Despite all the odds and Covid keeping many people away from anything bigger than a restaurant, confounded by the horrendous trials that the events industry faced, the National Drainage Show & Floodex 2021 worked, whilst building a launchpad to propel these events into huge growth for 2022.

We have some exciting ideas for this year and we are looking forward to doubling the size of our events and audience. Watch this space for announcements in the coming months!

We are delighted to announce the Indigo Media & Events (IME) will be helping to adjudicate in the upcoming National drainage Awards. Mike Ockenden NADC Director, said “the Awards event is being held as part of The National Drainage Show at Excel in London which runs on 23rd and 24th November, and we want to make it an integral part of the event (even down to laying on coaches from each end of excel to the venue).”

The support continues to grow and more partners have been added, and we are delighted to welcome CABWI as part of that support. CABWI specialise in vocational qualifications for the water and utilities industries. These include Street Works Qualifications in Excavation and Reinstatement in the Highway and regulated vocational qualifications.

Other support comes from: Pipeline Industries Guild, UKSTT, National Sewage Assoc, LoDEG, CIRIA and, of course Drain Trader.

Another great move is an arrangement agreed with Homes UK. As the shows are open the same dates and there is an overlap in visitor profiles, we have agreed with the organisers of Homes UK, to jointly promote visits to both events, whilst people are on site.

Homes UK visitor profile includes thousands of housing professionals from housing associations, local authorities, housebuilders and the built environment, many of whom would have an interest in proper drain installation and maintenance.

Some great names have already sign up for the 2022 show, including: RSM Lining, FM Conway, DCR, IMS Robotics, JFC Civils, Softwash Systems, SDS Pumps, SPP Pumps, Marsh Industries, HMG Water Solutions, Naylor Drainage, Reinert Ritz and many others.

Jon Irwin, Event Director at IME said, “having got the show up and running in a very difficult year for all events, we are delighted with the progress and we are certain the show will go on to greater things.” He went on to say, “we want this to be an annual focal point for the industry, where buyers and sellers can meet, industry can network and the event serve as an immersive, learning opportunity via CPD seminars and fellow professionals.”

It is hoped the whole industry will use the National Drainage Show as a rare opportunity to meet like-minded professionals and network with peers, whilst the event highlights the available products, services and solutions from trusted companies within the industry, for anyone wanting to buy or switch suppliers.