NAMM is back at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre with Tradex22
The NAMM Tradex memorial masonry exhibition is back live at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre just outside Leamington Spa this year on its new dates of 15-16 September.
Supported by many of the major memorial wholesalers and suppliers of equipment and accessories for memorial masons, the National Association of Memorial Masons' exhibition offers memorial masons the opportunity to view new products, materials, machinery, and services.
NAMM Executive Officer Peter Hayman says: "Tradex should be well attended this year. We've had some good feedback from exhibitors and masons generally. I think many have missed opportunities to get out and about over the last couple of years with a lot of events cancelled or rolled over. Pre-booking will make entrance a smoother operation, as it means just ticking off their name and giving them a visitor name badge. Those who pre-book will also get a gift pack containing a few useful items and a food voucher."
To book, call 01788 542264 or email [email protected].
At the seminar that goes along with the exhibition, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is giving a talk 11.45am to 12.45pm on each day detailing its contract procurement procedure. The Blast Shop is giving a talk at 11.00am both days with advice on avoiding injuries from manual handling. The talks are classed as CPD and a certificate will be provided for those who want it.
NAMM is providing a function room for a wholesalers' meeting that will take place at 11am on the Friday.
Once again, the exhibition will feature the work of memorial masons in the Craftex competition, which always includes oustanding memorial decorative work demonstrating the skills of lettercutters, etchers, sculptors, engravers, and others working with natural stone.
Craftex entries will be on display throughout the exhibition. They will be judged and awards will be presented at 3.00pm on the Friday.
Tradex is open to everyone working in or associated with the memorial industry, either directly or indirectly.
As Peter says: "Let’s hope the weather is kind, there is enough fuel (and water), there are no Covid restrictions and WWIII hasn’t kicked off. It's about time we all got together and enjoyed ourselves and worked as a family for everyone’s benefit."