So the 8th of April has been and gone, and the new and improved Suppliers Easter Fair 2014 (previously known as the Suppliers Exhibition) was a great success.
The suppliers and departments in attendance had the chance to develop their contacts and relationships with University staff and try some of the delicious catering on offer from the Deli(very) team and also see first-hand what the MEETinLEEDS team can offer as part of an Event Managed Exhibition.
This year we gave the event a facelift: the Suppliers Easter Fair included Fairtrade & Farmers Market style stalls giving attendees the opportunity pick up a few Easter treats while networking with existing and new suppliers.
Head of Environmental Sustainability, Louise Ellis, kicked us off on the day and then it was over to me and the rest of the MEETinLEEDS team to hand out Fairtrade Choc- Affair Easter lollies to the first 200 arrivals. Over 500 people attended the event and generated a fun and relaxed atmosphere, which was added to by the attendance of many Post-Graduate students, who will be the future faces of the University and also procurers of goods and services.
Feedback from external companies has been excellent; we have had many emails from the suppliers containing many kind words, and have even secured 10 bookings for next year!
A massive thank you to everyone who got involved and roll on next year, where we anticipate an even higher number of people through the door!
If you would like to hold an Exhibition at the University of Leeds or would like to attend the Suppliers Easter Fair 2015 please contact the MEETinLEEDS team on 0113 343 6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org