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Topic # 151358 22-Aug-2014 17:51
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Who went to the Wellington Roadshow?

Is it just me or was it a lot smaller and more low key this year. HP stand was the only reasonably sized one. The number of visitors also seemed lighter than previous years.

Is this a sign of uncertainty in the sector?




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I went to the Auckland Roadshow on Tuesday and it was smaller than previous events also. 




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  Reply # 1113669 22-Aug-2014 19:20
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My wife who has been to many of these over the years, she felt the same. She also felt there was a flat atmosphere this year.




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  Reply # 1113671 22-Aug-2014 19:22
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KiwiNZ: My wife who has been to many of these over the years, she felt the same. She also felt there was a flat atmosphere this year.


Due to the vendors or the organisation of the event from Ingram's part?



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She felt the stands were lacking energy, the HP stand was good, the Vespas looked cool but the stands just lacked energy and numbers were down. Two notable absences were Acer and Samsung.




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  Reply # 1113680 22-Aug-2014 19:44
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Visited today... Nice to be recognised by the folks, but as you said a lot smaller than previous years.






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Didn't see you there. Did you get a remote controlled ball? Would have a great GZ give away😃




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  Reply # 1113711 22-Aug-2014 20:39
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I didn't spend 45 minutes there. AntoniosK was there too (he's the one who reminded me).

I have a remote control Sphero here... Got one a few months back for my review.






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KiwiNZ: She felt the stands were lacking energy, the HP stand was good, the Vespas looked cool but the stands just lacked energy and numbers were down. Two notable absences were Acer and Samsung.


Acer Is thru Synnex not IM

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  Reply # 1114536 24-Aug-2014 13:44
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And Dove.




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  Reply # 1114551 24-Aug-2014 14:10
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So what would you guys like to see there next year?

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  Reply # 1114565 24-Aug-2014 14:35
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Maybe a sign of the times with nothing much revolutionary coming out. Also with YouTube videos etc, people can find out more via videos and websites, and do it in their own time.

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  Reply # 1114814 24-Aug-2014 21:47
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insane: So what would you guys like to see there next year?


MY name on the screen winning a cool prize? wink




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  Reply # 1114924 25-Aug-2014 08:27
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I am heading to the CHCH one today so will see how its goes.

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I also thought it was a lot smaller this year and I've noticed it declining for the last couple of years.

Many of the vendors don't seem to be putting in as much effort.  There were several stands that consisted of just one person and a banner and a few brochures on a table.

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  Reply # 1115203 25-Aug-2014 14:48
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I went to the one in Chch and spent 20-25 mins there before leaving. Found the amount of information available and stands average. I asked one stand for a brochure on a product and was told they don't have brochures as they were being Green and that I can find all of the information online. 

On another stand the guy demoing the product admitted that today was the first time he had seen and used the product....

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