See how the Wise Owl stand came about at the Public Sector Expo
We attended our first proper exhibition in June 2019, as these pictures attest.

Posted by Andy Brown on 14 August 2019

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Our first proper exhibition!

We finally bit the bullet (and the chequebook) and attended our first proper exhibition in June - the Public Sector Services Expo in the Excel centre in London.  For anyone who has ever wondered what exhibiting at these events involves, you start with an empty hall:

Empty hall

The Excel Centre expo hall before most people had set up their stands.

 

You then add a willing worker or two:

Wise Owl

Sam, in compulsory yellow gilet (he's not protesting, despite appearances).

 

In no time at all, you have a fully-fledged stand:

Wise Owl stand

The final stand, ready to be visited.

 

Not everyone made it - this was one forlorn stand on day two of the exhibition:

Empty stand

I've cropped the company name to preserve anonymity!

 

Jenny, Sam and I enjoyed the exhibition, but footfall was a bit disappointing (everyone kept saying that it was lower than that for previous years).  However, we've definitely caught the exhibition bug - time now to decide where to visit next ...

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