Eco Technology Show attracts more business visitors than ever before
The Eco Technology Show celebrated its fourth year at the American Express Stadium last week on 11-12 June, with a record increase in business visitors. They accounted for 75% of the overall attendees, up 10% on 2014 alone.
A packed exhibitor show floor and seminar programme attracted thousands of visitors from across the UK and Europe, including businesses, local government representatives, facilities managers, builders and the general public. All came to discover the latest innovations, ideas and expertise to help slash running costs and boost energy efficiency at home and at work.
Nicola Gunstone, Founder and Commercial Director of the Eco Technology Show, was delighted: “We had more on offer for business people than ever before this year so I’m really pleased that this was reflected in the visitor numbers with 75% coming from businesses.
“The Show has evolved since it began and this year we had the best conference programme and more innovative exhibitors than ever before. The brand new Innovation Zone was buzzing and new business was being conducted throughout the Show. In fact, we recorded the highest levels of exhibitor satisfaction this year.”
MD of South Downs Solar and Director of the Eco Technology Show, Michael Yeoman, is a firm supporter: “As a direct result of exhibiting at last year’s Show we generated £100k worth of business and I expect to exceed that this year.”
The Taiwan Trade Centre based in London chose the Eco Technology Show to launch a range of green products. Chloe Lo from the firm’s marketing department stated: “This is a brilliant event, we were able to showcase our new products and made some very useful contacts who are interested in what we are doing and trying to achieve.”
Light Foot LED has exhibited at the Show since the beginning. MD Joakim Roth said: “The event has produced good leads for our business, this year was by far the best one for us”.
The brand new Innovation Zone was a big draw this year, with exhibitors showcasing many products never before seen by the public. Recent Government award winner for best start-up, Q-Bot, showcased robotics to assist with underfloor insulation alongside new businesses demonstrating flexible solar panels, sustainable courier services, energy management systems and more.
TV Star Robert Llewellyn of Red Dwarf fame discussed the rise of electric vehicles as part of the expert speaker programme. The latest EVs were displayed as part of the Transport Zone with the BMW i8, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S among the stars of the Show. Robert stated: “one of the places I have consistently seen the latest cars and related technology in action is the Eco Technology show. It has grown enormously over the years and is now a regular must-see event.