Autumn Desktops – Another 2700 Interactions!
Three such events in total have been held in recent weeks. The first was on 26th September 2017 and held at Fluor’s Farnborough facility with forty-six visitors meeting with twelve exhibitors drawn from the BVAA membership. Despite hosting nearly 50 such Desktop events, this was our first visit to Fluor’s Watchmoor Park facility and we were highly appreciative of all the efforts Damien Hurley and his team went to on our behalf to make the day a success.
This was followed the next day with a return visit – our 4th – to AMEC FW’s Shinfield Park facility in Reading. Hosted by AMECFW’s Simon Lawrence, eighty-three visitors were introduced to twentytwo BVAA members, and a highly enjoyable day had by all.
The final event was held on 17th October 2017 at CB&I’s West End offices. 30 visitors were introduced to eleven BVAA members, and it proved another great success. Overall BVAA facilitated potentially 2700 interactions that would not otherwise have taken place!
BVAA CEO Rob Bartlett commented, ‘These events have a wide range of benefits, but principal among them are that we introduce customers to potential new suppliers, that they get to see new product innovations, and also present their employees with an opportunity to learn more about the products that they commonly specify, but rarely get to handle in the flesh.’
‘They also have another key function in this compliance era, as they are a key indicator that the host operates a fully-open procurement policy – being open is not just a desire, these days it is a requirement.’
‘BVAA is all about opportunities, and we are delighted that these events remain hugely popular with both hosts and members alike.’
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 43