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The second day of the show was busy, with everyone we spoke to very happy with the level of business they were doing. Many mentioned the diversity of countries represented by the visitors and we appear to have received a big influx from Russia, as well as a fair few from India and the Far East. So as well as being the largest ever in terms of stand space taken, it also appears that that show is attracting a new breed of visitor - and they're not 'just looking', from what we can understand!
What has impressed us is that there is some real innovation to be found here. It's not just 'me too' products as those that don't bother to look properly often claim... Manufacturers and designers are so obviously thinking about how to bring something new to market - so much so that we've asked a couple of them why on earth they didn't enter the innovation awards!
I write this having returned from a fabulous evening with Brightwell Dispensers, which is celebrating its 65th Birthday this year. We were treated to a very enjoyable canal boat tour followed by a delicious BBQ on the terrace of a lovely building in the middle Vondel Park. The food and the company were wonderful, the beer quenched the heavy thirst built up through lots of talking at the show - and, whenever we weren't undercover, the rain managed to stop for us, so the evening couldn't have been better (although I really should have stuck to just one dessert...) Thank you Brightwell and Happy 65th Birthday! (And if you're at the show yourself and wish to add your congratulations to ours, the double-decker stand can be found at 01.239).
10th May 2012