SOLEX (The Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition) is the trade show organised by LOFA, The Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association Ltd. Held in July it is an annual 3-day event attracting the most influential buyers from within the garden industry.
This unique event brings together all the leading manufacturers of garden products - furniture & accessories, barbecues, fire pits, chimeneas, leisure products, gifts, storage, lighting, play equipment, spas, pergolas, parasols and soft furnishings - and provides a showcase for all the exciting new developments in design, environmental manufacturing, sustainability and production for both the retail and contract markets.
SOLEX is the perfect place for exhibitors to connect with quality buyers, offering the newest and most inspirational garden products attracting visitors from multiple and independent garden centres, high street and department stores, online retailers, DIY stores and other industry professionals.
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