, Bursaspor. They are Europe’s biggest and leading fun scarves, badges and pennants manufacturer.
All the way from the USA!
Game Bibs, Inc. offers a unique brand of sports apparel for fans to wear on game day to truly "Stand Out in the Crowd." Game Bibs’ unisex bib overalls are offered in 40+ team colours in infant through adult sizes. See them on Stand 225.
Fobeal Alu-Schild GmbH
Exhibiting with us from Wuppertal, Germany, is Fobeal who specialise in individualized merchandising products made of anodised aluminium sheets. Visit them on Stand 103 to see what they can do for you.
Gravograph will be presenting a range of laser & engraving systems designed for in-store as well as high volume giftware personalisation. The equipment can be used to personalise items such as gifts, trophies, glass… in fact pretty much anything.
Head to Stand 42 to see the team at Duraweld and their bespoke stationery products including ID Badges, Binders, Pocket Files, Oyster Card Wallets, Boxes, Coasters, Mouse Mats.
Mail-sports.com will be appearing at SMMEX with a selection of all kinds of sports, fashion and travel bags. Find them on Stand 108 to browse their fantastic products.
RAINSHADER at SMMEX
Struggling in the wind and unable to navigate through crowds at the Grand National in 2012 Steve Collier went away and with the assistance of Warwick University the RAINSHADER was born, a unique umbrella tested up to Force 7 allows the user to view Sports and Events whilst occupying their personal space and not other peoples.
J&K Henderson supply their label watches and leather goods at low retail prices and excellent margins. Find them on stand 92.
Medoc Computers - Stand 90
A regular exhibitor at SMMEX, Medoc Computers will be showing you their end to end Retail solution covering: Product Create, Stock Management, Warehousing, Reporting, Mail Order, EPOS, Mobile/Tablet EPOS, E-commerce, M-commerce, Ticketing, Foreign Exchange.
Publicalco - Fontanals & Vinyals
Returning for their second year, Publicalco will be showing a selection of their glassware & porcelain, sports merchandise, tankards, mugs, glasses, shot glasses, ashtrays etc. Find them on Stand 56 for more information on how they can help you!
Returning for their fourth year in a row, Thermopatch will be showing off their new Digital Emblems, Woven Emblems and Name and Number combinations.
New Look for the Football Trade Directory
The Football Trade Directory now has a brand new site full of suppliers for your club including kit suppliers, boots, trophies, caterers, advertising, stadium & lighting providers, programme printers, pitch maintenance and more! Take a look http://www.footballtradedirectory.com/
iPersonalize Gift Engraving Kiosks - Stand 211
iPersonalize offer bespoke, touch screen, interactive, customer operated gift engraving stations for your retail environment. The countertop or floor standing kiosks can be branded with your club’s logo and colours to create an attractive & profitable personalised gift offering.
Roy Lowe & Sons
Appearing at SMMEX for the second year running is Roy Lowe & Sons with their fantastic range of Licensed Football design socks. 'Made in the UK'. Find them on Stand 43 at SMMEX 2014!
Maximiles UK Ltd
Maximiles is a marketing specialist with over 15 years expertise in helping Europe’s biggest brands acquire, engage and retain their members. Visit them on stand 55 to find out how they could help you!
Innovative Adhesives - No water, No hassle, No mess
Waterless peel & stick tattoos & promotional cards, their temporary tattoos can be used on skin and other surfaces like clothing, cell phones, laptops, etc. Find them on Stand 222!
Club Row Creations
Found on Stand 47 at SMMEX 2014 are Club Row Creations with a selection of their sports clothing, food & drink, sports bottles, gym & sports bags and Digital products. Say hello and see how they can help your brand.
All the way from Germany, Fanflosse!
Exhibiting at SMMEX for the first time is Fanflosse with their Fanfin, a fantastic device that offers companies an ideal branding platform using their own vehicles. The elegant fin design fits easily to the vehicle and is sure to catch the eye! See them on Stand 30.
Edis SPA will be exibiting a selection of their trading cards, sticker collections, collectable and promotional packaged products, promotional gadgets, tattoos & transfers and promotional playing cards. Find them on Stand 96.
Appearing on Stand 66 at SMMEX this year is Sphere Time, a company specialized in the design and production of personalized watches & clocks, from basic styles up to exclusive high class models.
The Great Branding Company at SMMEX 2014
Exhibiting new product launches, World Cup and UEFA Champions League licences. They will also be demonstrating how, by using their Global Supply chain, they can bring your online or retail range to market faster than anyone else. Visit them on Stands 123 & 124.
British Ice Hockey
British Ice Hockey is the long-standing industry-leading website in the UK, providing news, stats and information on the sport in this country. We are also happy to announce that they will be supporting SMMEX as a Media Partner for the 2014 Show! See them on Stand 217.
As the Official Licensee for Man Utd FC, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona and FC Brasil, to name a few, Storm International will be exhibiting their comprehensive range of souvenir products on stand 25 at SMMEX 2014.
AJS Embroidery Services Ltd
AJS Embroidery Services Ltd provide embroidery solutions to all types of apparel and promotional goods decorators. They will be giving live demonstrations of their Pulse ID line of automated personalization software at SMMEX. Stop by stand 18 and see what they have to offer.
Pre-show SMMEX Newsletter available online NOW!
Featuring information and photographs of our 2014 Exhibitors and their fantastic products. Take a look at the Newletter here http://tinyurl.com/oo4l64p
SMMEX 2014 featured in Total Licensing
SMMEX Event 2014 has been featured in the latest edition of Total Licensing Magazine. To read the preview of the upcoming event use the following link - http://tinyurl.com/puyo49f
Sportbox offers a range of web, media and communications services to the sports industry. They help their clients increase their brand awareness and ultimately generate revenue, helping clubs, brands and organisations to reach out to their audience. See them at SMMEX 2014
Love Rugby League
'Love Rugby League' will be at SMMEX 2014 and are one of our Media Partners this year.
Are you looking to raise your profile in rugby league? Hit hundreds of thousands of fans each month with an eye-catching advert on www.loverugbyleague.com, the leading rugby league website in the UK. Take advantage of the popular social media channels, and be featured on the weekly mailing list.
