Hospitality Expo 1 of most successful since Vintra ‘77

Hospitality Expo 2014 was one of the most successful exhibitions since this event was first held as Vintra in 1977, reports Sean Lemass, Managing Director of organisers SDL Exhibitions.

“The event grew by close to 50% with a similar increase in visitor attendance,” he stated following the recent show.

An independent confidential exhibitor survey which was returned by 123 of the 147 exhibitors (itself a record) indicated that 92% of the exhibitors found the show to be ‘very worthwhile’ or ‘worthwhile’.

“These are among the best results we’ve ever achieved at a trade show,” reports Sean, “There can be no doubt that this industry is seeing a significant improvement on recent years.”
78% of the 2,801 trade visitors attending the event said that they placed or will place an order as a result of their visit with 30% saying they’d be spending between €10,000 and €1,000,000.

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