B – On August 27, 2015 the BAPP (Belgian Association of Promotional Products) staged its annual Networking Day. The venue for the event was as in 2014 the hotel and congress centre, Salons Waerboom in Groot-Bijgaarden near Brussels, which is centrally located on the main ring of the Belgian capital. According to official accounts, 67 suppliers (2014: 73) – including not only Belgian companies, but also numerous suppliers from Germany, the Netherlands, France and further European countries – presented their wares and fares in several adjacent halls.
136 visitors from 71 distributor companies (2014: 216 visitors from 108 companies) took the opportunity to inform themselves about the current product trends in due time for the year-end business and groom their contacts to the suppliers. There was also plenty of opportunity for networking after the product show, because as usual BAPP invited the guests to join them for an evening event.
“The Networking Day was a total success once again,” summed up BAPP CEO, Erich Cormann. “There were fewer visitors than last year, but the quality of the visitors was exceptional. And with 120 guests at the barbecue in the evening there was a great atmosphere.“
The venue date for the BAPP Networking Day in 2016 will be announced soon. However, prior to that the, Promgifts, which is co-organised by BAPP, is scheduled to take place in the Brabanthal in Leuven on April 13 and 14, 2016.