EVO Live, in partnership with VOW Wholesale, met and exceeded expectations as “the industry event of the year”, with resoundingly positive feedback from suppliers, VOW Wholesale customers and EVO delegates alike.
The event, hosted at Elland Road Stadium in Leeds, showcased the industry’s latest products and services from 85 exhibitors for more than 450 delegates made up of employees from across EVO’s companies and VOW Wholesale customers.
90’s favourites, Dick and Dom, injected high energy as surprise hosts guiding visitors throughout the day’s itinerary, including three seminars from EVO’s guest speakers, a panel discussion with members of EVO’s managing board of directors and the long-awaited results from Staples.co.uk’s car giveaway.
On top of the day’s events, delegates had access to a large variety of suppliers, including headline sponsors HP, Dettol and 3M Post-It, to learn about key sales and marketing opportunities, allowing delegates to gain a better understanding of the exciting product ranges available through VOW Wholesale.
Darren Aston, Managing Director at Aston & James Office Supplies says, “It’s been fantastic to see some of the latest products from exhibitors today and what’s changed in the workplace. Having spoken to a number of suppliers today, I’ve spotted several products that would be great for my customers. EVO Live has been extremely helpful in looking at new opportunities from a completely different angle.”
Ross Jones, Senior Business Development Manager at Reckitt, parent company to Dettol, comments, “It’s been great to meet the entirety of the EVO businesses all in one day. We’ve spoken to hundreds of people throughout the event and it’s been extremely valuable being able to discuss Dettol Pro Solutions and the new partnership between EVO and Reckitt – which was our main goal for EVO Live.”
Pleased with the resounding success of the exhibition, Steve Haworth, CEO of EVO, says, “We’re delighted with the initial feedback we’ve had following our very first EVO Live. It’s no secret that the industry has been keen to get back to face-to-face events following COVID-19, especially as individuals appreciate creating strong, meaningful relationships with colleagues, customers and suppliers. Our event provided the perfect platform for people to re-establish connections and contacts while also learning about the latest products and services currently available within the market.
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