Swan Events has hailed ACOS 2021 a considerable success, with a new location at the ILEC Conference Centre providing “a venue to match the occasion.”
One week on from the long-awaited return of ACOS, the show’s organiser has hailed the 2021 expo as a major success, bringing exhibitors high visitor numbers, overdue networking opportunities, and strong sales.
With the ILEC Conference Centre offering “a smart, comfortable layout and convenient access” within a stone’s throw of the amusement industry’s traditional Earls Court home, Swan Events observed “it’s great to be back.”
“Filled to capacity, the show proved to be a great draw for buyers who travelled from all corners of England, Scotland and Wales to take part in the first major industry gathering in over 18 months,” said a statement from the show organiser.
“Attendance numbers easily matched pre- Covid levels with the first day being busiest by far. Visitors made a full day of the event staying for the First Day Drinks reception which went on well into the evening. Reports from the show floor indicate that, despite ongoing challenges, business and sales were strong.”
Though the consequences of moving the expo from Kensington Olympia were difficult to predict prior the event, the ILEC’s ground floor hall offered considerably easier access than previous events, as well as a bright, spacious show floor.
“I have to say that I think this was one of the best looking ACOS events yet,” said show director Karen Cooke. “There are always concerns when moving to a new venue but this seemed to be an ideal fit.”
“Throughout the show, I ask people what they think and “Fabulous” is the response that I most remember. Clearly the industry was very happy to be together again and I am so happy that ACOS was able to provide a venue to match the occasion.”