Thu 17 Jul 2014
Eco Technology Show 2014 attracts 55% more trade visitors
Nearly 3,500 visitors flocked to the annual Eco Technology Show last week, with trade visitors making up 85% of the attendees – a complete turnaround on the visitor profile of 2013.
The Eco Technology Show celebrated its third year at the Brighton Centre over 26-27 June, with a winning combination of 130 exhibitors and over 70 free talks and workshops. The two-day event attracted business visitors, local government, facilities managers and installers as well as the general public, all seeking the latest ideas and innovations from across Europe to help slash costs and make money at home and for their businesses.
Founder and commercial director of the Eco Technology Show, Nicola Gunstone, was delighted: “We have grown the show for three years running and this year surpassed all our expectations with a record number of trade visitors. Whilst total visitor numbers remained roughly the same as 2013, we changed direction this year and I’m really pleased to announce that 85% of visitors were trade, compared to just 30% last year.
“The range of new product launches and innovations showcased this year were truly impressive. We designed our seminars to give visitors the most relevant, high-quality information possible to enable them to make positive changes throughout their own organisation”
First-time exhibitor, Fond Nova, was thrilled with the reaction to their domestic heating solutions from landlords, installers and the public. Director Kevin Rule explains: “We have been inundated with quality leads and interest.”
The Transport Zone was a big draw this year, with the launch of the brand new BMWi8 proving popular. Visitors were also impressed with the new Mitsubishi Outlander, the world’s first plug-in SUV, as well as the Tesla Model S, a range of electric bikes from E-Bikes Direct and the new electric motorbikes from Going Green. Pod Point Ltd proved to visitors that the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in the UK is in place, having just completed a 2,000 mile journey in an electric car from Scotland to Lands End.
Now firmly established as the UK's premier event of its type, the Eco Technology Show was a huge hit with exhibitors and visitors alike and the show’s packed speaker programme was a great success. Keynote speaker Greg Barker MP, Minister of State at the Department of Energy & Climate Change, stated: “Events like the Eco Technology Show are vital to help spur on changes in the way we build businesses and run our cities to ensure we reap all the benefits that a move to a low carbon economy has to offer.”
The Eco Technology Show will return to the Brighton Centre in mid-June 2015. For more information please visit www.ecotechnologyshow.co.uk.