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Important message from the EFTTEX team

28 Sep 2018
Author: Marisol Pinillos

Category: News,EFTTA,EFTTEX

To our exhibitors, members and visitors,

 

We are writing to you to say thank you for your support and to give you some information we think you will appreciate.

 

EFTTEX 2018 has been a very successful show with a record number of attendees: 1674 unique visitors in 3 days. To clarify how many people attended each day: 946 visitors on Thursday, 874 visitors on Friday and 368 visitors on Saturday. The numbers on Friday and Saturday include returning visitors from the previous day and brand new visitors.

We focus on quality of visitor rather than in the quantity and, comparing the numbers with previous years, we consider they are steady and stable. See below.

 

Year

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Visitors

1606

1630

1334

1503

1362

1553

1607

1566

1674

Space occupied

(in sqm)

7874

7124

6875

6993

6440

5974

6591

6851

6266

Exhibiting companies

247

253

242

245

247

205

208

222

224

                       

This year we introduced a new registration system and people were counted once no matter how many times they entered or left the hall per day. We do not include any exhibitors in our visitors’ numbers although we are aware that quite a lot of visitors, as happens every year, entered the hall wearing exhibitor badges. We could estimate how many do that and include more numbers in the visitors’ results, but we would never have inaccurate, inflated or exaggerated final numbers. We are 100% open.

 

This is why every year we publicise a show report including all the facts, figures and results transparently. Not all the trade shows do the same, do they?

 

We just want you to know that…

 

Before, during and after EFTTEX 2018 we were surprised when we received feedback from some exhibitors providing us with negative comments based on rumours and incorrect information that have been spread since the summer of 2017.

 

Some publications and companies have negatively commented on the visitor numbers, on stand numbers, suggesting the decline of EFTTEX and we even were told that we treat some companies better than others. Ah, we also received an email questioning the Best New Product Awards competition, saying that companies could ‘buy’ the awards. We are truly sorry to hear these comments, none of which are correct. And there’s something we can’t understand: why companies and publications don’t contact us, the organisers, to find out the real and factual information?

 

We work very hard all year round to provide all companies with exactly the same high standards of service, professionalism and transparency. Everything we do is to help and promote the industry, your industry, and we don’t have anything to hide.

 

EFTTEX’s decline might be some people’s wish and that’s not going to happen for a very long time. EFTTEX is 37 years old and have no plans to retire yet.

 

If you ever want to find out more about what EFTTA & EFTTEX do, please contact us directly.

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