Fritsche Accesories will be exhibiting knitted products e.g. scarfs, beanies, hats gloves; fashion scarfs, individualized products. See them at SMMEX 2014.
Euro Sports' exciting new range of sports souvenirs and accessories will be shown at SMMEX 2014!!!
News from Work Me Out
Launching early 2014, 'Work Me Out' will be selling stock on their website, and all profits will be going to help the families who were hit by Britain's flooding and storms in 2013. Restoring their homes will take time and money, and so this is a very worthy cause!
Stock will be available very soon, so keep popping back to view their fantastic range of sports gear! See 'Work Me Out' at SMMEX 2014.
Euro Sports at SMMEX
Euro Sports' exciting new range of sports souvenirs and accessories will be shown at SMMEX 2014!
Drew Pearson International (Europe) Ltd are the UK headwear and accessories licensee for Manchester United, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC, FCB Barcelona, Celtic FC and most recently Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Along with football we are also the exclusive headwear and accessories for WWE Wrestling, American Freshman, Lee Cooper, Lonsdale, No Fear, Karrimor and many other properties too. The above licenses include all types of baseball cap, knitted beanie, scarf and gloves for men, ladies & kids too. We also specialise in designing, developing and manufacturing private label headwear for most of the UK high street multiple fashion retailers including NEXT, River Island and Top man as well as making headwear for a number of global brands.
BrandArt Ltd are global suppliers of branded merchandise. Renowned for unique and innovative products our ranges cover many categories - medals, keyrings, badges, stationary, drinks bottles and lanyards.
Rainbow Productions, supplier of the walkaround mascots to London 2012, specialise in the design and manufacture of mascots, which can be used to entertain fans before, during and after ganes as well as head up Junior Supporters Clubs.
Mascots can also act as the focal point for developing a range of merchandise and will help promote existing lines of merchandise through personal appearances within venues such as club shops. Our clients include The British and Irish Lions, Arsenal FC, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 2013 and the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
We also represent under licence 100 children's characters - such as Peppa Pig, Dennis the Menace and Mike the Knight - and supply these famous brands for personal appearances at match days and other live events.
Brand Licensing Europe Partnership
SMMEX - Sports Merchandise and Marketing Exhibition and
BLE - Brand Licensing Europe Announce Partnership
London, 12th December 2013: SMMEX – Sports Merchandise and Marketing Exhibition announce a new partnership with Brand Licensing Europe. This collaboration will bring together 2 market leading shows and provide new opportunities for attendees to both shows.
SMMEX 2014, a truly unique event, will take place on Monday 10th March at Wembley stadium and play host to over 140 manufacturers and suppliers of merchandise and marketing services from across the globe. Brand Licensing Europe, which takes place at Olympia in October, is the definitive event for the European licensing industry and will see over 280 leading brand owners showcase the latest brands, characters and images to over 7,200 retailers, licensees and sales promotion professionals.
“BLE is delighted to be partnering with SMMEX. We hope that this partnership will open up new opportunities for exhibitors and visitors at both shows and help to engage more people in the world of licensing” says Darren Brechin, Event Director, Brand Licensing Europe.
Brand owners that exhibit at Brand Licensing Europe will be able to attend SMMEX and meet with potential new partners, whilst exhibitors at SMMEX will be able to visit Brand Licensing Europe and discover the latest brands, characters and images available for license. This new partnership will see both show organisers cross promote their respective events through direct marketing and co-hosted seminars.
Michael Corbett, Sales Director at SMMEX EVENT said “Our exhibitors are looking to work with the major sports clubs, brands and licenses available to them. There are hundreds of products readily available to brand in any colour with any logo and SMMEXat Wembley Stadium is the perfect place for any licensor to visit for free and potentially find a new partner. The show may have started for the sports teams, but a mug or kids toy is as relevant to an entertainment brand as it is to any sports club, so the event has grown to welcome all kinds of people. We are confident that teaming with BLE will bring both parties a host of new opportunities.”
Supplier of: Scarves, Hats, Pillows, Keyholders, Luggage Belts, Towels, Bathrobes, Lanyards, Cushions, Pennants, Banners, Flags, Bandanas, Cases, Bags, Belts, Fleece Items
2014 sees FCBusiness celebrate 10 years of publishing. Serving as a practical guide to those involved in the business of running a football club at every level they will continue to bring you exclusive interviews, insight and comment on all aspects of the game.
Pollards will manufacture the majority of your print requirements in-house using the very latest technology. Keeping control and responsibility of every project means better quality value.
Pollards now offers a group of specialist brands delivering expertise and excellence to everything we do. From print to publishing to full service creative and design facilities we are a single source solution.
Pollards - More than just Print.
GB Eye Ltd
Founded in 1986, GB eye quickly established its position as the UKs leading poster supplier. With subsequent rapid growth, GB eye secured its place as one of the world’s leading suppliers of licensed products with thousands of customers in over sixty countries and an enviable roster of over two hundred brand licenses.
Working in partnership with the world’s biggest brands in music, TV, film, gaming, sport and many other genres, GB eye forged its reputation for identifying forthcoming trends in popular culture and reacting quickly to bring the best quality products to an ever changing global market.
TOMADEX Company, existing since 2004, is currently the largest manufacturer of accessories for fans in Europe. Acquired during two decades of business experience, modern machinery and qualified personnel enable us to offer a wide range of quality products at reasonable prices.
Product details: jacquard scarves, winter hats, bronx hats, printed scarves, printed T-shirts, HD knitted scarves, printed cups, bandanas, balaclavas, printed pillows, pennants, printed minishirts, printed car scarves, fleece gloves, MMA shorts, ice hockey sublimated jerseys and socks, lanyards, fish hats, printed flags.
Fan Ink is introducing the exciting Officially Licensed FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil™ fan wear products, including tattoo sleeves for Adults and Kids, multifunctional head tube and stockings available in your favourite country.
