Amerimold exhibitors had a lot of very positive experiences this year, including making sales right from the show floor. We touched base with a few of them after the show and created this slide show to share some highlights with you!
One message was clear from several exhibitors, and that was the fact that for them, Amerimold is a trade event they would never miss exhibiting at. They cited our unique, niche market as the reason Amerimold is the ideal event at which to network and feature new products and services.
This year we had an exhibitor debut a new line of products for the North American market. Braun Machinery chose Amerimold as the place to kick off their introduction of Takumi USA, and they demoed a Takumi H10 machining center in their booth. Before long, they were also announcing the sale of a Takumi V10 machining center to an Amerimold attendee! The company also established a the Takumi USA headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Joe Braun, vice president of marketing and product management for the Takumi brand, said there soon will be 22 distributors for Takumi in the US, each with regional service and support techs.
On the other side of the hall, Jeff Lambing of JDL Technical Services said the deal with Vasantha moved very quickly. The software was installed, their licenses were sent and training sessions were scheduled, he said. Jeff added that it was a great show (but we kind of figured he'd say that).
Other exhibitors said they were very pleased with the number of quality leads they collected during Amerimold. For example, TopSolid said the number of leads was up from 2015 and, by the end of the show, they estimated that of those leads, 175 were unique. In addition, they were able to set up several planned visits with new clients from the show and they even met people from companies interested in becoming resellers for their software.
I could go on, but this blog would end up much longer than planned. Between my report above and the slide show, I hope I got my point across that Amerimold 2016 was a resounding success for so many of our exhibitors. It's no wonder that our Expo Hall keeps growing each year.
Amerimold will take place next year on June 14-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. We hope to see you there!