Car Wash Association

2011

The first ForecourtEXPO took place on the 9th June 2011 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.

The event was developed in consultation with retailers and suppliers and proved to be a huge success.

The event offered:

  • An exhibition; where forecourt suppliers could discuss their products and services in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
  • Speed meetings; an opportunity to discuss business with exhibitors might not previously have considered as a business partner.
  • Industry led discussions; from BP to the CWA, industry leaders gave informative talks regarding their areas of the business and answered questions.
  • A sumptuous Gala dinner with delicious Asian food, music and dancing.

What they said about ForecourtEXPO 2011

"I for one really enjoyed the show and would gladly come back next year as your Ice Cream supplier." Andy Newman, National Account Manager, R&R Ice Cream UK Limited

"It worked very well for us and I was glad to hear that it will be happening again next year." Ian Rose, Relationship Manager, Network & Third Parties - Keyfuels

"Overall it was a useful day in a relaxed atmosphere - the organisers can be proud of themselves for seeing such success in their first year and not just following that standard event blueprint - I look forward to hearing more about next years event in due course." Chris Otto, Buyer - Car Care, Winter Fuels, Forecourt Associated Services, The Co-operative Group

"Congratulations on your success in hosting an excellent event. The venue, format (with one comment in the feedback survey) and dinner were all First class." Paul Jervis, Director, Chase Petroleum

"Wow, that's what I call an Expo. From start to finish the day was fully packed and to meet so many new customers in one day was outstanding. During the business speed meeting selection I had all my meetings planned for me and to speak directly to new customers on a one to one basis would have taken me a number of months to arrange - not at Forecourt Expo. The outcome from my business speed meeting generated new customers for me to work with. The whole day was an outstanding level to a very high level from start to finish and to be told this was Asiffa's first event for ForecourtExpo, I must say that she has demonstrated a new level to the forecourt industry, can't wait for next year." Rohit Manani, National Account Manager, IAWS FOODS UK

"Congratulations on the Forecourt Expo. My colleague and I really enjoyed it and found it very productive. The 'speed meetings' were really good and it was good to meet retailers who were keen to work with suppliers." Jennifer McLaughlin. National Account Manager, Kepak Convenience Foods

"The EXPO was superb, both Steve and myself had a great day and evening/morning and met some really nice people. The evening was fantastic and must have involved a huge amount of work to pull it together. We were very pleased to be able to support this EXPO and wish you success with the next one (don't forget to invite us)." Simon Wagstaffe, Managing Director, Shopmate Ltd.

"Just a quick email to say thanks for organising such a great event. From what people were telling me, it was very well received by both the suppliers and retailers. I have also made some new contacts and had a very nice evening." Peter Nicholas CEnv MRICS, Senior Associate - Motor Trade and Roadside, Rapleys LLP