There were a large number of businesses exhibiting and there was a buzz around the different booths. I went out of interest and to meet up with a friend. As it turned out I met quite a few interesting people and although the last part of my visit involved sitting in a comfy chair I still managed to talk to lots of people.
I didn’t partake in the speed networking as I’m not sure it’s very helpful for building any sort of relationship. Having said that I know networking experts who believe that speed networking can be a good start to a relationship!
At The Hilton
The Hilton hotel has been the venue for this event for several years and seems to work well.
Real Radio XS
One of the interesting things this time was the presence of a Radio station (Real Radio XS). Interesting because they play Classic Rock, my era! And also interesting because their advertising packages seem pretty reasonable. Obviously at the moment I don’t know their demographic or listening numbers. However, they had a good sales crew there and what they said was pretty attractive.
I also was intrigued to find a production team from Label 1 that put programmes on ITV there too. Their remit is “The Interview”. They want to find local (Greater Manchester) employers who are recruiting and who are willing to have the interview lead-up, interview and presumably post interview recorded. As a passionate recruiter of IT and superstar sales people I can’t wait to see the programme. Mind you the little tricks employers use to sort the wheat from the chaff will be exposed!