This year’s BAPP Networking Day took place on August 28, 2014 – for the first time in the Hotel and Congress Centre Salons Waerboom near Brussels, which has a central location on the ring road of the Belgian capital. According to the official figures, 73 suppliers (2013: 70) presented their products and services in several adjacent halls – the exhibitors included not only Belgian companies, but also numerous suppliers from Germany, the Netherlands, France and other European countries as well as many first-time exhibitors. The organisers registered record attendance figures, in terms of both the exhibitors and the visitors: In total, 216 visitors from 108 companies (2013: 204 visitors) took the opportunity to inform themselves about the exhibited products in a relaxed atmosphere and to engage in dialogue with the suppliers. As usual, the networking continued on into the evening hours, because BAPP organised a get-together once again this year.
BAPP’s Executive Director Erich Cormann summed up contentedly: “A very successful event, for me the best BAPP Networking Day so far. I have only received positive feedback from the ranks of the exhibitors and a visitor survey we carried out confirms our concept for the event – also regarding the venue date and dimensions of the show. For us as an association we are also delighted that over 50 non-BAPP members attended. Last, but not least the change in location proves to have been very successful.“
The venue date for the BAPP Networking Day 2015 will be announced soon. However, prior to this, the Promogifts event that is co-organised by BAPP is scheduled to take place on March 18 and 19, 2015.