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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Confex 2011 Exhibition Logistics, Location and something Special

Confex 2011 at Earls Court was organised into three sections Location, Logistics and Something Special
Location
Exhibitors within Location were premier destinations and venues from the UK and around the world.
The range and breadth of destinations was tremendous.This area clearly appealed to visitors seeking a setting for various sorts of event whether a meeting or full blown corporate day out.
Logistics
Visitors were be able to browse in the 'suk' of the Logistics area to source products and services from the leading suppliers in the events industry for indoor and outdoor events. Buyers looking for stand designers, production, promotional products, audio-visual and lighting, event technology providers, flooring, graphics and furniture hire and event insurance providers benefited greatly from this section of Confex 2011- it was the ultimate one stop shop for all things 'logistics' for exhibitions/conferences.
Something Special
Something Special was home to a number of inspiring features . It was very popular for those looking for that 'something a bit little bit different'

I met up with a number of interesting exhibitors. Firstly I stopped by to catch up with Simon Percival of Eagle's flight.

Eagle’s Flight is in the development and delivery of practical training programs for the global business community.

Through the use of experiential learning, they assist organizations of all sizes in gaining a competitive edge by significantly strengthening their workforce.

Founded in 1988, their offerings include skill-based programme development, conference training events and substantial leadership initiatives.

A few years ago I experienced one of their learning games as a delegate. It was fun to do and drew out some great learning actions.

Their offering includes themes like “Movies and Moguls”,” Gold of the desert Kings”, “Redline Racing” and “Rattlesnake Canyon”. Their game/projeccts tackle on going training issues such as Team Development, Sales Training, Productivity, Leadership, Culture Change, Communication , Vision and Catalyst for Change.
Click for Eagle’s Flight


Nimlok have been delivering exhibition stand solutions for 40 years. Nimlok work closely with their clients to help identify their exhibition stands requirements and ensure these fit well with their overall marketing objectives.

Their in-house exhibition stand design team develop a concept that meets the client’s specific brief, brand and budget. Nimlok create exhibition stand solutions for a custom modular exhibition stand, portable display, pop-up or banner display stand and whether for a conference, meeting or outdoor event. Click for Nimlok display stands

They guide their clients to think about what on wants to achieve from the exhibition or event. E.g.: a) Lead generation b) Appointment making c) PR coverage d) Brand awareness e) Market research f) Networking g) New product/Service to launch

They get their clients to consider who they intend to attract to your exhibition stand, how your competitors are positioned and likely to be doing, how your company is perceived in your industry how to measure your objectives to show a real return on your marketing investment ROMI

Stefan Buss , Regional Business Manager Stefan has a great blog by the way http://www.exhibitionblog.co.uk/


Stefan using his Ipad to best effect at the stand



Eizabeth McShane Events Coordinator of Quizdom UK Ltd
Click for Qwizdom

Qwizdom is a market leading provider of Audience Response Systems, Electronic Voting Systems or Audience Clickers)

Using advanced Radio Frequency technology, Qwizdom’s handheld remotes and interactive writing tablet are designed to engage your audience in the boardroom, the classroom or for staff training.

The advantage of polling your audience in the middle of a meeting for their input, and then instantly viewing a graph of the results is becoming increasingly popular.
Elizabeth explained that you can combine your PowerPoint presentation with the interaction of instant feedback.

7 comments:

  1. The iPad display is pretty cool. I visited Stef's blog and got interesting things to read. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  2. Jeremy
    Thanks for your comment.

    When i visited Stef at Confex it was the day Apple's Steve Jobs was launching the new I pad ( mark2) which i guess is even cooler

    Hugh

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  3. Great overview of the event Hugh, many thanks. Unfortunately my timetable made it impossible for me to visit both TFM&A and Confex this year.

    I've also bookmarked Stef's blog. thanks for sharing that!

    All the best, Adam Ginty

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  4. Thanks for the post and your brief on some of the participants of Confex 2011. Training programmes, display stands and various other things assist business promotion.

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  5. It's a great Festival, and you are fully deserved of being there with you're ambitious and talented. And..anyhow, I hope we'll have more CONS in Orlando...It's fun!

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  6. I would have loved to be able to make it to Confex this year to see the creative exhibition stands that everybody is now talking about. I attended the event in 2009 and I must say that it was one of the best networking opportunities for me, as back then I was an Events Management student.

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