Convergence Summit North delivers despite down turn

Last week saw The Convergence Summit North make its third outing in Manchester but this time in Manchester Central (formerly Gmex) and the show was hailed a massive success.

Tony Cook of exhibitor Union Street told Comms Business “I just wanted to let you know that the show was a great success for us. We picked up several good leads and I think it is quite likely that we will pick up 4 or 5 deals from them. Thanks for your efforts and for the support you have given to Union Street. You can absolutely count us in for the next show”.

Cherie Everett, Marketing Manager at Griffin Internet said; “Convergence Summit North is a well organised event utilising integrated marketing techniques from print, to DM, SMS, video and web campaigns to attract northern resellers. The event is managed with military precision to make exhibiting easy, yet manages to create a relaxed atmosphere for networking and business meetings. It is a great platform for launching products and we were able to get valuable feedback from existing and new channel partners on our MPLS IPVPN networking solutions, new multi-carrier provisioning platform and rewarding rebate scheme”.

Jane Leahy of Manchester based distributor Trust Distribution was equally impressed stating “In this current economic downturn, we were concerned visitor numbers would be down, however how wrong! On Tuesday we couldn’t keep up with the sheer number of people who visited our stand! It was such a brilliant day! What credit crunch?? WELL DONE to Comms Business again for yet another fabulous show……the western themed evening went down a storm, everyone had such a good time!…..Here’s to more of the same in 2010”!

Miles Bossom of event organiser Miles Publishing said of the event; “I am extremely pleased with the way the Summit North delivered this year despite tough economic conditions. Whilst our competitors show has been “cancelled” and claims have been made that the traditional exhibition format does not suit the purpose of The Channel I believe we have proved this very wrong”.

Continuing “My team has worked tirelessly to ensure that our exhibitors have a stress free exhibiting experience and are supported every step of the way. Our integrated marketing approach has delivered a high quality audience in volume and our events have offered unrivalled value for money since 2002”.

The next major Channel exhibition/conference to take place is The Convergence Summit South – Sandown Park, Esher on 13/14 October 2009. You can register now at www.convergencesummit.co.uk