Total Displays Ltd awarded Business of the Year 2013
Following another great year of success, Total Displays have won the award for ‘Business of the Year 2013’ at this year’s Peterborough Telegraph Business Awards.
They were recognised for the success, quality, service and value that the company offers to both clients and its staff. See them on Stand 32 at SMMEX 2014.
Total Licensing launches TOTAL BRAND LICENSING in 2014
SMMEX is delighted to annouce that our new media partner Total Licensing, internationally renowned publisher of global magazines, is launching Total Brand Licensing in March 2014.
Total Licensing launches TOTAL BRAND LICENSING
This major new magazine will specifically cater to the needs of brands and brand extensions. Covering all aspects of brand licensing around the world, nine core sections will be the central focus of the new publication, including Corporate/Trademarks, Celebrities, Collegiate, Estates, Fashion, Music and Copyright, Non-profit, Sport, and Technology. The magazine will also carry global news, research data, and regular opinion.
Created by publishers who really know the business as a direct response to market demand, ahead of the launch an Editorial Advisory Board is being put together comprising specialists from all walks of the business who will be able to give expert opinion to our readers.
Total Brand Licensing will be published in print, digital and tablet formats and will be distributed to a targeted subscriber list that includes Total Licensing’s 80,000 readers in over 100 countries as well as key executives, manufacturers, retailers and other sectors around the globe – as well as of course being distributed at relevant trade shows. These will include Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, SMMEX, Buybrand Moscow, Licensing Japan, Hong Kong International Licensing Show, Kazachok Licensing Forum in Paris and many others.
Francesca Ash, Publisher, Total Licensing, comments: “There has long been a need for an information outlet that focuses solely on brands and brand extension, away from the entertainment industry, and Total Brand Licensing does just that. We are very excited about this new publication and the amount of industry buzz about it already is indicative of what a major launch this is.”
Goran Krnjak, Editor, adds: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all of those involved in the world of brands – it’s a fascinating industry and there’s a real need for information on an excellent level. This magazine has enormous potential.”
Total Brand Licensing will launch in March 2014, and will be published quarterly.
Great Plate Mate
Great Plate Mate are Europe’s number plate surround specialist and add the finishing touch to show off your car and your number plates. The surrounds are easy to fit, and you can use your existing Standard UK or European number plates.
Choose from cool Street Surrounds, Printed Surrounds, Motorsport Surrounds or if you've a message to get across - then you can do it with our personalised Custom Message surrounds.
They offer everything retailers need under one roof. The range breaks down into three main areas: retail security, ticketing and labelling and shop equipment and point-of-sale.
Products include security tags, CCTV, safes, labelling guns, rails and hangers, sizing cubes, shopping baskets and much more. They also offer custom branding on many product types.
Aford Awards is now the leading supplier of Trophies and Awards in the UK. Providing all types of trophies and awards for all sports. They support many Football clubs and leagues throughout the country.
The Blue Square Football Conference is one of their prestigious clients. They also specialise within the Motor Sport Industry and are proud supporters of the British F3 Championship among many other high profile race series, clubs and circuits.
British Sports Museum
At British Sports Museum they work with clubs to develop and range of signed memorabilia not only to suit every pocket, but also to suit every generation.
They work with club legends and utilise their appeal to fans, focus on historic matches and memorable moments and look at how they can transform them into a signed piece that can live forever on someone's wall. Whether it be a cup final victory, an amazing win over a local rival, or a league title triumph, there are plenty of moments that fans would love to reminisce over in their homes and offices.
Fans are continually buying signed sports memorabilia, the question is, are they buying it from there club? If not, why not?
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Total Licensing and Total Brand Licensing Established in 2003, they publish independent, authoritative information on all aspects of licensing and merchandising worldwide.
Total Licensing is the flagship magazine of a group of publications that includes a growing number of territory-specific magazines, as well as sector-specific issues such as Total Art Licensing and an online presence through Total Licensing's co-pubished weekly online newsletter, The Total Licensing Report.
With 30 years of experience NOVATEX manufactures and offers high quality baby products, such as pacifiers (soothers) and feeding bottles. Distributed worldwide and of them comply to the EU Safety Standards.
Spionkop Shop design and manufacture merchandising for all clubs, fan clubs, associations. Products include pins, scarves, hats, flags, t-shirts, they always offer top quality at the most affordable prices!
Woodland Group are Global frieght forwarding and supply chain specialists. With more than 550 highly trained, committed and dedicated staff strategically based around the world, with the technical expertise and depth of industry knowledge to deliver solutions tailor made.
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Running Rugby. Re-launched in July 2011 as an on-line resource for business decision-makers in both codes of rugby in the UK and Ireland.
Running Rugby produces their own content, round up the news and direct readers to relevant feature articles and research published elsewhere. A weekly email bulletin is sent to 2500+ registered users and host one-day events for the rugby business community.
SMMEX are delighted to announce their continued media partnership for a 3rd year with iSportconnect for SMMEX 2014. iSportconnect is the world's largest private network for sports business professionals.
After 15 years of constant growth and development, SMMEX 2014 - the Sports Merchandise and Marketing Exhibition has become the only place for clubs, licence holders and brands to source and purchase products and services to help their commercial growth to increase their brand exposure and strengthen fan integration.
With England in the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Rugby World Cup due to be held in England in 2015, sport continues to be a strong focus and by partnering with iSportconnect, we hope to continue to attract key decision makers from the clubs to find new merchandise ideas, retail opportunities, signage, marketing services, new digital technology or just something new for the stadium tours and club museums.
Sree Varma, Founder & CEO of iSportconnect, said: “We are delighted to once again partner with SMMEX for the 2014 event.
“SMMEX continues to attract the top brands from across the world and we will undoubtedly continue to benefit from our association.”
