In complete contrast to 2018, when the shows were impacted by the ‘Beast from the East’, Mash Media welcomed over 18,000 guests over two days (26-27 February) to International Confex, Event Production Show (EPS) and The PA Show.
International Confex welcomed just shy of 8,000 unique visitors. The Event Production Show offered inspiration to more than 6,000 delegates and The PA Show delivered an incredible training programme to more than 4,000 support professionals.
Liz Agostini, event director, International Confex, was thrilled with the overall results and feedback from customers, commenting: “Within five minutes of doors opening, meaningful conversations were taking place and deals were being instigated. The team at Mash Media were determined to deliver for our customers and put on a show that our industry could again be proud of.
The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and has seen the highest level of rebooks we have experienced since we purchased the show in 2013. This puts us in a fantastic position as we start the exciting planning phase to take our events to ExCeL London in 2020.”
Duncan Siegle, exhibition director for Event Production Show and The PA Show, was also in buoyant mood: “It was fantastic to see the hard work of the show team, speakers and exhibitors rewarded by such highly engaged shows.
“The quality of exhibits was extremely high and this helped deliver events that our visitors really enjoyed. After the bad luck of last year, it was excellent to see the power of EPS and The PA Show in full flow. We are already deep in planning to carry on this success at ExCeL London in 2020.”
Julian Agostini, managing director, Mash Media, concluded: “This was a really positive week for Mash Media which reconfirmed our passion and desire to deliver for our customers and the communities our exhibitions, events and publications serve. These are exciting times for us with opportunities to build our existing brands and to explore new ideas as we expand our team and develop our capabilities.”
International Confex, The Event Production Show and The PA Show will take place on 25-26 February 2020 at ExCeL London.