Another Successful 2013 Senior Expo... And getting ready for 2014
Senior Living would like to thank all those who attended our 8th annual Senior Expo on Tuesday March 12th at Pearkes Recreation Centre in Victoria. A steady stream of visitors moved throughout the exhibitors hall, gathering information about activities, products and services - all geared for seniors.
It was an exciting day starting off with the lively music and choreography of the Zumba Gold dancers followed by the Edelweiss accordian club band rolling out the barrel. In keeping with our cultural theme for the event, toe tapping music kept the atmosphere upbeat and lively with performances ranging from the 6 piece Kimbana Marimba band to the celtic Cookeilidh quartet. A special thank you to Sidney Senior Care for their generous sponsorship of the stage. Thank you also to the cultural associations that attended and offered dance performances, music and other activities representative of their ethnic roots.
Over 125 exhibitors attended - from senior groups and charitable organizations, to businesses offering specialized products and services for seniors. Despite a steady rain for most of the day, gate attendance was estimated well over 2,500. Aisles were filled from early morning to closing, with exhibitors describing the flow as steady, providing the opportunity for quality interaction with prospective clients.
In an after-event survey of all exhibitors 86% rated the overall experience as very good to excellent. 88% said they plan to participate in the 2014 Senior Expo.
If you are a business and your target market is seniors, this is the best place to be to network with other businesses and meet customers face to face.
Comments from 2013 Exhibitors.
"It was great to network with other businesses and I really had the opportunity to promote my business with the seniors who showed a lot of interest." - Tina H.
"Excellent. Seemed to be the busiest yet. The music and food was great. Had more leads this year. I was too busy with customers to look around." - Margo M.
"High volume of atttendees = high exposure. Congratulations!" - Jennine C.
"Great traffic and fun to be there." - Chuck P.
"Great event. Good music." - Shelley P.
"Gave us the opportunity to promote our attraction to locals...nice to be able to connect with seniors who do not use the internet or are hesitant to call." - Corrine S.
"Liked the large variety of exhibits. Fear that one day you might need a larger location. It is becoming SO popular." - Val G.
"I was very happy to see the variety of vendors as well as the large attendance." - Patti P.
"The music and entertainment was fantastic. All participants had a very positive vibe. See you next year for an even better event. Good work team!" - Todd
"Liked all aspects of the show. Was very well organized, entertainment was great, show staff were very helpful." - Joyce M.
"It is always good when people come together over a common cause. I salute you for making the effort. It fulfilled all matter of needs. A useful event, but a social event as well. Nice balance." - Sharon M.
CLICK HERE for a short clip of scenes from our 2013 Senior Expo.
Senior Expo 2014
Slap on your cowboy hat, pull on those boots, and come out to our 2014 Senior Expo HoeDown on March 11, 2014 at the Pearkes Recreation Centre. Line dancing, chili cookoff and maybe even some mechanical bull riding... plans are underway to bring you a full filled, entertaining day.
Exhibitor booths will start selling in July 2013 ... If you would like to be put on our waiting list to be contacted, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-877-479-4705 ext 100.
SENIOR GROUPS & CLUBS
Are you a group of seniors that enjoys an active lifestyle (sports, hobbies, travel, etc.)? We want you at our event. Come share your interests with other seniors. Limited number of spaces available. Cost: $TBA. Limited number of spaces available. Applicants will be selected by the organizers on the basis of variety, activity, age and relevance.
Boost your sales and business profile! Senior Living's Senior Expo is an opportunity to market to the rapidly growing senior demographic. We invite you to participate at this one day event and meet our Senior Living readers face to face. If you are looking for a high traffic event to promote your products or services to the largest and fastest growing demographic on Vancouver Island, our Senior Expo offers a great opportunity to meet potential customers. Booths starting at $525.
For more information:
Caroline Weatherhead email@example.com 250.812.8782
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