With 75% of the audience being commercial managers or those with higher senior roles within the organisations, there is a natural synergy between SMMEX and iSportconnect who have an exclusive network of quality members all strictly verified before signing up.
iSportconnect.com is the one stop platform for members of the sports industry with all the latest news, features, community discussions, executive jobs & market place opportunities,.
iSportconnect TV is the latest project from iSportconnect and features Big Interviews, a Friday round up show with analysis from figureheads in the industry and other programmes dedicated to different sports sectors.
iSportconnect Directors' Club are exclusive, members only events consisting of high level sports business individuals who run & finance the sports industry in major cities in the world. They are held in a Question Time style format with CEOs, Chairmen and Presidents of major sports clubs, federations and organisations on the panel in major cities including London, Paris, New York, Munich & Moscow. iSportconnect Masterclass are a unique gathering giving middle & top level sports executives the chance to learn from other top level executives, hear industry insight based on your pre-submitted questions, join in on group debates, network in a relaxed environment and book one on one meetings with any of our top quality panellists.
iSportconnect Business Solution:
iSport Translation is a service specifically tailored to needs of the sports business industry. iSport Translation will provide a comprehensive range of translation services to individuals and organisations in the sports business. iSport Capital is a new investor network that provides investment opportunities for its members within the sport and leisure sector.
For more information take a look at their website iSportconnect.com
Retail Focus Magazine
SMMEX are thrilled to be partnering with Retail Focus Magazine for the first time for SMMEX 2014.Retail Focus provides high-quality editorial content to the retail design community. Each month, it offers an insightful and timely mix of news, projects, opinions, interviews and feature articles for those professionals working in this highly innovative and creative sector.
With the sports industry continuing to grow, SMMEX is keen to stay ahead of the game and consequently the show has taken a new approach adding even more retail opportunities. As a sports or gift retailer you will be able to find new merchandise to stock in store, ranging from team branded items to unique gifts as well as all of the point of sale equipment needed to display it effectively. With the Football World Cup in Brazil, the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow and the Rugby World Cup held in the UK and all being played within the next 18 months, sporting goods and memorabilia will continue to be in high demand and now is a great time to capitalise on the wave of euphoria.
By joining forces with Retail Focus Magazine we are hoping to open ourselves up to a more retail-minded audience and therefore develop and expand our focus on the retail side of the sports industry as well as maintaining our strong focus on sports marketing and merchandising.
For more information on Retail Focus Magazine, please visit their website http://www.retail-focus.co.uk/
Their October 2013 magazine is available now.
The UK’s largest manufacturer of automotive car mats, offering universal fit car mats for retail Club shops, Low minimum order quantities and high profit margin product. New licenses welcome.
All the bespoke, promotional merchandise Brightways provides is made to customer specification and designed for maximum brand awareness. The product range you will see includes footballs, keychains and advertising products.
Prodir have been international leaders in the production and distribution of customised pens since the mid-1970’s. See them at SMMEX 2014.
Total Displays Limited
An award winning company and the one stop shop for all your display and exhibition needs. They are the UK exclusive distributor of the fantastic X-GLOO inflatable event tent and also Flux foldable furniture – the affordable designer lightweight alternative to everyday furniture.
Taylors Football Souvenirs
Taylors provides the largest range of Official Football Souvenirs worldwide. Badges, Soft Toys, Clocks, Footballs, Clothing, Car Accessories, Hats, Posters, Homeware, Money banks, Stickers and Stationary - they have it all!
Brazier & Co debut at SMMEX
Brazier & Co produce bespoke products. The advantage of ordering a bespoke product, such as a soft toy, is to create an exact, economic replica of mascot, bear or character complete with crests/logos to actively promote & re-enforce your club/brand.
Their clients includes Football Clubs, Sports Camps, other Sporting Clubs & Sponsors such as Motorola, RBS, Sony, Virgin to name but a few.
Since their appearance on Dragons' Den in 2009, Mask-arade are celebrating their fifth anniversary as the worlds leading producer of licensed celebrity face masks & cut outs. They now have a range of over 300 celebrity masks to choose from.
These include their latest licenses from Chelsea FC, One Direction, Only Fools & Horses, Family Guy and many more. To see a broad range of their products come and visit them at SMMEX.
The eye-catching NCase range of personalised phone cases has the latest Apple and Samsung devices covered! Choose from an iconic image, your club crest or anything else you can dream up – the only limit is your imagination!
See Arena Imagining at SMMEX
Arena Imagining are continually expanding the range of products that they can offer you. Their substantial product range includes: Framed panoramics, Shirt framing, Panoramic Key Rings, Canvas and Framed photographic prints.
Pet Rebellion have turned their hand to the football market supplying over 12 top clubs stylish rugs for the home. They are also working on a pet range to introduce into the market. All of their rugs are fully machine washable with a full gel grip backing.
FANART by Adelaar
FANART by Adelaar are an exclusive distributor for all the Tomadex products. Tomadex is one of the biggest European manufacturers. They will be back at SMMEX to showcase knitted and woven fan scarves, hats, printed sportwear and gadgets.
Your Personalised Gift Shop
Your Personalised Gift Shop provide your club with a free online personalised gift shop enabling you to generate extra income by selling personalised gifts to supporters. See them at SMMEX 2014.
JWP will be exhibiting at SMMEX 2014 with a fantastic 3D light in the form of a football mounted to a wall on top of a crack sticker, making it appear like the object has broken through the wall. The packaging can be customised in your club colours to appeal to your fans.
They have supplied custom ties to organisations around the world including Chelsea Football Club, Arsenal, Liverpool FC, BMW, Mercedes and invite you to take a look at what they can do for you too. See them on Stand 93.
Take a look at their new range of ties along with new packaging with bespoke branding available.
Debut Sports & Leisure Debut at SMMEX 2014
Debut Sports & Leisure will be exhibiting at SMMEX for the first time in 2014 – “We’re really looking forward to SMMEX and it will be a great platform to introduce Debut to many new potential customers”.
Find them on Stand 23 with their latest product offering of key rings and air fresheners, which are stylised images of Premiership football players.
3T at SMMEX 2014
3T are the producers of names, numbers, sponsor logos and badges that can be applied to replica sportswear. The product that they will be exhibiting at SMMEX 2014 is produced responsibly on all fabrics, is highly resistant to antimigration and is great for all sports.
