Vertical Flight Expo & Conference – Europe’s largest vertical flight exhibition which lands in Farnborough from 5-7 November – has announced the return of its exceptionally popular networking initiative: Vertical Connect.
Launched at last year’s show, the online business meeting platform will act as both an onsite networking tool and a concierge service, helping attendees make the most of their time at the show by forming valuable and long-lasting business connections. The free initiative returns for the 2019 edition following a remarkably successful launch in 2018; where a total of 545 meetings were confirmed across the three-day event while users rated the quality of their meetings as an average of 4.1 out of 5, with just under half (48%) of all participants rating the experience as five stars.
Celebrated by operators and exhibitors alike, participating operator, Atlas Helicopter said the networking platform was ‘a great success’, while 2018 exhibitor, Airglaze Aviation said it ‘connected the team with the people that mattered.’ Another 2018 exhibitor reported it signed deals of up to $3m through the programme, proving the vital role the initiative plays in aiding business at the show.
Qualified buyers looking to source technology for their missions in oil and gas, HEMS, SAR and agriculture, amongst others, will be invited to take part in the event’s buyer programme. The useful meeting assistant is designed to help buyers meet the most relevant exhibitors, increasing networking opportunities at the show. Exhibitors can also reap huge benefits from the free programme, by more easily securing high-quality business meetings and connecting with key buyers and decision-makers who are perfectly matched to their product offering.
Jonathan Heastie, Energy, Marine and Rotorcraft Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions added:
“We are proud to offer unparalleled industry insight at Vertical Flight Expo, but it’s the premium networking and business opportunities that truly guarantees all our visitors see a return on their investment and return year-after-year. The launch of the Connect programme last year was a huge success and we know for many was a real highlight of the show. It’s important to us that we offer the best experience possible, so we are pleased once again to help facilitate important business opportunities between buyer and suppliers. We encourage all attendees to discover who they might be able to meet at Vertical Flight Expo this November.”
For more information or to register to attend, visit http://www.verticalflightexpo.com