Source 2017 was only a couple of months ago, and next February may seem a long way away…but 50 companies have already booked in for 2018! Our show just keeps growing year on year. Once again, there were more exhibitors than ever before, and visitor numbers were up too. With exhibitors booking in at this rate, it’s looking like next year’s show will be bigger too!
We were keen to find out what visitors to the show had to say about it, and our post-show survey revealed that 60% had been to the show before, and 40% were trying it for the first time. More importantly 89% of visitors found new suppliers at the show, and 60% actually placed orders at the show or shortly afterwards. We were also delighted to learn that 92% of visitors would recommend the show to colleagues or contacts within the industry.
We’ve had great some feedback, not just from the post show survey, but also from visitors & exhibitors, in person & on Twitter. Here’s just a few of the lovely comments made about the show..
“The suppliers and exhibitors were all friendly and enthusiastic and there was a great buzz which made the visitors feel welcome and want to try and buy“.
“This was our first time at the show and we generated 30 leads on our first day. We are delighted with the results”.
“The show gives me the opportunity to try and source new products. We had a great day there and would definitely go again, and recommend it to others“.
“The @SourceFoodDrink is a great event. Highly recommend it. Great way to catch up with suppliers…and find new ones.”
“It gives us fresh ideas and allows us to sample items rather than just view them online“.
“It is always useful for us to see new ideas in the catering industry . Companies are always eager to get your business, and having all of them under one roof makes life a lot easier“.
“I think this show is really different to others I attend, it is top of my list for B2B events“.
It’s always good to hear what you think of the show; we’ll be taking all the feedback we’ve received, and seeing what we can do to make next year’s show even better. If you’ve got anything to add, please do leave us a comment here. Next year the show is on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February – why not put those dates in your diary now, and come and see what the Source trade show is like in 2018?