Today, the pie-hatrick is the norm (one before the game, one at half-time and one at full-time) and 85% of people buy a Piglet’s product across the stadium. For good quality handmade pies; bespoke recipes, made for the fans using local sources and UK great quality produce come and see Piglet's Pantry at SMMEX.
Twocan presents True Colours to SMMEX 2014
Twocan has evolved into a creative force with a growing reputation. Take a look at their bespoke merchandising including annuals, calenders, greetings cards, postcards and more at SMMEX 2014. Contemporary graphics for the beautiful game.
Work Me Out
This online company provides customers with personalised fitness plans. Customers choose where, when, how often and how long they train - then Work Me Out provides a fitness plan to accommodate these variables via email or post. Sign up now.
Save and Raise
Fanswall.co.uk is a unique and brilliant concept designed for the sports fan. It’s a unique physical photographic montage for the supporter to represent their team in pictures. A proven model than will create interest and funds for your club.
OppoSuits - Worn To Be Wild
They make suits. Outrageous ones made out of ridiculous, unusual patterns in a well-fitted design. They have now introduced a ‘bespoke’ merchandising line working with major sports clubs to create a bespoke design in club colours.
If you don’t believe us then visit Stand 122.
Bear Dream at SMMEX 2014
A digitally printed towel or blanket by Bear Dream catches a lot of attention. You can count on high quality printed material, fast delivery, quantity from 100 pieces onwards and 100% cotton made in the EU.
Get Your Message Moving!
The Bag Flag Company
One Product, Dual Purpose, High Impact, Maximum Brand Exposure.
Simply two products in one, the BAGFLAG is able to easily transform between being either a promotional Bag or branded Flag. Custom printed with your Brand logo or message, it gives you multiple applications for use in both promotional and retail situations. It is a rare product that will give you the opportunity to promote your Brand identity inside and outside the Event, stadium or arena, before, during and long after your event has finished.
SMMEX Buyers' Directory
Check out our brand new source book for all your merchandise and marketing needs! Click the following link to see the Spring/Summer 13 issue online: http://tinyurl.com/cbgola9
... to those that came and even those who couldn't make it. SMMEX 2013 at Wembley Stadium was supported by visitors from over 20 countries. We will return to Wembley Stadium on Monday the 10th March 2014 and I hope that we will see you there!
A big thank you to all of our exhibitors, our contractors and all that made SMMEX 2013 possible! With of course special thanks to our sponsors BAGS - Bags 4 Keeps - Daniel Blake - www.bags4keeps.co.uk PENS - Erga - Elena Borsoi - www.ergaonline.com PIES - Piglets Pantry - Joanna Philips - www.piglets-pantry.co.uk Lanyards - Dizayn Etiket a.s - Hakan Altan - www.dizaynetiket.com
Visit Wild Thang Merchandise Experts on Stand No. 55 & 56. REGISTER FOR FREE BOOT BRANDING & THE CHANCE TO WIN 500 pounds worth OF SPORTS MERCHANDISE. Wild Thang will be showcasing: Screen Printing - Club Merchandise - Transfers - Membership Packs - Embroidery - Fulfillment - Team Numbers - Promotional Items - Uniforms - Team Kits - Sportswear - Displays - Box Sets - Promotional Merchandise, your total Branding Partners!
Love Ur Team
New for SMMEX 2013 - LoveUrTeam brings together the very best of exciting and innovative Sports Fan products from the largest sports merchandise market in the world, North America. With a focus on Fan products that are a little different, LoveUrTeam gives you access to a wide range of merchandise opportunities through a single point of contact and allows you to ensure your fans Don't Hide The Pride! Whether you are looking for new product licensing opportunities, expanding your retail range or simply searching for a high impact product for your team, tournament, festival or company event then visit stand 51 and they will be delighted to help. LoveUrTeam - the very best in North American Fan Products, remember Don't Hide The Pride!!
The REALFLEX-ClubSkin is the sensible and effective connection between functionality and emotion - a worldwide unique innovation. When carried on both arms they will provide extreme and complete reflective surfaces. The moving limbs will amplify the efficiency of the reflective REALFLEX arms. BEST INNOVATION AWARD - Merchandising Messe Hamburg 2013.
Wembley launch for Wembley Final: 50 Champions League Balls to be given away at SMMEX
Great Branding celebrates the launch of its UEFA Champions League retail range by giving away 50 Champions League balls at SMMEX. To be the lucky recipient of one of the balls, just visit Great Branding on STAND 13 and pick up a copy of Great Branding's latest catalogue - but hurry! First come, first served! Great Branding is proud to launch the new range of apparel and novelty items at Wembley. The Champions League final takes place in Wembley this year on 25th May - the most prestigious club competition in European football, with 178+ millions likely tuning into the final, broadcast in over 70 countries with commentaries in more than 40 languages. As Official Licence Partner of UEFA, Great Branding provides sportswear, fanwear and souvenir products to 80 of Europe's leading football clubs, including Manchester United, Barcelona and FC Bayern, and for both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Great Branding in-house design team has created a fantastic range of UEFA branded sportswear and accessories every football fan will want.
Piglet's Pantry sells on average 10,000 pies to Brighton & Hove Albion's AMEX Stadium every home game, winner of 4 gold awards at The British Pie Awards, silver at the Football Hospitality Awards and Highly Commended at the inaugural Football Business Awards. "Piglet's Pantry provides high quality products with 100% of our beef produced in farms from Scotland, our Customers expect just that little bit more and we work in partnership with club's in the UK to achieve this. We very much look forward to sharing some of our delicious wares at the event"
Pop uP Power
Power concealed underground when not needed is being installed at venues across the UK. A recent venue choosing Pop uP Power is Wembley with an installation in Arena Square meaning available power for outdoor events. Ten of the units have been installed and Charlie Shun, Wembley's head of special projects, said: "The system is a practical, flexible way to provide electrical power to external open spaces." Mike Brown of Pop uP Power added: "Our units give the power when you need it and open space when you don't." Pop uP Power Supplies products operate silently and are accessible 24 hours. See them at stand 223.
