Design 2 Part 2012 show recap

May 08, 2012

Well the show is over, the results are in and in my opinion the show was a solid success. Everyone we talked to said the traffic was the best they had seen in years. The attendees we talked with had a variety of projects to discuss and real current needs. It was very encouraging to see all the manufacturers come out with such energy. We asked the question earlier; if trade shows are still valid ways to connect with customers. I believe the answer is yes. Nothing beats the face to face interaction, the ability to discuss a project, ask questions, draw up a quick sketch, to get that understanding of the customer’s needs. And to be able to do that in a quick, convenient and cost effective environment; trade shows still work. One thing that helped make this show standout was the location. With convenient access, free parking and a very professional venue. The Schaumburg Convention Center is great place to both exhibit and attend a show. I also think that attendance and activity level was a testament to the strength manufacturing, at least in this region. The United States must maintain its superiority as a world leader in manufacturing and what I saw at this show gave me hope that we are working toward that goal. Accurate Perforating has been manufacturing perforated metals for a variety of industries for over 60 years and we look forward to continuing that tradition for the next 60 and beyond.