A battery technology show which has moved from London to the Midlands has set record-breaking figures.
The Battery Technology Show, which was co–located with The Future of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Conference, doubled its exhibitor numbers to over 60 when the two-day show was staged at Ricoh Arena in Coventry in October 2019.
Visitors to the show increased to over 1,000 which was a 30 per cent increase compared to last year when it was held at the ExCeL London. Five major new sponsors were also secured.
The event ran two conferences involving 70 speakers, and visitors had the opportunity to see the latest products, technologies and innovations in batteries and the growing market for electric vehicles.
John Weir, Event Director of organisers Evolve Media Group, said the decision to re-locate to Ricoh Arena had been extremely beneficial.
He said: “The UK is at the forefront of innovation, research and engineering in the next generation of battery technology.
“Companies like Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan are investing millions in the production of electric vehicles and the Midlands will again become the powerhouse of UK car manufacturing.
“It is an exciting time to have relocated the show to the heart of the UK’s automotive and manufacturing base and we were delighted with the response from visitors and exhibitors.”
Stuart Cain, Chief Executive (Venue) at Wasps Group, said Ricoh Arena was helping the organisers of shows in a wide variety of sectors to reach new audiences.
“Battery technology is a growing industry and Coventry’s location at the heart of automotive and engineering excellence means Ricoh Arena is perfectly placed to attract people involved in the sector,” he said.
“It is the first time we have hosted the Battery Technology Show and our Events team worked closely with the organisers to ensure the two action-packed days went smoothly.
“To have increased visitors and exhibitor numbers so significantly is a great endorsement for their show as well as our mix of 6,000-square-metre event space, central UK location with our on-site hotel and experienced events team.
“We are constantly investing in our facilities and we have everything in place to help the show grow again next year.”
The Evolve Media Group has over 30 years of experience in running technology events in the UK, Europe and North America. Our market leading shows include The Wearable Technology Show & Digital Health Technology Show attract 6,000 visitors annually, and have seen steady growth since launch.
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