Leach Colour produces unique graphics, signage and displays for the retail, visitor-attraction, museum and leisure sectors. The creativity, workmanship and service, coupled with Leach Colour's innovative products like vault, framelesslite and award-winning stik, have earned them an enviable reputation around the world. Whether you're looking for internal or external graphics, they'll work with you to develop the ideal solution. Go and visit them on stand 109.
Rosetta Brands: Flair Hair
Straight from the States, Flair Hair will be on display at SMMEX for the first time courtesy of Rosetta Brands. Already working with some fantastic sports clubs here in the UK and iconic golfers around the World, the Flair Hair is a great novelty yet practical gift. Grab them in your team colours or keep natural hair colours and brand the cap. See the range on stand 240 on level 2.
Absolute Genuine: The Ultimate Souvenir
By using football sweatshirts, worn by players during games or through a whole season, they create the ultimate souvenir. The t-shirts are cut into small pieces and packed into a kind of player's plaque, which also can be used as a key chain. The plaque is delivered in a box, which contains a picture of the t-shirt in a whole, a certificate of authenticity which certifies that the t-shirt has been worn at a match and also tells about the player using it. Every plaque is given a unique identity number and by entering this number of identification on Absolute Genuine's web page you will be able to get more information about the sweater and at the same time see exactly where onto the shirt the piece was cut from.
Thinkprint - specialists in sports marketing and printed products invite you to attend their stand at SMMEX on the 4th March, the team look forward to meeting you and there is an opportunity to win some great prizes - come and see ThinkPrint on Stand 268 - they look forward to seeing you.
Rosetta Brands have teamed up with American brand The Game Face Company to produce a unique full face temporary tattoo. Made to last all weather conditions and fit all different sizes, show your support with a team branded custom made mask. See the full stand on stand 240 at SMMEX.
Sneak Peek at SMMEX 2013!
Take a look at just a sample of the fab products and services you can see at Wembley Stadium on Monday 4th March: http://tinyurl.com/asl4msq
Put Your Colours Where Your Mouth Is!
Rosetta Brands will be exhibiting at SMMEX with some of the best novelty and creative items for any sports fan. Make a statement and "Put Your Colours Where Your Mouth Is" with Team Teeth, a unique item to show your support for your team.
Panstadia & Arena Management
As of January 24 2013, PanStadia has joined forces with Alad's Stadium & Arena Management magazine to create the super-title 'PanStadia & Arena Management', making it the undisputed leader for the business of stadia, arenas, sporting events and venues across the globe.
The UK arm of Faber Vlaggen, Northern Flags, are Europe's leader in fabric branding and POS and are able produce anything in fabric to your specific requirements. Their range includes feather flags, fence scrim, crowd barriers, pop out banners and much, much more. Northern Flags have a long history of providing recyclable fabric based branding for many international events, from exhibitions and conferences to marathons and football tournaments.
Leach Colour produces unique graphics, signage and displays for the retail, sport, museum and visitor-attraction sectors. Their creativity, workmanship and service, coupled with their innovative products like VAULT, FRAMELESSLITE and award-winning STIK, have earned them an enviable reputation around the world. Leach Colour have dedicated departments that take care of graphic design, 3D design & manufacture, print and production, project management, logistics and installation, all working to CDM and ISO standards. Whether you're looking for internal or external graphics, they'll work with you to develop the ideal solution. www.leachcolour.com
Full Moon Wheels
Full Moon Wheels will exhibit its fantastic alloy wheel particularly designed for the FC community at SMMEX, March 4 at Wembley Stadium. The elegant wheel, patterned on the classic black and white football, will enhance the look of any automobile and mark the owner's passion, Dan Bell, president of the US-based company, said. "We are very excited to bring our football wheel to the birthplace of football and we believe it will be appreciated" Bell said. "We plan to offer custom centre caps to clubs and individuals by SMMEX." The football wheel currently is available in 18" and 20" sizes with either a traditional polished alluminum-and-black face or a vibrant black face with red trim.
Arena Imaging provides the sporting industry with unique and innovative photographic products and services. They have a wealth of experience within the sporting arena spanning a multitude of top level sports from Premiership and Football League clubs, international cricket, world class rugby and elite ice hockey teams to name a few.
Clap-Banner was looking for a product to assist with crowd participation and atmosphere at the Great Britain Volleyball Events. Following recommendation from other event organisers they tried the Clap-Banner. It was an instant success. They placed a GB flag on 1 side with a 'Come on GB' message on the other which supplemented the obvious use of the Clap-Banners to make significant noise. Whilst making its debut at the GB events this year it has already become an essential part of the support team at their events.
Wild Thang: 007 USB Pen
To celebrate 50 years of Bond, Wild Thang has introduced a stylish 007 themed USB Pen, as close to a 007 pen you are ever going to get! In true Bond style, 3 uses are better than 1, especially with this innovative gadget. With the hidden flash drive in the centre of the pen, all your documents remain as secret as you like. Look cool, calm and collected with the metal twist action ball point pen, perfect for signing your Coutts cheques at the casino. Finally the touch screen stylus, works on all capacitive touch screens Bond gadgets; the sensitive stylus tip gives ultra smooth navigation.
Spotted: Seal and Henry Flash the Finger for Ultimate Hands
Go team! Seal enjoyed a boy's night out with eldest son Henry, 5 and a half, in Los Angeles on April 17 when the pair showed their support to the Lakers at the Staples Centre with an Ultimate Hand. Despite their courtside encouragement, the New Orleans Hornets took the win, 109-100.
Air & Ground: Emergency Lighting-Prism Inflatable Light
Used by emergency service providers across the globe, the Prism Inflatable Light is lightweight, portable and illuminates an area of up to two football fields in less than four minutes. The PIL1000 weighs only 25kg, requires just one user to operate, and can be carried to the most remote locations. It is your essential tool for providing glare-free operational light when you need it most.
Tree Fu Tom joins Rainbow Productions' character portfolio
Tree Fu Tom is one of the latest children's characters to join the Rainbow Productions' portfolio of brands represented under licence and supplied for Meet and Greet personal appearances at UK events. The Tree Fu Tom television series launched on CBeebies in May 2012 and follows the adventures in Treetopolis of Tom - an ordinary boy with a magic belt.
