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Retail Business Technology Expo launch success
posted on: 12/4/2011 11:05:40
The launch edition of the Retail Business Technology Expo drew 4,200 visitors to Earls Court.
Running from 16 to 17 March and organised by Legend Exhibitions, the show aimed to fill a gap left by Emap’s cancelled Retail Solutions expo and the Retail Business Show organised by the defunct Retail Events.
Next year, event director Nick Field hopes to see significant expansion in terms of net space and visitor numbers.
“A lot of the key players sit on the sidelines to see what happens the first year,” he told EN. “We were lucky to have Hewlett Packard and Microsoft taking quite big stands but we know many more big companies came along as visitors and will be coming as exhibitors next year.”
The Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Association of Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) have joined together to launch a three-year research study into the UK exhibitions and live events sector.