Great two days at the NEC
This is my 'go to' show if I'm available, this year I penned in the Wednesday and Thursday of last week to make sure I could be there for both days.
For me it's a great chance to catch up with friends and collaborators in industry that either have stands there or are attending as well. This year I had arranged to meet a couple of people in person that I've know through LinkedIn for a couple of years.
Jamie Borley from Assetivo is an engineer I've talked on the phone to but never met, we had a really interesting hour talking about our own challenges of being independent consultants working with clients.
Great to chat with long time collaborators from Senseye who are now part of Siemens since they acquired them a year ago, good to see them now in SIEMENS polo shirts.
Footfall this year was very busy on the Wednesday but a lot quieter on the Thursday, it's good to see as the show last year was still trying to get it's mojo back. It had a better location in Hall 4 at the Birmingham NEC which is a lot better than the trek over to Halls 14 & 15.
Most stands I talked to were very positive, I can't see the ROI in it for me personally unless I teamed up with another business, it's always good to talk in real life with people and come across synergies where you might be able to help someone out... after all that's what being in business is all about, helping people 🙏