Veterinary professionals turn out in record numbers at the London Vet Show
Suppliers and manufacturers report robust trading on the exhibition floor
The London Vet Show, held in London’s Olympia on 22nd & 23rd October 2010, is thrilled to announce a record 2,298 delegates attended.
The London Vet Show (LVS), organised by CloserStill Media Healthcare Ltd, was launched in 2009 and earlier this year was honoured with the prestigious Best Launch Event award by the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) where it was praised for the innovative concept and superb event execution.
Now in its second year, the show continues its success attracting a 13% increase on delegate numbers and over 230 exhibiting companies on the trade floor.
The show can attribute its success to the conference programmes written by the Royal Veterinary College which once again proved to be massively popular, delivering over 60 hours of first class certifiable content with leading speakers from around the world.
Jill Maddison, Director of Professional Development at London’s Royal Veterinary College said “It was great to be involved with organising the clinical CPD lecture programme for LVS 2010. All of the lecturers had great fun taking part and were very impressed with the interest, attention and enthusiasm shown by the audience. I was very proud of my team of speakers who all met the brief they were given to deliver practical, relevant CPD containing tips delegates could take home and use immediately in their practices very seriously. Verbal feedback at the show was fantastically positive. The program ranged over many topics of relevance to small animal general practice and the only “negative” feedback I received was that the choice of which lecture to go to was often too hard as what was on offer in each stream was so good – high praise indeed”.
This year Rick LeCouteur from the University of California was one of the leading international speakers who led a detailed presentation on Neurosurgery focused towards the small animal practice, and with over 1,200 delegates per session the atmosphere in the theatres was “buzzing”.
An additional third clinical stream allowed for even more content and other leading speakers throughout the two days included Alex German, Susan North, Danielle Gunn-Moore, Simon Girling and David Church. Lectures covered a wide range of key small animal veterinary areas from obesity to dentistry, from the brain to the gut in cats, dogs, rabbits and even reptiles. The very popular business lecture theatre also ran again with speakers such as Alison Lambert of Onswitch Ltd., Mark Johnstone of Vetstream and Alan Robinson of Vet Focus.
“There is a very good choice of lectures up to a good standard which qualify for CPD”. Verity Wilson, Beechwood Veterinary Centre.
“It’s been excellent, even better than last year and very accessible. Great networking opportunity and very impressed with the exhibition and to see such a wide selection”. James Funnel, Practice Manager, PDSA
“Great value for money, good CPD is hard to find and this is quality”.
Miles Gourdswaard, Vet, Victoria Veterinary Clinic (Bristol)
Also new for 2010 was an expanded exhibitor led workshop programme including the Veterinary Business Booster where delegates accessed one to one advice from top professional services experts in fields of marketing, customer care, HR, finance and strategy; and the Retail Innovations area where the latest consumer pet products were showcased.
The exhibition featured hundreds of new products and services from more than 241 suppliers with some of the biggest names in veterinary including Pfizer, Royal Canin, Hills, Supreme, Novartis, Woodley, IDEXX and Dick White Referrals, new names included Boehringer Ingleheim, Vets Now, Eukenuba, and Janssen Animal Heath.
“We decided to come this year because the feedback we had on last year was it was very strong - it has lived up to expectations.” Tim Newton, Hills
“On the first day we collected the details of over 860 visitors. The layout and timing of the event works well so delegates have time to chat between sessions”. Rob Collier, CPD Solutions.
“We’ve had more people through our stand here than we had at four days of BSAVA. We’ve spent a lot more time with a lot more people. Had a rush before 11:00 then it evened out for the rest of the day”. Derek Morrison, Pfizer Animal Health.
“We are really pleased with the results of the show this year” says Rob Chapman, Show Manager. “Feedback at the event from delegates was really encouraging. We are delighted the event has proved so popular and look forward to continuing to provide high quality and very cost effective clinical CPD and business advice to large numbers of the UK veterinary community”.
The London Vet Show is an annual event that seamlessly blends clinical and commercial insight to support and equip vets, vet practice managers / owners, nurses, and all other veterinary/ healthcare professionals for the challenges ahead.
The London Vet Show will be back on 24th & 25th November 2011 at the Grand Hall, Olympia!
For media information please contact Marketing Manager Alexia Maycock or event information contact Show Manager Rob Chapman on 01926 485 151.
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