It may only be April, but over 100 exhibitors are already booked in for next year’s Giving & Living trade show in January! It would also appear that it’s not only exhibitors that love our show. According to the post-show visitor survey that we carried out, 77% of those who attended had been to the show before, with 23% making their first visit to see what was in store. If you’re considering exhibiting next year you might like to know that 87% of visitors placed orders at or shortly after the show. Whether exhibiting or visiting, it’s good to hear that 92% of visitors would recommend the show to a colleague or related business!
“It is a great place to actually see gifts rather than seeing them in a catalogue or on the Web. Unfortunately that meant spending a lot more money than normal – but hey it was worth it!!” Sharan Bettridge, Aunty Em’s Gatehouse.
“There was a nice buzz about the show and we found plenty to interest us. I would certainly recommend Giving & Living to other businesses in the South West.” John Wycherley, Sidmouth Gifts.
“This was my first visit – loved it! It was fabulous to talk face-to-face with suppliers and handle & smell products.” Amy Warrick, Chocolat et Présent.
“The location and target audience of Giving & Living is spot on for my business and has resulted in a bulging order book!” Julie Fountain, Beach Art Glass.
All the visitors who completed a survey were in with a chance of winning a hamper filled with goodies from Taste of the West and we’d like to congratulate Jenny Suttie from Dame Hannah Rogers Trust (Seale Hayne Gift Shop) who was the lucky winner. Jenny doesn’t attend any events outside of the region, and loved visiting Giving & Living. Not only did she win the hamper, which she is planning on sharing with her colleagues, but she also found both new lines and new suppliers at the show – so it was a very successful show all ’round!
Next year Giving & Living takes place from Sunday 14th to Wednesday 17th January 2018 – why not put those dates in the diary now? Maybe you’ll be a winner next year too!
For more information about the show, to book a stand, or register to attend, please call 01934 733433, follow @giving_living, or visit www.givingliving.co.uk.