EXHIBITION NEWS May 2017 - Page 39

9,250 ATTENDEES* “Being present at International Confex 2017 allowed WEE to establish more than 200 contacts in the most professional, organised and effi cient way. WEE will be back for 2018.” 84% OF VISITORS ARE LIKELY TO RETURN TO INTERNATIONAL CONFEX Isabel Miranda Head International Marketing World Entertainment Events you! confex “Confex is not only great for the events industry, it is benefi cial to us in terms of the revenue it generates and the opportunity to meet and network with key decision makers and event organisers.” Maggie King Marketing Manager Ricoh Arena visitors are responsible for a combined budget of £600 million** “We had a highly successful two days, at what’s been the largest fl oor plan of Confex for some time. It’s getting quality that is key for us and Confex attracts genuine buyers with an interest in booking a venue or an event. It was exciting to see buyers from HSBC, DHL, LUSH, CTI, Publicis, SMG and Anglian Water to name a few.” This will be the 16th year that the NewcastleGateshead has exhibited at Confex. The show always delivers a great return on investment and engagement for us, allowing us to meet a range of conference and event organisers, develop and nurture existing relationships, and to grow our audience. Confex 2017 was an inspiring success for our whole company this year, a well- positioned and attractive stand provided over 140 qualifi ed leads for our sales team and some excellent marketing opportunities. We’ll defi nitely be back exhibiting at the show in 2018 and looking forward to it. Simon Gray, Sales Director, CYE Paul Szomoru, Head of Business Tourism, NewcastleGateshead Dom Honey, Director ,Crystal Interactive Meetings * BPA Audited, **Taken from the Confex 2017 registration data see you next year! #myconfex