BULKEX16 – organised by CJAM on behalf of the Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) – took place at Harrogate International Centre on 5 and 6 October. The exhibition and conference has been hailed a ‘great success’, with more than 250 experts from the UK’s bulk materials handling industry attending.
CJAM co-ordinated every aspect of BULKEX16, from arranging the venue and line-up of key speakers to promoting the event and selling exhibition stands.
Speakers included leading figures from HS2, Peel Ports Group, Aggregate Industries, Graham Construction and The Bristol Port Company among others. All of the presentations were well attended and described by attendees as being ‘a key highlight’ of the two days.
CJAM’s events team worked tirelessly to sell over 30 exhibition stands to major suppliers of bulk handling equipment and services across the UK. Exhibitors included industry leaders Flexco, Kingfisher, Siemens and ProSpare, who showcased their latest products and services.
For the first time this year, CJAM launched the MHEA’s Excellence Awards, created to celebrate the talent and creativity within the association. The gala awards dinner and awards ceremony took place at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, where the winners were announced – all arrangements put in place and implemented by the CJAM team.
Other initiatives for BULKEX16 included:
- Enlisting 15 media partners to support and promote the event
- Publishing an events programme
- A social media campaign
- Website copy and updates
- PR and publicity, all negotiated free of charge
- Regular e-newsletters and announcements
- Managing on-line registration.
Speaking on the success of the event, CJAM Managing Director Christine Joyce said: “It was clear from the number of key industry figures and exhibitors at BULKEX16, that this is a well- regarded exhibition and fulfilled expectations. We received excellent feedback from everyone who attended, with many commenting on the quality of our speakers and potential business leads.”
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