Trade Days is the one key place where we get to target our customers and show them new products – without the support of mobility customers the show won’t exist.
It is all about trade. We can openly talk to our distributors about pricing and pass pieces of paperwork around without worrying that an end user or a high street customer might be walking around. Trade Days is purely trade and that’s what we’ve always wanted in our industry. It’s great that we’ve got it now.
Lisa Wardley, Managing Director, Repose
We’ve seen a great quality of customer today and received some good feedback. Trade Days is an exhibition that no one else is doing at the moment – there’s nothing else like it. Trade Days is the only place where retailers can come and dedicate their time to chat with us, trial our new products and hear what’s coming next.
Theo Sawford, Marketing Manager, Pride
The quality has been better than expected with a few really big orders, which made the show quite eventful for us. We had a competition on the stand to see how fast people could fold and unfold a scooter which has been fun, with customers interacting with the product. We do Naidex and Mobility Roadshow, but the advantage of Trade Days is that you can get really focused, and bring along exactly the right amount of people from the right part of the business. We can have more open conversations here – you don’t have to worry if anyone’s looking when talking trade prices. It’s nice to have that peace of mind and clarity. We’ll be back next year!
Tim Ross, National Sales Manager, TGA
Trade Days 2016 has been mega! We got 21 contracts yesterday and done nine already today! These are all brand new dealers who are coming into our network – so it’s been an absolutely stunning opportunity for our business. We’ve got existing customers coming back to see us and they’re doing the sell for us – saying it’s the best thing they’ve ever done. We’re bringing in new products all the time so it’s important to showcase them on our stand.
Trade Days attracts everyone you need in one place. We’re absolutely over the moon with it. The professionalism is fantastic.
Tony Pike, Business Account Manager, Cavendish
Trade Days attracts a quality audience. Delegates have the chance to come along to our stand see all of our products. As we’re a known brand it’s important to revisit discussions with customers and cement relationships.
We are able to comfortably and confidently talk to people knowing that they’re trade. This allows us to be more relaxed and is also great for the visitors who are able to have more intimate business conversations than they perhaps would at a more consumer-focused event. We’re a B2B business and these other industry shows are too diluted for us.
Trade Days is professionally run, right from the starting point of choosing your stand through to turning up and exhibiting. We hope to see it’s success continue.
Paul Fisher, Country Manager, Freerider
Trade Days is the only exhibition we do because it’s purely a trade show and we’re only interested in speaking to the trade. All the other shows in this marketplace try two or three different approaches – but Trade Days knows its identity. You can be more targeted and you don’t have to waste your day speaking to people who aren’t relevant – anyone who does come on your stand is a potential client. We normally get to meet a good mixture of new and existing clients – typically 30-50 of our existing clients.
James Nicholls, Director, First Senior
Trade Days is a great show for meeting up with important people in the industry and other businesses within the sector. It’s important to exhibit here in order to stay relevant in the marketplace. We’ve picked up some good contacts, and it’s been great to talk with so many people in a short two-day period.
Daryl Richards, Sales Executive, Platinum
I love Trade Days – it’s a successful event and I can target a range of customers. We cater from children right through to the elderly market and the audiences always respond well to our products here. The show is great for networking, socialising and doing business all in one place! I’ve already booked for next year!
Surinder Dhamu, Distributor, Forever Living
Two great days at Trade Days 2016 – we saw large numbers of both new and existing retailers and they were spending money and ordering in quantity. What more could we want from a show!
Jonathan Hearth, Managing Director, Electric Mobility
A great opportunity to meet our trade customers, showcase our latest products, hear feedback and plan for the future. Thoroughly enjoyed this year’s show, and will be back for 2017!
Sally Wright, Marketing Manager, Drive DeVilbiss
Trade Days is the only exhibition for our customer base. We’re here primarily to show some new products, and pick up new customers. At exhibitions we can show a lot of products in one place which we can’t really do during the rest of the year with vehicle trips.
Mark Diaj, Managing Director, Able2
This is our first year at Trade Days as we are looking to break into the mobility sector. It’s definitely a great event for us in terms of getting the brand out there to thousands of people, and have conversations with both Trade Days and Pharmacy Show visitors. Both events benefit from the overlap of interest.
Tariq Mahmood, Global Channel Development Manager, SAP Anywhere
We are a Spanish manufacturer interested in internationalising our brand. Trade Days has helped us meet lots of interesting distributors and retailers, so we’ve definitely achieved our objective here. It’s great to do business face to face, rather than just via email or over the phone.
Alexandra Canals Garcia, Export Manager, Ubiotex
I’m genuinely very impressed with the show, in terms of the quality of the delegates and the leads we have gained. It’s great to be here and be a friendly face for retailers who may not have dealt with us before. We’re highly delighted with the combination of types of customer at Trade Days – professional buyers down to the very small independents. We’re already booked in for 2017!
Patrick Gulliford, Sales Executive, Sherborne Upholstery
Trade Days as a trade-only show is a great platform for us to liaise with our current customers. It’s a small event, but it attracts a specialist audience and is really focused. It’s important for us to be here to exhibit our products next to the competition.
Ed Laskey, Territory Manager, Invacare
We really found that Trade Days was a brilliant opportunity for us to network with existing and potential trade customers and keep up to date with industry news and developments. We found the show to be a fantastic platform for launching a new range of products too!
It was a great opportunity to take a step back, and learn what our customers really want from us. We found the audience to be 100% relevant and engaged, and we are very excited to have been able to process an amazing level of quality trade enquiries. I truly believe that it has been worth exhibiting and I’m certain that we will generate substantial business off the back of our attendance. Thank you Trade Days!
Bethany Claire, Marketing & Business Development, Enable Access