The Ricoh Arena, Coventry

It has now been confirmed that the 2019 Movers & Storers Show will be held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November. Organiser Charlotte Parslow said:

“Manchester was a fantastic venue for us and allowed lots of our visitors from Scotland, Ireland and the North to have a much easier journey, but we decided to move the show again this year to make life easier for movers and storers based further south this time around.

We did look at all possible options around London and the Home Counties, but it is surprisingly difficult to find a venue that can accommodate our event. The Midlands offers an unrivalled selection of exhibition halls and boasts superb infrastructure, and we eventually selected the Ricoh Arena due to it’s perfect size and proximity to the motorway.

As we move forward to 2020 and beyond, our plan is to alternate the show between Manchester and the Midlands, to try and make it viable for people from all parts of the UK and Ireland to attend at least once every two years.”

The Ricoh Arena is just 800 metres from the M6 and is easily accessible from the M1 and M40, and has over 2000 car parking spaces onsite. Birmingham airport is a 20 minute drive away, and Coventry to London Euston is just 55 minutes by train.

The stadium is famous as the home of Coventry City Football Club as well as the Wasps Rugby Team, and it’s 4000m2 state of the art exhibition hall is perfectly suited to The Movers & Storers Show’s unusual mixture of large vehicles and smaller exhibition stands.

The main entrance, and a statue of Jimmy Hill just outside the stadium

Organiser Keith Merrett said:

“The move south has received a very warm response from our exhibitors, over 60% of whom have already rebooked their spaces within the first two weeks of sales opening. We’re planning to repeat the most popular features such as the Google Ads and Social Media Help Desk, we’re altering the Competitions Zone slightly, and we’ll also be taking the Seminar Theatre in a slightly different direction this year to ensure it remains up to date and fit for purpose. All in all, these are exciting times for the show, and we’re looking forward to a very successful event in November.”