The inaugural Australian Construction and Equipment Expo Queensland (ACE QLD 2012) held in Brisbane last week was a success with many exhibitors reporting strong leads. The Expo attracted visitors from the construction, mining, engineering, landscaping, public works, recruitment and training sectors.
“The good quality of visitors on the expo floor and the number of quotes acquired over the three Expo days has certainly made our trek over to Brisbane worthwhile,” Barry Cook, Business Development Manager of WA company Action Mining Services, said.
“We had great feedback from visitors to our stand regarding what we had on display. The AMS 15,000 litre Water Truck that we transported all the way from Perth,valued at $260,000, garnered lots of interest that resulted in a sale during the three day expo as well as many more enquiries.”
Meanwhile Chris Moroz, South Queensland Sales Manager at Komatsu Australia, said the expo enabled the company to get its product range much closer to the market.
“I was quite impressed with the number of good quality leads we received over the three days. We had contractors from the right industries show real genuine interest in our products,” he said.
According to Maureen Ryan, ACE QLD Event Manager, the overall success of the inaugural edition will provide the foundation for future events.
“This expo, in its infancy here in Brisbane, has brought different products and services, applicable to a vast array of industries, together in one place,” she said. “Its success this week shows us that our target market has appreciated the chance to come and discover 'what's new' in their fields and what the future holds in their industry.”