EAG 2016 and VAE came to a close last week with favourable reports from exhibitors and visitors alike.
Whilst final attendance figures have yet to be released, many were struck by the quality of visitors attending the three day events.
Exhibitor Leisure Engineering’s Bill Hammett commented, “A really good show – our visitors have been genuine buyers.”
Over at the Whitehouse Leisure stand, Phil Setter was also pleased, saying, “We’ve had an extremely positive show. Our stands were well attended and there has been an appetite for spending money. We’ve received good orders,” confirmed Phil.
Organisers received several positive comments about the relaxed and forward-looking nature of the event and how participants had enjoyed the social aspects of the shows.
Many organisations, including the IOA, bacta and BALPPA hosted their own events during the show. Add to these the legendary after-show party and an extremely well-attended Veterans Lunch and there were ample opportunities to share views, to catch up with old friends and, dare we say it, to reminisce!
With EAG and VAE showcasing the very best from over 200 companies there is little doubt that when exhibitors carry out their final analyses, some great business will be attributed to the show. In the meantime, in the words of one visitor, “Business aside, the show was an extremely enjoyable place to be.”