Regional Dinner & Supplier Day

Tuesday, February 21st 2017 saw the start of our very successful Regional Dinner and Supplier Day.

Regional Dinner

The Brighouse venue - being at the heart of so-called ‘Valvehalla’ – is a popular choice with members and there was an excellent attendance of 70+ at the Dinner.

A new feature this year was the guest speaker, featuring world-renowned journalist (The Independent, The Standard) and political commentator Anthony Hilton. Anthony, blessed with an amazing memory for detail and using no notes, appraised the group with some incredible information and knowledge about Brexit, and the impacts this could have on the UK economy.

The Survey

Following on from the talk we asked attendees to answer 10 quick questions about their opinions on Brexit, so we could gain an understanding of our attendees’ overall opinions. Some very interesting, and largely optimistic, results were found, which were later promulgated for all to see.

And once again we have received some fantastic feedback on the event:
"Excellent dinner and networking opportunity..."
"Worked brilliantly for us."

Supplier Day

The day after the Regional Dinner we held our Supplier Day.

This event was kindly supported by Alco Valves Group, Cameron (a Schlumberger company), Colson X-Cel, CraneCPE, Goodwin International, KT Hydraulics, Rotork, Severn Glocon & Weir who all hosted 1-2-1 meetings - a vital part of the day!

The outcome was 90 official interactions between our hosts and suppliers, a fantastic achievement in just a morning!

Alongside the 1-to-1s we also had 18 exhibitors who showcased their products to attendees and manufacturers, which added an extra element to the event.

So far our feedback collected from this event has shown that 100% of attendees would recommend this event to a colleague. We can think of no better endorsement!

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 41

Summer 2018 // Issue 45
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