IMHX 2013 was a record breaking success when it took over Birmingham’s NEC last week. The UK’s leading intralogistics event featured impressively designed stands, thousands of innovative exhibits, informative seminars, a variety of entertainment as well as plenty of serious business.
The event, which was sponsored by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, filled four halls of the NEC, attracting 412 exhibitors and 19,526 visitors, the highest ever. Even the threat of snow on the Friday didn’t stop high-quality end-users coming to IMHX to evaluate their logistics needs.
Rob Fisher, director of the Materials Handling Group of organiser Informa Exhibitions, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that we saw a record attendance at IMHX 2013. Equally as important, the feedback we’ve had from exhibitors shows that the quality of the visitor profile is excellent, resulting in a large number of high-quality leads from senior people. We worked very hard in the run-up to the show to ensure this level of visitor quality and, for their part, our exhibitors put on a fantastic show for them.”
The show’s co-organiser with Informa, the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), was equally delighted with the exhibition. James Clark, its secretary-general, commented: “Many BITA members have said that they have enjoyed many serious and positive discussions over the four days of the show. Visitors have been upbeat about business prospects and are ready to re-invest. It was a real bonus to see so many young apprentices at the show – after all, they are the future of our industry.”
IMHX 2013 exhibitors were delighted the volume of visitors and the quality of the leads they achieved. For example, Paula Ovaskainen, marketing manager for Cimcorp, agreed: “Our stand at IMHX 2013 was larger than we had ever taken before at this show so that we could install a live demo of our 3D Shuttle robotic handling system. The quantity and quality of the enquiries we received have made our investment very worthwhile.”
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