E-Commerce Event Remains Top of the Agenda Wednesday 2 May 2001 PDF Print e-commerce Expo 2001 at the NEC, Birmingham (3rd - 5th April 2001) has shown that despite market fears e-business is still at the top of the agenda for the thousands of visitors packing into seminar theatres eager to learn from the diverse and practical free seminar programme. The exhibition in Birmingham, now in it's second year consolidated the success of its sister show in London in November. The organisers Reed Exhibitions Companies and exhibitors agreed the two highlights of the show were the excellent quality visitors who were very keen to do business, and the outstanding quality of the seminar programme. Throughout the three day event visitors were able to enjoy the Free Seminar Programme, which consisted of over 90 seminars across four different theatres. All of the seminars were all very well received. Some of the most popular seminars included Nigel Hickson, head of e- business at the CBI discussing the results of their much heralded e- business survey, The WAP Group Panel Session where key figures debated the latest key issues in m-commerce and wireless applications. Many visitors got practical answers to their wide ranging questions in E- Business Review Strategy Clinic, and only one questioner managed to stump the panel! Other packed seminars by top industry experts included Microsoft's seminar on Mobile and PDA convergence, RSA Security on Security Considerations for B2B e-Business, Actinic on Creating a successful e- commerce site, and SAP - So what's new about the New Economy? The event is a useful measure of the true e-commerce climate. At a time when market fears are continually in the news and dot com failures are still ringing in our ears, the message from e-commerce Expo was clear - there are serious buyers with serious e-commerce needs - eager to do business. EEMA - Jim Dickson Membership Director "Everyone who has come onto the stand has been serious about what they want. All the dot.coms have gone. We are seeing a wide range of serious visitors from across Europe including Procurement, the Construction Industry and Manufacturing. As soon as the show opened we began signing up new members. " David Turner - SITPRO "We're seeing the e-commerce rocks that have survived as the flood waters of the dot.coms subside." Lynx - Mark Howarth - Hosting Solutions Business Manager "The quality of visitors is much better than expected. We have seen fewer 'information finders' and more people wanting to do business. Everyone I have spoken to is looking for something specific. This year has been about talking to people with real business needs - where as last year we were helping to generate needs - but people didn't have the budget then. We are glad we came and think we got value for money." Commercetest.com -Julian Harty Managing Director "It has been so busy, that we have been unable to move in here. The quality of people has been very good. The seminars were well attended, there was seating for 60, and still lots of people had to stand at the back. Foreshore Limited - Serge Le Moeligou "We have discovered a new market - visitors from India who did not previously know about the tax efficiencies of Jersey. We have had no trouble getting rid of our brochures, we are getting a high profile from being here. We had a couple of pretty hot leads today." SAP - Nigel Ford Solutions Marketing Manager - "It has given us the opportunity to talk to customers and prospects who came here specifically to see us." The show figures (to be verified by an ABC audit) confirmed the positive feeling at the show. 28% of visitors were Director Level or above, and the remainder were Managers, e-business specialists or Consultants. Over a third of visitors (33%) said they were looking to improve their current e-business activity, 18% said they were currently implementing e business strategies, while the others were evaluating their e-business needs. Over half the visitors came from companies employing more than a hundred people. e-business Expo will take place in Earls Court 2 in London from November 27th - 29th The exhibition will take place alongside the newly launched m-business Expo which will focus on the business benefits of wireless and mobile working. For more information please visit the website at www.ebizexpo.com. To enquire about exhibiting at e-business Expo 2001, m-business Expo 2001, please contact Nick Graham on 020 8910 7833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Ends Notes to editors Pictures taken at e-commerce Expo 2001 are available and can be sent in the post or by email. Logos are also available. 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