Emergency Services Show 2013 proves biggest and best yet

PVS_7241The Emergency Services Show’s move to the NEC in Birmingham has been heralded as a great success after an increase in exhibitors and visitors made the event the biggest and best to date. Exhibitors reported brisk traffic and strong interest from across all the emergency services throughout both days of the show, while visitors enjoyed the diversity of exhibitors, demonstrations, training and networking opportunities across all blue light services.

Run in the last week of September, the show hosted some 449 exhibitors (including stand-sharers) and had a total of 5553 visitors over two days (a 6{b782e6485bad54f4d4eef610261c499b39e6ceae36370d8b5dbb547d38ca2d22} increase on 2012).

David Brown, Joint Managing Director of organiser Broden Media, said, “The show’s move to the NEC has been a tremendous success and I am delighted with the very positive feedback we have received from visitors and exhibitors alike. We have been able to make the most of the excellent facilities, transport links and increased space available and the extensive outdoor demonstration area.”

Jon Hall, Chief Fire Officer, Gloucester Fire and Rescue Service, commented, “The Emergency Services Show really is a great platform to have a good look at innovation and networking with like minded people. It was a great success in terms of the location, accessibility and numbers of exhibitors and visitors.”

Show visitor Amy Smith, senior emergency planning officer at Leeds City Council, said, “We are not always able to research new products in our busy day-to-day work as emergency planners and responders. This event showcases a vast range of cutting-edge products and services that can increase our resilience to emergencies.”

Dominic Regan, of the marketing team at exhibitor CPDme, said, “This is our third time at The Emergency Services Show and it’s been busier than ever before. Not only have we met our target people from the healthcare sector, we’ve also had very strong interest from the police and fire service, which has given us excellent new contacts and lots of ideas for developing our business into new markets.”

Samantha Amena, Marketing Associate at Physio Control, added, “It’s been a fantastic show: great venue, great facilities and we’ve been attracting the right type of visitors to our stand. Our Learning Booth has been packed throughout and we’ve had lots of interest in our CPR Challenge.”

“Every single person we have had on the stand today has been a key strategic person from within the brigades,” said Oliver North, Managing Director, North Fire. “The Emergency Services Show is our number one priority event in the emergency services calendar every year. This has been a great year for us and even better than last year.”

The Emergency Services Show returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 24-25 September 2014.

For more feedback on the success of the Emergency Services Show 2013 visit the Twitter Stream and the show’s Facebook Page.

For more information visit visit the show’s official website.