Join PADI at the Malaysian International Dive Expo 2018

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Come visit the PADI Booth at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) from Friday 4th until Sunday 6th May 2018 at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Now in it’s 13th year, MIDE is a must-visit exhibition with a purpose to expand the dive market inside and outside Malaysia. It is an important meeting place and networking hub for dive businesses, consumers and industry players.

MIDE is a one stop shop for those interested and involved in the dive industry to come together for business opportunities, dive education, diving technology, innovation and to broaden the scope and popularity of recreational scuba diving.

MIDE 2018 will showcase more than 2,000 exhibitors over a space of 12,000 sqm, with an average minimum of 10,000 visitors. This is a must attend event for anyone involved or interested in the world of diving.

PADI will be at booth 401-404, in front of the main entrance and we look forward to chatting all things diving with you over the course of the weekend.

A number of PADI Dive Stores will also exhibit at MIDE 2018. See the full list below.

COMPANY NAME BOOTH NO.
Rainbow Runner 701-706
B & J Diving Centre 421, 422
Diveasia Tioman 207
Quiver Dive Team – Perhentian Island 405-406
Scuba Junkie 714,715
Sealantis Dive Centre 204, 205, 206
Seaventures Dive Rig 107
Udive 803, 806
Viking Scuba 713, 716
Dragonet Diving 621
Tenggol Coral Dive Resort 609, 612
Tenggol Scuba 101 Dive Centre 913, 914
Bigfin Divers 130
Scuba Dobedo Divers 108, 109, 110, 111
Turtle Bay Divers 407, 408, 409
Poni Divers 515
7Seas 415
Bali Crystal Divers 419, 420
Aquamarine Diving-Bali 521
Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and Spa 221
Bali Aqua 501-506 & 601-606
Ceningan Divers 103, 104
Eco Divers 501-506 & 601-606
ENA Dive Center & Water Sports 501-506 & 601-606
Legend Diving Lembongan 414
Two Fish Divers 501-506 & 601-606
Yos Dive 501-506 & 601-606
World Diving Lembongan 403
 Grand Komodo  519
 Sea Safari Cruises  203
 Bastianos Dive Resort  501-506 & 601-606
Island Divers Next to 118
M/V Scubaspa Ying 912
Atlantis Dive Resorts and Liveaboards 507-512
Devocean Divers Malapascua 507-512
Fun & Sun Dive and Travel 507-512
Salaya Beach Houses 507-512
Scandi Divers 507-512

If you’re planning on exhibiting at MIDE or any other show or expo this year, please get in touch with your PADI Regional Manager to discuss how PADI can support you with these events.

Five Reasons to Attend an Exhibition

Thinking about attending an exhibition outside of diving but don’t really know the benefits? There are many reasons attending exhibitions can help grow your business, but here are five fabulous reasons.

Don’t forget if you’re planning on attending an exhibition (or dive show) to let us know! This will ensure you gain maximum exposure plus, you can find out what support you may be eligible for including marketing collateral, promotional offers or even financial credit for attending!

So contact your PADI Regional Manager if you plan on leveraging your business at any exhibition or dive show.

  1. Connect with new consumers – Expos can provide PADI Dive Shops with a vast array of opportunities to meet and engage with potential new divers. Acquisition of new customers is fundamental for any business to thrive. An expo allows you to engage in person with hundreds or even thousands of potential new customers to compliment your online marketing efforts.
  2. Put your brand out there – It’s one thing to have a fantastic website and social pages, but getting out there and putting a face to your brand can be quite effective. Set up a booth that stands out amongst the rest. Being able to promote such an amazing experience as diving really lets you stand out. You could even offer prizes or small giveaways with your branding.
  3. Increase your sales – People who are attending expos are generally interested in the theme of the expo and are ready to buy. Lifestyle expos, sport expos, travel expos and career expos are just a few examples of events that can lead to sales. Attending an expo is a great direct marketing technique to grow your customer base.
  4. Networking & B2B Opportunities – Attending an expo is a great way to network with other business owners and managers from different industries such as travel, accommodation and transport. You are able to share and gain new ideas, expand your knowledge base and even explore new Business-to-Business (B2B) opportunities.
  5. Have fun! – Yes, expos can be quite fun for you and your staff! Nothing gives your business and staff more of a competitive edge than positive energy! Plus, it’s always great to have fun when you’re working to grow your business.

Importantly, remember to contact your PADI Regional Manager if you plan on joining an expo or dive show as there are a range of support and benefits that PADI offers.

Dive shows PADI is exhibiting at or attending with staff.

Dive Expo/Dive Show Date Location
ISPO Shanghai 6-8 July 2017 Shanghai, China
Diving Resort Travel Expo (DRT) Beijing 7-9 July 2017 Beijing, China
Australian International Dive Expo 3-7 August 2017 Sydney, Australia
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) China 31 August – 3 September 2017 Beijing, China
Diving Resort Travel Expo (DRT) Philippines 8-10 September 2017 Manila, Philippines
Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) Shenzhen 8-10 September 2017 Shenzhen, China
Diving Resort Travel Expo (DRT) Hong Kong 15-17 December 2017 Hong Kong

Join PADI at the Malaysian International Dive Expo 2017

Come visit the PADI Booth at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th May 2017 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Now in its 12th year, MIDE is a must-visit exhibition with a purpose to expand the dive market inside and outside Malaysia. It is an important meeting place and networking hub for dive businesses, consumers and industry players.
MIDE 2017 has moved to a larger hall to showcase more than 2000 exhibitors over a space of 12,000sqm, with an average minimum of 10,000 visitors.

Together with the Asia Dive Conference (ADCON), MIDE is a one stop shop for those interested and involved in the dive industry to come together for business opportunities, dive education, diving technology innovation and to broaden the scope and popularity of recreational scuba diving.

Many PADI Dive Centres & Resorts will be exhibiting alongside PADI at TDEX with promotions and exciting competitions on offer. PADI will also have a fantastic virtual reality dive experience you must come and try! For more information, contact your PADI Regional Manager.

You can view the full list of Dive Shows & Events PADI is exhibiting at in 2017 here.

Join PADI at the Thailand Dive Expo 2017

TDEX 2016 - Logo 250x250pxCome and visit the PADI booth at the Thailand Dive Expo (TDEX) from Thursday 11th to Sunday the 14th of May 2017 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok.

Held in conjunction with the annual Thailand Golf Expo, TDEX has established itself as an important marketplace for divers, equipment manufacturers, training providers and dive resorts to meet and network. TDEX organisers aim to promote and support the diving industry, promote Thailand as a tourism hub of Asia and to promote dive and adventure destinations both inside and outside Thailand.

Many PADI Dive Centres & Resorts will be exhibiting alongside PADI at TDEX with promotions and exciting competitions on offer. PADI will also have a fantastic virtual reality dive experience you must come and try! In addition, PADI will be hosting a Member Forum at the expo. For more information, contact your PADI Regional Manager.

You can view the full list of dive expos PADI will be exhibiting at in 2017 here.