Sustainabilitylive! 2011 exceeds expectations
10 June 2011, News release from Sustainabilitylive! 2011
Sustainabilitylive! the home of five leading environmental exhibitions, attracted large crowds and leading industry experts, when it was held at the NEC, Birmingham from 24 - 26th May 2011.
"A huge success", "A very fortuitous event", "Well attended", these comments from exhibitors are typical of the enthusiastic response from participants in Sustainabilitylive! 2011.
Sustainabilitylive! attracted a total of 9003* attendees, with all major industry names represented. The packed seminar theatres and busy exhibition floor shows the strength of the water, energy, environment and sustainable business sectors and the emphasis that more and more companies are placing on sustainability.
Sustainabilitylive! features the largest free seminar programme with five separate theatres and over 300 speakers, providing topical and informative content across the energy, water, environment, land and sustainable business sectors.
For the first time HEVAR (Heating Equipment Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration show) was collocated with Sustainabilitylive! attracting professionals involved in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry.
One of the show's big talking points was the Environment and Energy Awards. The figures support the claims that it was the best year yet, with a 40% increase in attendees. The night was attended by a huge crowd of the industry's finest, celebrating innovation and excellence at the black tie event, click here for a list of all the winners.
Sustainabilitylive! 2011 also saw the first round of the 23rd National Drilling & Tapping Competition taking place live on the exhibition floor. Fourteen teams took part in the annual contest hosted by the Institute of Water, which sees contestants drill and tap a 150mm diameter ductile iron main under pressure and connect a service tap. This exciting and unique feature drew a large crowd as the competition got underway.
Donna Bushell, event director for Sustainabilitylive! says: "Sustainabilitylive! demonstrated that despite the austere budgetary climate, investment levels in sustainability are clearly still stable across all industry sectors and Sustainabilitylive! is the place to do business. The feedback we have had from visitors and exhibitors has been overwhelming and it's been a supremely enjoyable three days."
Exhibitor Tom Young from Automated Water & Effluent Ltd said "Sustainabilitylive! proved to be a very fortuitous event for Automated Water & Effluent Ltd. The impressive marketing and promotional effort around Sustainabilitylive! ensured that our existing customers and suppliers could easily find us. Considering the increase in footfall and the relevance of attendees we will certainly be considering attending Sustainabilitylive! in 2012."
Sustainabilitylive! was hailed a huge success with record attendance and informative show content, declaring it the most successful and impressive event in recent years.
Sustainabilitylive! 2012 will be held at NEC, Birmingham from 22 - 24 May.
* All numbers are subject to a final audit
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