All in all, it was another very successful event, based on the feedback and surveys received to date. 693 pre-registered delegates participated including buyers from literally all over the world.
One new company I was talking to was pleased that they had lots of follow-up work to do with new contacts from four markets, but they were thrilled with the level of interest they received from the local architect and developer community, too. One thing they particularly noted were the synergies created with other BC manufacturers. No other activity in the province has afforded them that same opportunity.
This is the kind of feedback we are delighted to hear. Yes, there will probably be $20 million in new sales generated (which is our ultimate goal), but these words remind us why we put the extra effort into delivering this very unique event.
For those of you attending, I am sure you will agree that the showroom was absolutely outstanding this year, with some exceptional exhibits and displays. A number of our new participating manufacturers went to tremendous effort to show-off their product and make a lasting impression on the visiting delegates. For this, I thank-you (you know who you are!) It brought the whole level of the tradeshow up a notch and has set the bar for next year. For our many returning exhibitors – thank-you too, for recognizing the benefits of participation and bringing back your energy and enthusiasm to the whole event.
Of course, we could not have done any of this without the support of our Partners and funders and we will be posting our official “Partners Report” on the website soon – together with lots and lots of great photos! Stay tuned for next year’s dates and pre-registration opportunities!
We will upload the GBM 2010 pictures shortly.