Wow – Expowest Cornwall was busy this year! Stands sold out weeks before the event, and there were considerably more visitors than last year. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to come along to the show – we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. In fact, to find out whether or not you enjoyed it, we surveyed our exhibitors and visitors after the show to see what they thought.
We had an outstanding response to our visitor survey, with more people keen to share their thoughts with us than ever before. The results showed that 94% of visitors found new suppliers at the show, 67% of them found 3 or more, and 74% placed orders at, or shortly after, the show. We were delighted to hear that 97% of visitors would recommend the show to colleagues or contacts within the industry, and that 97 % of them will also be back next year (presumably the same people who would recommend it!).
“It’s good to meet up with regular suppliers, friends and colleagues as well as an opportunity to meet new suppliers who I might not otherwise have thought I needed to see.”
“Carry on! The show was simply great, glad we didn’t miss it, we walked away with a real buzz.”
“An excellent show for start up businesses but also a useful show for existing businesses to find out about the latest products, offers and opportunities. It is useful to meet a number of exhibitors all in one place on one day.”
“It’s a great show – both enjoyable and relevant to SW hospitality, in a way that no others are. Keep up the good work!”
All the visitors who completed our survey were entered into a prize draw, and we’d like to congratulate Trevor Richards from The Old Quay House Inn in Hayle, who was the lucky winner of a £50 John Lewis/Waitrose voucher.
“We attribute a good proportion of the growth of Cornish Tea & Cornish Coffee to the shows we do with Hale Events. They’re a great team and it was a well run event.” Duncan Bond, Cornish Tea & Cornish Coffee Ltd.
It’s always good to hear what you think of the show, so if you were there and have anything to add, please do leave us a comment here. If you weren’t, why not come and see what the show is like in 2019?
Next year’s show takes place from Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th March 2019. That may seem like a long time away, but you know how time flies! Why not put those dates in your diary now? Better still, why not register to attend, and we’ll stay in touch and make sure you don’t forget to be there. See you next March!