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ALEX show review
They started arriving on the dot at the 9.30 am opening.And the exhibitors made certain there was plenty to see!
Most visitors stayed for hours, many returning the next day as well.Many thanks to sponsor Lockdecoders who supplied the bags! Their stand was at times crowded out, as you can see in the photo below.
"The show has been very good for us." - Dean Sanderson, 3D Group"The show has given us the opportunity to put faces to names." - Kim Stanier, Advanced KeysThe filmed presentations allowing close up work to be viewed by all, and a first for the UK industry, proved to be very popular. Here Pete Southern of Lockdecoders demonstrates the Turbo Tool with some audience participation.Advanced Diagnostics appeared in partnership with Hickleys.The audience feedback was very positive."Hickleys were pleased to be one of the sponsors of the ALEX show, the concept of mix of stands and technical demonstrations gave a fresh and modern feel to a trade day. It was great to meet new and existing customers and from our customer feedback the show was a roaring success. Roll on ALEX 2013. Wonderful!" - Robin Huish, HickleysOut on the floor the more traditional product demos on the stands still proved popular.As were the deals to be had!As ever the Keyprint stand was popular."KeyProgrammers had a really successful weekend at ALEX. Due to it being aimed solely at Auto Locksmiths, it was a very receptive audience and we now have many more True Code customers as a result. We'll be back next year!" - Sarah Cleasby, KeyProgrammers"ALEX has been a fantastic success! Visitors are genuinely interested. Same again please!" - Salim Mahmood, KAP Diagnostics "The show was a great success with a busy flow of customers interested in both tools and machines but the main star of the show was the new Miracle A9 which was our best selling machine of the show. So all in all a weekend well spent" - John Wilkin, SKS
Naturally there were some hiccups - with technology and a tight schedule there always will be, but these were only very minor and easily overcome, but as the saying goes 'lessons were learned' and improvements will be in place for next time. One idea might be to have separate areas for presentations, one with cars, one without. Nevertheless, no-one can say that this inaugural event was not a success, and therefore there will be another ALEX same time next year. In order to reserve your slot for next time, and to confirm the exact dates, please contact: [email protected]
31st October 2012