June 2017 

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 REACHING FOR THE STARS

“It just takes one, Greg,” CNC Direct’s David Thumath told me, at 2.30pm on day 1 of SouthMach17 in Christchurch.

He’s done a few shows. He’s right.

He was referring to the show’s cost to him; one sale or lead to a sale enough to cover most expenses.

His comments had come after we’d ‘guestimated’ show numbers to that point, based off how many Engineering News’ showbags had been handed out – virtually everyone had one so it was a better than average poll.

Attendees were also of better than average ‘quality’ too for the suppliers who spent the dough to show them face-to-face what they had on offer, and ways they could help to improve engineering, manufacturing, processing – and more – businesses.

Their success(es) are still to be measured as the days and weeks pass, with the show sometimes leading to sales well after the break down has been done. Read more