October 16, 2017
The fifty-six exhibitors participating at FireNZ 2017 were pretty well set up by end of day one on Wednesday 11th October and looking forward to a further two days of networking, proposing and presenting products and services to colleagues as well as current and prosepctive clients at the Show.
At the RyanFire Products stand, director Paul Ryan said he looks forward to the Conference and Exhibition. “It’s obviously the most specific event to our industry and it’s a great opportunity to network, build brand awareness and of course make sales. People come to our stand to chat. Some say ‘we’ve heard of you and have been meaning to talk’. Because we do so much business online, it’s a great to put faces to names.”
With Jonathan Hooper at Hydroflow Distributors’ stand was Jack Carbone, all the way from Pennsylvania, world headquarters for Victaulic. This was Jack’s third trip to New Zealand for Victaulic, supporting the sales and marketing effort. Jack said, “we always have something new to bring to show, this is really important.”
This writer was the first to sign up at Bensan Distribution to win a new iPhone. Sales and technical support, Kevin Roughead said this was their third year at the the Exhibition and this year they were launching their new fully approved Protec system.
Pertronic Industries sales and marketing manager, Rob Fenton, endorsed Paul Ryan’s comments. “It’s a really important industry function,” he said. “It’s about waving flags and promoting – brand awareness for our companies and sales opportunities for our products.”
FireNZ 2007 provided us a platform to get updates on all facets of the fire engineering industry. The presentations were informative and inspiring. It was also a fantastic opportunity to network with others in the industry. – Mona Liu, Origin Fire
The highlight of FireNZ 2017 was being able to Immerse myself in the talks and thoughts of experts in fire engineering across the country and from around the world. This platform provides not only the well-prepared presentation, but also face-to-face communication. Presentations initially provide a good chance to learn, face-to-face chats provide in-depth ways to understand the design concept of the high-quality work. – Dr Alex Zhu, Origin Fire