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Retail Design Expo exhibitors planning return after successful event

Retail Design Expo exhibitors have been praising the show, and the number and relevance of the visitors who came, in the immediate aftermath of the event. A number of exhibitors have already started the rebooking process for Retail Design Expo 2017, less than 24 hours after the doors closed on this year's Expo.

“For Shopworks Retail Design Expo 2016 has gone very well,” says Shopworks founder and managing director Craig Phillipson. “We have been impressed with the calibre of exhibitors and the quality of attendance, particularly as we have met a lot more retailers this year.  We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from visitors suggesting that Retail Design Expo felt a lot more exciting this year and almost everybody we have spoken to said they will be back next year, as will Shopworks.

“I was privileged to be part of the impressive seminar programme, talking through the latest forecourt convenience formats with Shell’s UK convenience manager retail, Will Green. The talk was very well attended, with good feedback and interaction from the audience," adds Phillipson.

Richard Ash, founder and CEO of Green Room agrees. “I think it has been an excellent show,” he says. “Green Room is really proud to be supporting the British retail industry for a second year – we came last year and it was a good start for us. We’ve invested a lot more this year and produced a much bigger and better stand, and we’ve seen some great people from brands and retailers. We’ve been involved in the awards, in speaking in the seminar programme, and it has all really helped us raise our profile. We are really excited about how that is going to translate into helping Green Room grown its business.”

Barber Design founder and CEO Doug Barber says Retail Design Expo has provided a great opportunity for clients to meet creative agencies. “We’ve had 15 to 20 really good enquiries, we’ve also had seven or eight existing clients come on to the stand, so overall that’s been really positive. They have been clients that have a lot of major projects in development, in the UK and globally – in Russia, France and elsewhere. These are long term projects. From people we first met at last year’s show we have projects that are about to go live very shortly, so they have been a year in the pipeline. We’ve also met lots of potential collaborators and suppliers among the other exhibitors too.”

Mike Houghton, marketing director CJ Retail Solutions says the quality of visitors seems to have improved since last year. “I’m very happy, because for me it’s not about volume… we didn’t set any major targets before we arrived, but there have been at least 20 well known, worldwide brands on the stand... it’s all about having a presence here.”

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