Friday, 4 March 2011

Confex 2011 Au revoir Earls Court

Confex 2011 Final thoughts .

Here are few more comments and reflections on this year's show.

The organisers next year have decided to move to ExCel centre from Earls Court

Despite all its modern architecture I am not sure whether ExCel has quite the presence of Earls Court yet.

As I ascended the steps into Earls Court I did feel part of a wonderful pedigree of exhibition excellence. There is a grandeur about the place like a proper cinema in Leicester square rather than a shopping mall multiplex 50 seater - but maybe that is where the Conference Exhibition world is headed.

Excel is a good facility although location and access is still a challenge but it is just like other centres like Birmingham's NEC or Germany's Essen and Hanover - bit soul less.

The water feature of the Marina at Earls Court has a certain class about it as well.

As I walked around the stands that are positioned around the marina I felt like I was at Cannes with all its glitz and buzz at the film festival. (see video clip below)

One such stand was Saville Audio Visual , the UK's premier experts in all things Audio visual.

Saville's comprehensive offering has earned its place at the top of the market.
(Photo of Mike John of Saville Audio Visual)

If you're planning an event, the experience, resources and passion of Saville’s conference team will transform your presentation into a memorable piece of Business Theatre.

I have had the privilege to both run sessions for Savilles but also experience their offering.

From stage sets, projection and lighting to sound, voting systems and computer graphics, they'll tailor a package to sharpen your image, excite your audience .
Click for Saville Audio Visual

The waterfall at the marina in Earls Court Exhibition centre.

It was a pleasure to be stopped in my tracks by the maestro of all crowd stoppers (and pleasers) Andrew Smith.

Andrew's amazing craft draws in the crowds.

At Confex 2011 he was weaving his balloon magic to Events Insurance Services whose policies underwritten by AXA. EIS cover One Off events, Weddings, Prize winning indemnity for corporate and charity events, Exhibitors. You can get quotes and buy on line at Click for Events Insurance

This service is important to the conference world but attracting people initially onto the stand to consider their services is a challenge. This is where Andrew's skills come into play. Not only does he attract attention but engages with the visitors and directs them to the appropriate EIS specialist.
Click for Andrew Smith CROWDSTOPPERS

Andrew has been a Sales Professional for many years in all kinds business. He went on a TACK International Sales training Course years ago and "still uses its philosophies". You We I. It was my honour to give Andrew a new TACK keyring with that powerful selling message.

I came by Routemaster Bus to Confex 2011 Earls Court- thanks to De Vere Conferences and left on a motor bike thanks to an Events Insurance business- what an amazing time!

See you at the Excel centre next year!


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