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Special sponsorship in place for EMCON 2019

The Engineering and Manufacturing Convention (EMCON) is this year being sponsored by a firm which generated over £170,000 in sales as a direct result of last year’s event.

Engineering and software company, E-Max Systems, has confirmed it will be one of the bronze sponsors for EMCON 2019.

E-Max Systems provides manufacturing ERP software packages for companies across the world and is a big advocate of EMCON, having won several new customers after exhibiting there.

Jason Pritchard, sales director at E-Max Systems, said: “EMCON has been a fantastic platform for us and has helped us generate business worth over £170,000 to the company.

“That, alongside the work we’re hoping to land after exhibiting last year, has helped our business portfolio grow and really has introduced our brand to a significant audience of potential customers.

“It was for that reason that we decided to come on board as a bronze sponsor. The opportunities this offers are of real benefit to us and we feel that increasing our participation in the event underscores our commitment to the show and the value we place on it.”

Based at Redheugh House in Thornaby, E-Max Systems employs 24 people and is planning further growth in 2019.

Ben Gilhespy, operations director of EMN, which organises EMCON, said: “Our event has been a fantastic income generator for E-Max Systems, with the company winning over £170,000 of new business which is a fantastic return on investment.

“The E-Max team are a fantastic example of what can be achieved with the right attitude toward exhibitions. They exhibit a friendliness and professionalism which draws attendees to their stand, the success of which can be clearly seen. E-Max Systems maximise their investment in the day and recognise that interaction with attendees is critical for success.

“Having them return as bronze sponsor really backs up the value they place on our event and for us, they’re the perfect advocate of what our event can do for those businesses that attend.”

This year’s EMCON is being held on Thursday, October 10 at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe. Stadler Rail and Jackson Hogg Recruitment are returning as delivery partners and Business Durham maintains its gold sponsorship status.