It was a sunny afternoon yesterday when I met with Matthew Glover who had agreed to show me around the Telford Centre .
Driving up the M6 Toll road it seemed that Telford was not that much further than the NEC, but my first impression of the centre was “Oh that looks a bit small”. Still a warm welcome was awaiting and my spirits lifted when I first saw the frontage, a long glass entrance looked perfect to show case our newest exhibition for the industry.
Once inside the air-con helped and the building took on a “Tardis” feel. There are the three main halls plus another side hall and meeting rooms galore. Upstairs there are dozens of meeting areas, private balcony areas for hosting pre dinner drinks or networking over a coffee. Frankly the organisers are spoilt for choice. The building can be adapted to numerous functions.
The point is that if they get this right the show itself will have some fantastic attractions for visitors. It wont be an NEC experience!
It isn’t just a shed with an entrance and visitors are in for the day, there will be many attractions, hospitality areas and network events outside the main halls which exhibitors may think takes away from their displays, however I think the added events will boost visitor numbers justifying the stand investment.
With scanners for data collection, wifi for exhibitors, this is set to be a hi tech show, so our visitors will be able to add themselves at the show or use our hospitality to amend their company details and check for sales enquiries.
As for hotels, the early birds will be delighted, the entrance to the Holiday inn is literally 200yds away from the entrance, so no excuses for being late on the stand!
Although just under a year away, the venue was a surprise, it could be a fantstic event for purchasers of windows doors and conservatories, and with the promise of FREE bacon butties and a coffee for pre registered visitors you may have to make an early start!
DGC will be exhibiting in Hall 2 stand no 14. To find out who else is attending the FIT Show click here, to find out more about DGC and get a FREE 30 day trial without any commitment click here so you can see for yourself, just how you can get better exposure for your business and for your customers too!