FIT Show 2017 was a resounding success. Visitors, exhibitors, organisers, the media and even the NEC all thought so. And while there were many who had exhibited at a previous FIT Show there were also a large number of first timers in attendance this time around.
With a record number of attendees embarking on the NEC – 9,935 unique visitors, a number that rises to 13,285 when revisits are included – exhibitors were excited at the prospect of meeting new customers, valued current customers and showcasing new products. For those exhibiting at the FIT Show for the first time it was a whole new experience and one that they can’t wait to repeat in 2019.
“We had a good show and it all went without a hitch,” said Katie Wilson, Senior Administrator and Commercial Assistant for Profine UK Ltd, who were exhibiting for the first time at this year’s show. “We look forward to being back in 2019.”
The number of new exhibitors who took part at FIT Show 2017 was well over 100. These included: Sika, Fort Engineering Ltd, OnLevel Ltd, Lohmann Tapes, Hi Tech Blinds, RAICO UK, Addison Saws, Teal Products, Makita and Kolorbond to name but a few.
Brookvent’s Marketing Manager, Stephen O’Reilly, had some favourable things to say on the company’s debut experience. “FIT Show 2017 stood out as the best trade show experience I’ve had to date,” he explained. “I was extremely happy with the marketing and promotion prior to the show and the organisation and its support.”
Laura Morgan of AluK added: “We definitely made the right decision exhibiting at FIT Show 2017. The support during the show was fantastic. Whether it was throughout the build up or during the show, it made our experience as an exhibitor so enjoyable.”
It wasn’t just the experience that excited new exhibitors, the leads were pretty impressive also. “We got over 150 leads on the first day alone,” said James Peachey, Senior Sales Consultant at Hi-Finity.