The Convergence Summit North exceeded expectations delivering an excellent calibre of attendees to the 40+ exhibitors that participated.
The event, the first major Channel exhibition ever held north of Birmingham was expected to attract 500 attendees over the two days but this figure was reached on day 1! The exhibitor party sponsored by Nimans rounded off a great first day with guests enjoying drinks and canapés and a fantastic networking opportunity.
Day 2 was equally as good with dealers & resellers creating a real buzz around the impressive Beetham Tower, Manchester.
Education was key to the Summit North and every one of the seminar sessions was full with standing room only in many cases. The panel debates were particularly popular with visitors and offered an excellent insight into how the market is developing.
Event organiser, Miles Bossom commented, “The northern reseller community has not been travelling to events for a while and we believed that by bringing theevent to them that they would support us.” Continuing, “This was most certainly the case and we thank all of our loyal readers for making the effort to come along.”
Applegarth Communications’ managing director David Marsden said: “The show for us was a real success, the location in Manchester as a northern based company was ideal, and the New Hilton hotel in the centre was an ideal place to hold the event, the mix of manufactures & suppliers was just right. We were able to see everyone we wanted to see under one roof, great event…. thank you..”
Steve Donovan of Manchester based reseller, Armstrong Communications was present on both days and told Comms Business, “This show has been excellent. It is great to have an event of this calibre in Manchester and as I have said before, it is long over due. The thing that is most impressive is that all of the major players are here.”
James Emm of Platinum Sponsor, Oak Telecom said of the event, “We will definitely be back, the show has exceeded our expectations and we are so pleased to hear such positive feedback from the northern resellers.”
You can now register to attend The Convergence Summit South which takes place on 9th & 10th October at Sandown Park, Esher. Go to www.convergencesummit.co.uk