Organisers of last week’s Design Show plan to make an international push for next year’s event.
The show, in its second year, attracted more than 4300 visitors to Islington’s Business Design Centre – 1000 more than last year’s exhibition.
Exhibition director Ron Cordeiro of Centaur Exhibitions says although a break down of attendance figures is not yet available, anecdotal evidence suggests the show received more overseas visitors than last year.
Centaur Exhibitions will team up with trade associations such as Design Council equivalents in continental European countries to make use of their direct mail lists, and will work with British Design Initiative and GDR.
“Initially, we will start with mainland Europe – France, Germany, Spain and Italy – and possibly the US,” says Cordeiro. He does not plan specifically to target overseas exhibitors.
Dutch graphics group Una, was again the only overseas consultancy to exhibit.