Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Business Expo 2015 - Follow-Up

There was an article in The Hutt News this week that this year's Business Expo has been "deemed as a success", with 91 exhibitors and just over 900 visitors. This was a pleasing turnout despite the bad weather of the day. The Hutt News reports that there was a diverse range of businesses on show: catering, insulation, entertainment, fitness, graphic designers, funeral directors, live radio station, payroll, security, solar, tastings, real estate, media, virtual assistants and video were showcased alongside more typical business services such as banking, legal and accounting. The article also says the general feedback was that many business leads were generated - vital for boosting business. There was also a new, free APP developed for smart phones that scanned QR codes on exhibitors stands. There was even a function at the end of the day where people on their way home from work could drop by. Plenty of stalls offered prizes, while the show had awards for The Most Innovative Stand, Top Stand and People's Choice.