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Highlights From The Showman’s Show 2018

Nov 13, 2018

We always have a fantastic time at The Showman’s Show, and 2018 was no different. Focussing on reducing the environmental impact of the show, organisers aimed to implement sustainable practices for both visitors and exhibitors. Initiatives included encouraging car sharing, the use of public transport and bringing along reusable water bottles and coffee cups. Not only did they aim to reduce the carbon footprint of the show itself they wanted to promote how important minimising your environmental impact is, by educating attendees on the difference that can be made and providing them with ideas to reduce the impact they have.

Great Diversity at The Show

One of the many things we really enjoy about The Showman’s Show is its diversity. When we took a break from demoing, we managed to experience all the show had to offer. This included networking with other industry professionals, catching up with associations including the EHA and PSE as well as checking out what other exhibitors had on show. The wide variety of products and services available at The Showman’s Show is like no other exhibition, it’s a showcase of all things events, during our time there we met some dinosaurs, explored a snow globe and even went caving! Check out this excellent video from StandOut, it really demonstrates the diversity of the show!

The Return of The Green Supplier and Innovation Award

In-line with this year’s sustainable theme, the Green Supplier and Innovation Award was judged live at the show, forming part of the Festival Vision: 2025 programme. Among the shortlisted companies were; MSS International, RAW Bottles and Enviro-cup. All three were nominated due to their work implementing sustainable practices within the events and festival industry. After a Dragon’s Den styled presentation about their mission to create a world free from pointless plastic by providing brand-able high quality stainless steel drinking bottles, RAW Bottles were announced as the 2018 winner of the prestigious award.

Catching-up with customers & Displaying New Features

We had a fantastic two days at the event, it gave us the perfect opportunity to not only showcase the newest features we have implemented within inspHire but also catch up with existing customers. It was great to see Event Hire who stopped by our stand to tell us how they are getting on with their system and that they were looking to implement Dashboards. They were also curious as to how they could improve their usage of inspHire CRM. The 1-2-1 sessions we held throughout the show allowed us to answer any questions customers had about inspHire and show them how they can get the most out of their system.

The Showman’s Show 2019

Once again, show organisers did a fantastic job bringing the events industry together and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Newbury Showground, we’re very much looking forward to attending again in 2019. If you didn’t get a chance to see inspHire or would like to know more, you can book a free demonstration for an in-depth look or give us a call on 0115 979 3377. We’d love to show you what our software can do for your business!

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