Hear what exhibitors had to say about the 2016 show!
Mark Lewis, National Sales Manager | Supreme Heating
It’s the best show that I have been to and I have been coming to this show for quite a few years now in various different roles. We have been able to sell product off the stand which is a first for us in Sydney. The foot traffic has been phenomenal and still is after 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon. We are very happy with the show and we have also taken a lot of quality leads.
Eddie Lloyd, Marketing Manager | Theralux
The show has been great with constant traffic. We have taken over 140 quality leads in the last couple of days. This year a lot of owner/builders are coming through and you also have consumers who are probably 2 to 4 months away from putting the pool in the ground.
Merv Smith, State Manager | Sunbather
Definitely more numbers than last year and good quality. All the pool builders are positive as the visitors have come here ready to buy. All in all it has been a great show.
John Stroud, Sales Consultant | Local Pools & Spas
The show has been extremely good. 78% to 80% of people coming through this year seem to be a lot more serious about purchasing a pool whether or not their house has been constructed. A number of people are putting their pool in prior to construction. All in all a very good response.
Daniel Maher, Sales Executive | Remco
The show has been smashing and probably the biggest Sydney show in the 8 years I have been doing the show. The customers have been great and we have some really strong leads and also good networking with the builders – very good indeed.
Louise Pontello, General Manager | Better Pools & Spas
The show has been fantastic this year with a lot of people coming in who are building houses or doing renovations. The visitors are ready to buy now and know exactly what they want. The quality of the leads has been fantastic.
Jason Didsman, Heating Consultant | Australian Energy Systems
The show has been really good with a lot of people interested in installing pools. The show is great for our product not just from a retail perspective but also provides the opportunity to talk to other exhibitors about what we are selling.
Justin Nicholas, Marketing Services Manager | Cooke Industries
The show has been fantastic this year with a lot more traffic and a lot more interest in our product. People seem to be more educated about swimming pools this year than previous years. These shows really works for us as it gives us the opportunity to talk to the consumer who can then tell the builder what product they want in their pool. The public are becoming better educated and want to have more input into what is installed.
Rob Kruber, National Operations Manager | Just Spas
The show has been good with a steady stream of qualified people coming in with a lot of interest in our product. I would say that 80% of the people coming through are ready to make a decision.
Ray Formosa, Director | Fencing Solutions
As a first time exhibitor who was somewhat reluctant to exhibit, I am so glad that I was convinced to do it as the show has been fantastic – well exceeded my expectations. Some of the visitors are ready to install now and some in 4-6 months. A real benefit has been the networking with the pool builders and spa companies as in the past I never been able to get through to the owners but being here at the show has allowed me to speak to them face to face which is good for my business. The results have been tenfold to what I expected.
Darren Ettridge, Director | Vogue Pergolas
The show has been surprisingly busy and we could have done with a couple of more sales people on the stand. So far the feedback has been great with plenty of leads. I will definitely be doing the show again as I am also a builder and I can mix in with the pool builders which means we can feed off them and pass work onto each other and this is great for our company
Lisa Kolanovic, Director | Pebble Masters
The show has been great with a lot of interest from visitors to get things down now which give us plenty of work over the winter months in time for next summer.
Jackie Lindgreen, Director | Dreamscapes
The show has been excellent with a lot of enquiries which has kept us very busy. We feel the show was a lot busier this year and definitely will have this show on our calendar each year.
Paula Cowell-Yench, Director | Europe Imports
The show was absolutely fantastic with brilliant leads and all genuine.
Michelle Lorree, Co-Owner & Sales Manager | Splashes Spa World
We had 6 sales people working on the stand who were flat out most of the time. A lot of quotes given out and I would know as I did 50% of those which were all genuine and will give a good result. This year there were more serious buyers than in previous years.
Ali Baygan, Director | PDM Stone
This show was much better this year with most of the visitors being owner/builders and serious buyers who are planning the next 7-8 months so they will come back to our showroom where can discuss at length their requirements. Yes, very pleased with the outcome of this year.
David Abdul, Director | Spa World
The show has been great for us this year and I am very happy with the results, which is good for us - definitely back next year.
Lisa Shanahan, Director | Bondi Lights – Light This Light That
As a first time exhibitor, the show has been great for us and we have been really busy with a lot of interest. As we have only ever done trade shows it has been good to deal with the end user. The networking has also been great. Will definitely be doing the show again.
Damien McMahon, Director | Blue Mountain Solar
The show has been great. The leads we have has covered the cost of the stand so we are happy and should be back next year.
Carl Ager, General Manager | JGID - Co-Exhibitor with Wagtail Cleaning Tools
This is the first time exhibiting at this show and I have been pleased with the numbers and certainly with the trade buyers from our point of view - the show has certainly met our expectations so far. From Wagtail’s point of view there have been a lot of consumers and many leads to follow up.
Terry White, Director | Sydney Shades
The show has been very good with a lot of interest and definitely the right type of visitors to showcase our product. We will definitely be back next year.
Mick Thomas, Director | Bali Oasis
The show has been very productive with the interest being of a high quality. There seems to be more people this year and the setup is a lot better.
Corey Schelb, Director | Pioneer Shade Constructions
We have got pretty good feedback so far and believe we will get quite a few sales out of this. I have a good feeling based on those responses
Stewart Everitt, General Manager | Australiawide Solar
The show has been great and we have had a lot of people coming through with good solid enquiries. People are looking at everything we have got today from solar storage to solar panels. The show really works for us and we will be back next year.