Despite adverse weather cause by Storm Emma and the ‘Beast from the East’, Broadway Events, organiser of Childcare Expo London, has hailed the event as a success and commended its ‘determined and eager visitors’.
Visitors to the show were greeted at the front door by entertainer and children’s television presenter Dave Benson Phillips, who was accompanied by a pea, a bear and a pink giraffe to complete his crew as he announced the show was open.
Emma Barrett, event director, commented: “The general consensus from exhibitors was that it was quality over quantity seen across the show floor. We had visitors from around the globe including Malta, Russia, Finland and Kuwait who spent two days cramming in as much knowledge and inspiration as possible and providing key business opportunities to the companies who exhibited. We even had comments about the show not being open long enough for the shopping fanatics.”
Childcare Expo London announced the dates of next year’s show will be 1–2 March 2019 at Olympia London.