The 12th annual Executive Hire Show (7th & 8th February, Ricoh Arena Coventry) attracted record 195 exhibitors and 2,489 unique visitors.
As in previous years, the EHS team have spent the past few days qualifying and verifying this raw attendance figure, removing non-exhibiting-suppliers, members of the press and other visitor types. Executive Hire Show exhibition director, Craig Donovan said, “After going through the list with a fine tooth comb we are delighted to confirm that the 2018 Show attracted 1,828 relevant hire industry visitors. This is marginally up on last year (1,813) and consistent with other years. This is a pleasing result, given the unexpected severe weather conditions and the aftermath of the flu outbreak.”
Craig added, “What was particularly interesting this year was that the split between the two days was more even than any other previous Show with 53.1% of all hire visitors attending on day one and 46.9% on day two. 87% of all relevant hire industry visitors were from independent operations, which is again consistent with previous years. This re-confirms the pivotal role of local and regional hirers in the on-going success of the Show and its continued ability to attract relevant, quality hire executives.”
The dates have been confirmed for the next Show, which will return to the Ricoh Arena Coventry on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 February 2019.