Organisers of next year’s All-Energy show said yesterday that 60% of available space had already been booked or reserved by exhibitors from home and overseas.
The annual event, the UK’s largest renewable-energy exhibition and conference, is being held in Aberdeen on May 19 and 20.
More than 32,000 square feet of space has now gone at the venue, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Event director Jamie Thompson said: “The show is continuing to grow in terms of stature as well as size.”
He said this was borne out not only by the statistics from the 2009 show: 5,500 attended from 60 countries, including 29 inward missions, while more than 380 exhibiting firms took part and there were 250-plus speakers. The event director also highlighted the results of the exhibitor survey.
He said: “Over 80% of exhibitors rated the quality of visitor good or very good; similarly over 80% of them rated the number of visitors as good or very good; and a satisfying 70%-plus of exhibitors found the show good or very good value for money. And, nearly 90% of them said the show was good or very good for meeting their objectives.
“That is certainly quite some achievement, and one of which we are justifiably proud.
“We are equally proud of our early-booking statistics, which see interest from several countries new to All-Energy eager to host pavilions at the 2010 show including France, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Republic of Ireland, as well as group pavilions from Austria, Canada, Denmark, Flanders, and Norway, Scottish regions and Northern Ireland, and individual companies from home and overseas.”