The third edition of Piscine SPLASH! Asia was recently held on the 20-21 May 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Piscine SPLASH! Asia had strong participation with more than 120 exhibitors and brands from 18 countries, and 1,100 attendees across the two days from 29 countries. Visitors from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines comprised 14% of the market. In Southeast Asia, Piscine SPLASH! Asia attracts visitors from key countries in SE Asia including for the first time the Maldives. Interest stretched as far as the Middle East with a number of buyers from the Arabian Gulf.
“There is a huge potential pool market in Singapore due to the climate. Also, the pools in Singapore are of a certain standard and quality. Therefore we are here, because of the demand.” said Noémi PETIT, show director for Piscine SPLASH! Asia.
As the premier pool and spa event in the South East Asia region, the biggest names in the industry were represented, including Pentair (platinum sponsor), Australian Innovative Systems, Fluidra, Herborner, Speck Pumpen, Bombas, HornerXpress, Maytronics, Hayward, Heliocol and many more. There were also several local companies, including Advanced Marine, Water Co, Proserv and SG Hardware.
Visitors of Piscine SPLASH! Asia included pool construction and installation professionals, pool and spa maintenance companies, general construction companies, distributors, landscapers, architects, public authorities and many more.
A new feature of Piscine SPLASH! Asia was the Pool Vision Awards 2014. Participation was open to all qualified architects, interior designers, pool designers from any country in the region. Winners announced on 20th May include Guz Architects (Private Pools), P Landscape Bangkok (Public/ Hotel Pools) and DBALP (Spa) in the respective categories.
In addition, Piscine SPLASH! Asia hosted speed meetings between exhibitors and visitors, allowing networking through a series of 20 minute interviews. This free platform assisted visitors in looking for a supplier, planning an aquatic leisure project or finding a distributor. Nearly 200 meetings were organized.
The free education program on the Piscine SPLASH! Asia show floor was well attended, and featured 8 industry experts speaking on topics including drowning detection technologies, water parks, water disinfection, wellness, suction entrapment avoidance, water treatment and wave pools.
Piscine SPLASH! Asia signed 2 partnerships with professional associations involved in pool building (private and commercial): MSPA (Malaysia), SISO and Sport Singapore. There was also an exclusive site visit to the world’s largest aquarium – Southeast Asia Aquarium on Sentosa, where visitors were able to go behind the scenes of the Great Ocean Habitat and see its filtration and machinery.