The Outdoors Show

Well, yesterday marks what will probably be the last time I visit the annual Outdoors Show at the NEC in Birmingham. I have attended this show since the first time it was staged and have seen a steady decline in the quality of the event to the extent that my visit yesterday was little more than a disappointing and wasted day. I don't blame the exhibitors. I have exhibited at NEC shows in the past and I am aware of the exhorbitant costs involved and fully understand why the major players and most smaller manufacturers and specialists now seem to boycot the event.
Unless the organisers revue their planning, I feel the Outdoors Show has now run it's course. The future may well lie in smaller, more specialist events held on different dates around the UK.