As advanced registrations by visitors grow at a rate of more than 100 a day just over a month from the opening day of The FIT Show (16th-18th April 2013) a fascinating geographical profile grows that proves the national status of the event.
From more than 3,600 visitors registered by early March analysis shows that visitors are attending from all parts of the UK, with a proportionately large number of visitors intending to travel from the South East. In addition to the UK figures more than 200 overseas visitors have registered with a large proportion of these hailing from Ireland.
South East – 28.4%
Midlands – 25.2%
North West – 14.1%
South West – 11.8%
North East – 11.3%
Wales – 5.9%
Scotland – 1.8%
Northern Ireland – 1%
The FIT Show’s Matthew Glover says that the statistics are roughly in line with other national, centrally-based events: “The key thing about the pre-registered visitor statistics is that they are unremarkable, quite normal and to a large degree reflecting regional population breakdowns and visitor patterns. For example, it would appear that whilst the Midlands is important for the broader location of the venue, the precise location is not.
“More to the point is that visitors are registering in advance at a rate of more than 100 a day, obviously peaking according to key breaking marketing initiatives and growing significantly as we approach the event. In a sector that has previously been regarded as somewhat ‘technophobic’ we have found the opposite: that the UK window, door and conservatory industry is as advanced as any when it comes to use of the Internet. We still expect the bulk of our visitors to turn up and register on the day however, despite the very encouraging pre-registrations.”
The FIT Show is being held at The International Centre Telford from 16th to 18th April 2013. More information on the seminars and how to register to beat the queues can be found at www.fitshow.co.uk.