Eye catcher on the pitch!
Signgrass synthetic grass mats are designed to integrate into artificial turf pitches to showcase logos and brands in an effective way. Farum Park Stadium is the home ground of Danish soccer side FC Nordsjaelland - winner of the Danish Superliga 2012 and participant in the UEFA Champions League. The venue will soon become the first stadium in Denmark to host Premier League matches on a FIFA-approved artificial turf pitch. To create a point of difference and brand awareness at FCN's home ground, the club decided to have several club logos incorporated into the artificial grass including a 11m-long 'FC-Nordsjaelland' banner. FCN is very pleased with the end result and it has exceeded their expectations.
Eternity Football is a leading supplier of innovative fashion wear into the football industry. They are the market leader in both design and quality. The company supplies over 48 professional football clubs across 13 European countries including UK. The range offers over 20 product categories across thousands of styles covering all Football leisure and fan wear. All their products are created and developed by the in house design team at Head Office in Manchester. Eternity Football is committed to providing customers with the best possible products, the latest designs, and outstanding quality and service.
Service Graphics wins BBC contract
Service Graphics part of St Ives plc, London, won a multiple awardees contract award from British Broadcasting Corporation for the supply of exhibitions and display equipment. No contract amount was specified. The statement said: "The BBC has an ongoing requirement to promote both its content and other activities (including educational and cultural campaigns, and community initiatives) amongst a wide variety of audiences, and an effective method of doing so is through various live events and exhibitions. One of the key elements in a successful communications campaign is to visually build and develop brand awareness via this route.
Heathcotes Outside sign up to Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation
Heathcotes Outside, the specialist event catering division of The Lindley Group which manages the catering and hospitality at Warrington Wolves' Halliwell Jones Stadium, has become the latest Business Patron to support The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation. Recently established to engage local businesses with a passion for making a difference in the Warrington Community, The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation aims to help young people of Warrington reach and fulfill their potential through a wide variety of initiatives ranging from creating a cookery skills programme through to setting up a media project connecting local media professionals with budding sports reporters.
Plastic Gift Cards: Making Christmas Easy for Everyone
It's the same every Christmas; there is always one family member or friend who is difficult to buy for: you spend inordinate amounts of time hunting for the perfect gift which will either be returned to the store for credit or sneakily recycled and passed on to someone else next Christmas! With this in mind, retailers across the UK are now stocking up on plastic gift cards, ready for the Christmas shopping rush. Not only do people love plastic gift cards but retails love them too. According to recent reports an estimated 25% of gift cards go un-redeemed for at least 12 months following their purchase and at least 7% do not get used at all. All these unused gifts represent free money to the retailers which sell them!
NSPCC Golf Event Day
Like last year, House of Flags printed and supplied all the parabola hole banners used at the event, entirely free of charge. The parabola banners were used to display each of the different holes around the 18 hole Stock Brook Manor and Country Club Championship course. They also displayed the various sponsors of the event, including Essex Audi Group.
Smiffy's Support Fashion for the Brave 2012
Smiffy's recently united with the major charity British Forces Foundation. The established organisation held a 'Fashion for the Brave' evening at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel in London and Smiffy's were more than happy to kit out models for British themed night.
Love Rugby League...
...is looking for new sponsors and partners after a hugely successful 2012 which saw visitor numbers increase by 112%. The website is one of the leading rugby league websites on the web, and continues to service an increasing number of fans with the latest news, views, live scores, stats and information from Super League, the Championships, NRL and beyond. With the 2013 World Cup on the horizon, there hasn't been a better time to expose your brand to one of the most passionate fan bases in sport. A range of advertising packages are now available, enabling you to take advantage of a social media reach of more than 35,000, and a member base of more than 12,000, who engage with the site through several features, including the most popular Fantasy Rugby League on the web.
With 4 months until the event we wanted to update you on all things SMMEX so far! Check out the link below to see how SMMEX 2013 is already taking shape: http://issuu.com/smmexevent.com/docs/smmex_2013_summer_newsletter?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222
6 SMMEX Sectors
We have expanded SMMEX for 2013, creating 6 key areas for all corporate brands, retailers and sports clubs from all levels to benefit * MERCHANDISE * MARKETING * DIGITAL * INTERACTIVE/FAN ENGAGEMENT * RETAIL * MUSEUMS AND TOURS * Be part of it today!
Rainbow Productions showing their support for Team GB!
Pride the Lion was unveiled by the British Olympic Association as the Official Team GB mascot for the 2012 Olympic Games. In the run up to the Games he's been attending events across the country, encouraging people to join him in supporting Team GB. Pride the Lion is pictured during Games Time with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and members of Team GB.
Barclays Ticket Office praises Instant Marquees inflatable tents
Barclays have been using Instant Marquees' tents for the past 37 weeks for their Barclays Ticket Office campaign where they have travelled up and down the UK. "The tents have really stood up to the challenge and I am very impressed that they have held against the test of time."
Keep your favourite team with you always
Full wrap, high resolution, digital print. Even on the barrel of the pen ERGA can reproduce the pictures of any sport event, protagonist or symbol, with an amazing photo-realistic quality. An incredibly cost-efficient item to satisfy any budget
Make a Statement!
Make a statement with the 20" UltimateHand! Weighing less than 1 lb, this foam finger has multiple uses. Display in dorm, home or office. Take it to the tailgate, wave it in the stands, collect signatures, give as a gift or award. They can customise your UltimateHand today!
Party on with Smiffy's
Designer and distributor of party fashion and accessories, Smiffy's are able to offer a fantastic range of bespoke and branded products suitable for all sporting events and supporters. Smiffy's portfolio includes some of the leading names in the UK sports industry and welcomes the opportunity to work with new partners worldwide.
SMMEX Debut a Success
Following a fantastic debut at SMMEX 2012 the latest Sports Fan products WARFACE & EyeBlack will be back at SMMEX 2013. Since their European launch these exciting & innovative products have been selected by clubs across Football, Rugby, Cricket & Ice Hockey, and have featured in several international sporting events.
