UK self-service exhibition over for another year

KIOSK LONDON EXPO 2012 drew to a close in London on the 18th October, attracting praise from visitors and exhibitors alike for the quality of this year’s only self- service UK event.


We welcomed visitors from Tesco, Argos, John Lewis, Camelot Group, The Post Office and many more leading UK businesses, the quality of visitors was exceptional and the event is gathering momentum, 721 industry professionals visited the show across the two days.


“We were delighted with the number of solution companies who exhibited at the show and the innovation displayed by British manufacturers. The high calibre of visitors to the show reinforces the interest in self-service throughout the UK market,” commented Jan Back, Event Manager, hf media & events.


One exhibitor commented “Kiosk London 2012 was Box Technologies first self-service industry exhibition in a number of years. We were warmly welcomed in by fellow exhibitors and were greatly impressed by the spirit of innovation and community of practice demonstrated by all. The quality of visitor leads that we received exceeded our expectations and reinforced our belief that being part of this exhibition is imperative to remaining relevant in the industry”, Commented Graeme Laws, Business Development Manager, Box Technologies.


He then added “The importance of this event cannot be stressed enough and we should all be very proud of what we are able to demonstrate at the show. UK/EU manufacturing is fighting to keep its head above water and yet kiosk business in the region is growing. Therefore right now we are in the unique position of showing global leadership through British manufacturing in a growth market. The over riding desire amongst exhibitors was to show the visitors and the global kiosk world that the UK is where self-service innovation is happening.”


This year’s open forum had a focus on ergonomics and usability, with speakers advising the industry on how kiosk manufacturers can improve their designs to make them more accessible for a range of demographics.


There was a particular focus on compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act, with a general consensus that good design for people with disabilities is good design for everyone and that it is preferable to act now to improve the majority of existing design issues than it is to delay action in an effort to make designs perfect for all users.


The success of the event is confirmed by the number of companies that have rebooked their stands for next year.


Next year’s show will build on the successes of this year and is due to take place on the 16th and 17th October 2013 at The Barbican Exhibition Hall, London.


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