And from here, we have actually booked a lot of meetings and follow-up demonstrations, which is fantastic.
The calibre of delegates here is quite impressive indeed.
We find these events are very well organised, providing an excellent forum for us to meet and communicate with key individuals from across the sector.
I have never been to a conference like this where there are so many senior people in the room at any one time and you have such an opportunity to network, ultimately leading to people that open the door and introduce you to other gatekeepers in the organisation.
The first hour [of speed networking] in particular was full of energy and full of buzz; it was very exciting.
A lot of senior directors, CEOs and precisely the types of people we are looking to have conversations with to make those enterprise-wise investments.
Other conferences I've been to - not just in the UK but across the US and Europe - are much more formulaic, whereas here it is much more about proactively integrating the delegates with the vendors.
From the moment I arrived throughout the day, I don't think I've ever attended a conference where the timing and movement between sessions was quite as well managed as I've encountered at this particular event. The discussions with the vendors in those 'speed dating' sessions, as they are branded, was actually the best approach to this that I think I have ever experienced at a conference.
Extremely helpful, snappy to the point and you weren't spending a lot of time with people who were looking to sell you products you weren't really interested in.The event was very productive for O2 UK and provided us the opportunity to inform the attendees about our latest strategic proposition, Joined up Business.The event itself was very well run and the quality of attendees was excellent. I think that because of the way the forum is structured, that momentum keeps going and it keeps your interest all day long.We have done things like the speed networking where I've had lots of very short sessions with them and that's given me a lot of ideas for companies that I’d like to follow some issues up with.I’ve made lots of contacts already without spending too much time in the process of doing it.It is not a venue I had come across before but it is excellent in terms of the facilities that are available.