Europe’s premier show for the forecourt and fuel equipment industry is back, and is bigger and better than before, according to the organisers, William Reed Events.

The International Forecourt & Fuel Equipment show has the backing of major trade associations including the PRA, PEIMF, Garage Watch, Energy Institute and APEA, and will take place at the Birmingham NEC from March 8-10, 2005.

Forecourt Trader will bring hot topics together via a Working Lunch and Seminar. And the Energy Institute will host a free half-day workshop on March 9. Visitors also get the chance to browse the 100-plus exhibitor stands where

they will find everything from fuel storage ideas to car wash equipment.

Running alongside IFFE is the Convenience Retailing Show 2005 where retailers with c-stores can take a look at the latest store and product innovations. Notable feaures include the new Virtual Store. Visitors can take a virtual tour around a state of the art c-store, picking up tips to better their businesses. Another new feature is Money Talks, where retailers can receive financial advice from business experts. Ideas to Take Away (sponsored by Cadbury Trebor Bassett) is also back with 10 more real-life retailers sharing their money-spinning ideas. Opening times are 10am to 5pm on March 8 and 9; and 10am to 4pm on March 10. Call the ticket hotline on 0870 429 4664,

or register online at