Reed announces best attended Nepcon in recent years
May 23, 2005
Reed Exhibitions is celebrating a 30% increase in attendance at Nepcon, with visitors travelling from all reaches of the UK with real enquiries and real budgets.
Exhibitor numbers were also higher this year, confirming the value of the exhibition to Europeís increasingly optimistic electronic manufacturing sector.
"Nepcon 2005 added powerful new content, while retaining the fundamentally successful format of previous years. I believe this has driven the significant increases in exhibitor and visitor numbers as well as generally higher satisfaction levels among those attending," said Chris James, Nepcon Marketing Manager. "There was valuable knowledge available, for example in the SMART Group Lead-Free seminars, as well as important new product information and plenty of networking opportunities. Clearly, many people from all reaches of the UK invested their time, and received the reward of making significant progress toward realising their business goals."
In all, there were 173 exhibitors at Nepcon 2005, and confirmed exhibitor numbers for 2006 have already reached 96 just three working days after the event closed.
Following the success of the new Nepcon formula, the exhibition now moves on to focus on its move to the NEC at Birmingham for 2006. "Brighton, as the original Nepconís first home, will always have special significance, but the indicators going forward are that we will need the extra facilities the NEC has to offer," said Ian Crawford, Exhibition Director for Reed Exhibitions. "As an added benefit, Birmingham is nearer to those visitors who must travel a long way to reach Brighton, while also being served by Birmingham International Airport for visitors flying from Scotland, Ireland or further afield."