Thermopatch will be showing off a number of transfers at SMMEX 2013. The first being their figurehead transfer, Subflix, which is now being used by a number of premiership football teams. The second is Flextrans with block out, as pictured - Oxford United.
Dennis Law thought they were selling perfume...
Earlier in the year Ros and Tom Barker of Stadium Sculpture exhibited at the Soccerex European Forum in Manchester, where among the visitors to their stand were Rafa Benitez and Dennis Law. Ros of Stadium Sculpture was taken aback when asked by Law if she was "selling perfume"... "Perhaps our branding needs to be a little less Stella McCartney and a little more Tate Modern" she commented. Since that event Stadium Sculpture have been busy developing new products to complement their bespoke bronze sculptures. These new products will be released at SMMEX in 2013 and Ros, for one, is making sure the message will be loud and clear!
SMMEX Takes To The Ice
Here at SMMEX, we are always looking for growing sports in the UK and inviting the clubs and associations to our event and being part of the experience. Helping find these new teams is our newest media partner British Ice Hockey. British Ice Hockey is the long-standing home of ice hockey news on the web, bringing together the latest from the Elite League, English Premier League and English National League. Well positioned within the game, it continues to develop, and also offers website and PR services to clubs visit www.britishicehockey.co.uk
We Love Rugby
SMMEX are proud to announce a new partnership with Love Rugby League for 2013. With the World Cup in England and Ireland in 2013, we want to help all grass root and professional teams source new products and services. Love Rugby League is one of the leading rugby league news outlets in the UK, breaking the latest news and views, live scores and stats, club information and much more. We work with clubs, partners and sponsors to help them with content generation, social media management and raise awareness of the sport in general visit www.loverugbyleague.com
Wild Thang are Tennis Nuts!!
Wild Thang are tennis nuts for the 6th Year in a row, joining forces with The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament to once again become an official sponsor and merchandise/print provider for the tournament which is now in its 10th year. Andrew Dwerryhouse MD at Wild Thang commented: "It's a perfect match to give Wild Thang the opportunity to showcase its products & services throughout the tournament. Anders has done a fantastic job over the years and should be very proud to be seeing in the tournaments 10th year. We think this is a great example of companies & events supporting each other by working together regardless of the continued tough economic times. When are you going to get another opportunity to see and have an association with such tennis icons?" "Every single piece of branding for the tournament will have been produced by Wild Thang with ACE limited edition merchandise and clothing range made available throughout the tournament & online, including the programme, branded t-shirt's, giant tennis balls, caps & much more. As part of the range we have once again linked up with renowned artist Phil Disley to produce the official tennis nuts t-shirts which we think perfectly sums up the tournament & possibly Anders in more ways than one"
Display Solutions A Hit!
At SMMEX 2012 Arena Imaging showcased their display solution for lower priced products, which was very well received. We are please to share with you an image of the unit and their ideas. You can display lots of different products and offer your customers a good selection of low priced items which are also easy for the customers to carry on match day. The hooks are ideal for: - Panoramic Fridge Magnets (with stand) - Strut Mounted Photographic Prints - Framed Desktop Montages - Frames Desktop Panoramics - 6x4 Photographs in Card Frames
Olympic Year! Olympic Show! Olympic Success!
As the doors close for another successful SMMEX – Sports Merchandise and Marketing Exhibition, we are already looking ahead to 2013 with the Rugby League World Cup and the Rugby Union World Cup set to take place in England across the course of the next 3 years. Attendance figures were up 10% from 2011 and exhibitor numbers were the highest ever, making 2012 our most exciting show yet. With visitors from over 20 countries stretching as far as Canada, USA, Brazil and Tokyo, exhibitors had the chance to meet clubs, retailers, brands and distributors from all different sporting disciplines at mixed professional and grass root levels. A new element to this years show saw more specialists in epos/till systems, marketing services and digital technology. New features included digital mannequins, a club branded car, electronic sign boards and outdoor signage for stadium car parks and event locations. This area will develop for SMMEX 2013, which will be back at Wembley Stadium on Monday 4th March 2013. For anyone looking to book their stand location for next years show and benefit from an early bird discount get in contact with Michael or Alex by Monday 26th March on +44 (0)20 7821 8221 or Michael@smmexevent.com
Arvato Success At SMMEX
We are delighted to hear that arvato entertainment Europe the global outsource experts had fantastic success at SMMEX 2012, their first UK sports exhibition. Not only did arvato deliver a prominent interactive stand that proved successful with a strong amount of traffic throughout the exhibition, they also sponsored the pre show networking event and dinner. Simon Staines, Executive Director at arvato Entertainment Europe, said: "We were very impressed with SMMEX and the platform it gave us to engage the sports market. The level and caliber of the visitors was perfect for our proposition and we opened a number of very interesting opportunities with some of the key clubs. Our services allowing customers to maximise their merchandising margins, open up new markets like China and explore new revenue opportunities in the digital environment were of particular interest." This was arvato sports first real exposure in the UK sports market and the first stage of its plan to revolutionise the outsource market in the sports sector using its global infrastructure and digital experience to benefit its customers.
After 16 years of constant growth and development, SMMEX 2015 - The Sports Merchandise and Marketing Exhibition has become the only place to source and purchase all you need to promote your club, licence and brand.
Held inside Wembley Stadium itself, SMMEX gives buyers and specifiers from sporting clubs and associations across Europe, the chance to meet up with premier suppliers of unique products and services in a relaxed, informal environment suitable for finding all of their merchandise and marketing needs.
NOT JUST FOR THE SPORTS INDUSTRY
Is your company looking for signage, marketing ideas, retail systems, branding opportunities, corporate merchandise or ideas to help push your brand to the next level? SMMEX has something for everyone and offers a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with specialists in several different fields.
Licenced & Non-Licenced
If you are the rights owner looking after brands in Sport, Entertainment, Character or Commercial, you will find companies ready to talk with you and discuss new opportunities.
If you are simply looking for something to help promote your brand, there are hundred of products on display with specialists able to adapt to your requests, creating bespoke and personalised pieces.
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