When the doors opened on Sunday it was great to see so many people coming through them. This show certainly exceeded all expectations we had. It was truly a show about reconnecting with people and getting back to business. There was a real appetite to look at product in the “flesh” rather than on a video demo. Yes, the show floor was smaller this year, but the atmosphere was bigger than ever. Well done to all at PLASA for a great show.
Given the last year, it is fair to say that expectations for this PLASA show were pretty low! So, we were absolutely delighted to have exhibited at such a busy and successful show. There was a real sense of “we’re in this together” and everyone – organisers – exhibitors - attendees – were excited to be back. This was probably the busiest trade show we’ve done in five years.
It was great to be back and seeing our industry friends and colleagues, and of course meeting new contacts. The quality of visitors was very high. From the moment the doors opened on Sunday, the positive atmosphere simply did not stop until the show finished on Tuesday. As a manufacturer we could not have wished for a better platform. Thank you to everyone that attended – being back face to face with customers is amazing.
A very big risk was taken by PLASA back in June to announce the show was going ahead. A brave decision, which has paid off exponentially, and for us, the best part was reconnecting or meeting for the first time, after months of video meetings, people in the flesh - priceless! It was the 'big sigh of relief’ we all needed. So a massive thank you to the PLASA team for their immense effort in putting the show on - six months of planning and execution done in two."
We probably weren’t alone going into the show not really knowing what to expect – would visitors come, were they too busy working or concerned about Covid? – but those concerns didn’t last long. Understandably stands were smaller than previous years, and some people chose not to exhibit, but it still felt like the PLASA Show. There was networking of course, but also a genuine desire to see new products and technology trends. After the last 18 months it was fantastic to experience a buzz back in our industry.
PLASA was great this year; there was a great buzz about the show regardless of the reduced numbers due to this covid season. It was really good to meet new people and catch-up with existing friends. We were particularly proud we could host the d&b Soundscape Theatre and that we could creating that environment to help people communicate their message. We’re really pleased we were able to be a part of the show and do our part to support the event. Excited for next year!
Great to be back! Our team was so happy to meet everybody at the booth again. Some of us hadn’t seen each other for over a year, so finally being able to reconnect at PLASA, feeling the buzz of the industry, was magical. Thanks to the training space on the balcony, we also had room to do proper product demos, and taking home the PLASA Innovation Award was the icing on the cake!