NVS nets visitor number growth

Visitor numbers at the National Venue Show (NVS) were up to 5,417 according to unaudited figures from organiser Waypoint Exhibitions. Visitor figures for the three interlinking shows – the National Incentive Show and the National Direct Marketing Show – were up 50% on last year to 7,800. “The NVS is the only meetings and events show with an increase in visitor numbers,” claimed Waypoint chairman Phil Soar. “In all, 61% of visitors came from outside London, which offers a different buyer profile from the London-based shows,” he added. The National Venue Show 2003 will be held from 9-11 September at Birmingham’s NEC.

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