Organisors report a buying bonanza across all three days of this year’s show.
Well according to Sign & Digital UK, the leading exhibition for the sign making, display solutions and digital printing industry, this year’s exhibition was a resounding success, with a host of sales, product launches and new show features. It confirmed that plans are already underway for the exhibition’s 30th anniversary, with 42 per cent of the 2016 floor space already rebooked for 2017.
Companies which have already booked a spot for Sign & Digital UK 2017 include Blackman & White, Biesse, CMYUK, Complete CNC Solutions, Digital Blanks, Fairfield Displays, Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT), Inktec/Jetrix, Innotech, Perfect Colours, PrintMAX, Resolute DTG, Rollsroller, Signmaster Systems, Signwaves, Soyang Europe, Ultima Displays and Your Print Specialists (YPS).
The three-day event took place at the NEC Birmingham, UK, from 19 to 21 April 2016 and was attended by 6,240* unique visitors from across the UK, Ireland and rest of the world. The show featured many exclusive product launches, live demonstrations, more than 35 daily seminars and workshops. The event organisors also had some new features this year in the shape of the Digital Signage Theatre, plus the “Become a Wrap Expert” workshop featuring two of the world’s leading vehicle wrapping experts.
Strong sales were reported across all three days of the show, with many exhibitors commenting on the quality and genuine interest of the visitors who came to their stands.
Comments from some of the exhibitors
Vivid Laminating Technologies
Richard Marlow, sales director
“We’ve had a great show this year. The quality of visitors has been good, they’re all here to buy and as a result we’ve seen some strong sales through our dealer channels.”
Your Print Specialists
Garry Brown, managing director
“We’ve had the best show ever in terms of sales, and the footfall has been of a higher quality across the board.”
Service Offset Supplies Ltd
Ashley Fleming, sales manager
“This year’s show has been a big success for us; we’ve had positive results, made sales during the show and got a lot of prospects to follow up afterwards. Sign & Digital UK is the one show that everybody attends each year to do business – it’s a buying show.”
Modul UK Ltd
James Kemp, business development manager
“The show has been busier than we expected, and the quality of the footfall has been really good. The most important thing for us is not just the volume of leads, but the fact that people are approaching us with upcoming projects.”
Nth Degree Imaging Ltd
Phil Dowson, managing director
“The show has been busy for us this year, lots of people have visited the stand and we’re hoping to convert those leads into some sales. Sign & Digital UK is a great opportunity to showcase new products, to expand the business and get some decent exposure in the marketplace.”
Shimmerdisc Sequin Displays
Andrew Ainge, managing director
“The show has been amazing for us; we’ve developed some really strong leads and partnerships to grow the business. We’ve seen a really high quality of visitors across all three days – it’s really exciting! Sign & Digital UK is the main industry show to visit.”
Rudi Blackett, event director, commented:
“This year’s show has been another huge success! The combination of exclusive product launches and good quality visitors resulted in a buying bonanza across all three days.
“We’ll be celebrating 30 years of Sign & Digital UK in 2017, and with record re-bookings, it is set to be a great anniversary event. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the NEC Birmingham from 28 to 30 March 2017.”
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