The bpma co-exhibited alongside 8 supplier members who included: Bio Laboratories, SPS, Trade Only, Bite Promotions, I Name It, The Logo Lollipop company, Oakthrift & Dunelm Glass. Collectively over 2000 business contacts were made and over 100 product quotations were amassed by the group during the 3 day show. “We exhibited at the 2012 PSI show to develop our ongoing business with existing European contacts and to look for new business contacts in Europe. The chance to do this with the BPMA pavilion this year was a great opportunity and has certainly helped us make contact with number of potentially new big distributors in France and Germany in particular.” Comments Ian Webb from Bio Laboratories.
Through the bpma’s ATO status with UK Trade and Investment, £17,000 of government funding was awarded to the pavilion exhibitors, supporting them in their export strategy for business growth.
Ian Webb from Bio Laboratories continues to comment “The PSI Show and the BPMA pavilion as always were well organised and with the added help of the support of the additional government funding it makes life much easier for a supplier to concentrate on the important part of developing business and contacts than the worry of organising the show”
Tammy Butler from I Name it comments “This was our first experience at PSI in Germany and the BPMA and show organizers did a fantastic job ensuring everything went smoothly and went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. The show itself was far larger than I expected and ran out of samples and brochures halfway through day …. As long as the government funding continues to help us with the costs, we will be planning to attend each year moving forward”
1st time oversea’s exhibitor Dunelm Glass commissioned a PSI Crystal trophy in the shape of the Dusseldorf Tower to mark the prestigious Trade Show’s 50th Anniversary. This was presented to Michel Freter, Managing Director of PSI on the bpma stand at a drinks reception attended by bpma supplier and distributor members and Trade Press. Michael Freter commented “it is an honour to accept this specially commissioned trophy… i would like to thank Dunelm Glass, bpma and all exhibitors representing the UK for their support, we look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the show in 2013”
Director General, Gordon Glenister commented on the event “We have worked very closely with PSI over the last year and will continue to work closely with mainland European networks to provide a platform for UK suppliers to access and take a greater share of the European Market”
Chris Smith from Dunelm Glass says “The quality of the show itself in relation to visitors was brilliant, we spoke to many people from all over Europe and gained some useful contacts, you can never tell with these events but in terms of quality leads we have some fantastic potential opportunities to follow up with.”
To register your interest in the 2013 BPMA pavilion or to enquire about the UKTI funding contact Daniela Arena, Event & Training Manager, bpma, 020 7631 6962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org