The London Vet is always a highlight on our calendar. Taking place each year in November and for the last few years at the impressive ExCeL centre in the heart of the docklands area, 2018 saw 150+ hours of lectures from world-class speakers, 450+ leading suppliers and around 5600 vet professionals attend.
This was our fourth consecutive year to return as sponsor of the Exhibitor Lounge and the Exhibitor Welcome Drinks Reception and what a year it was. Veterinary science has experienced great advances over recent years and the speed of change does not look likely to slow down anytime soon! This fact was obvious at the show and while such advances are undoubtedly resulting in great developments for animal welfare and health management, they are also bringing much change to the structure of the industry as a whole, with consequent implications for veterinary professionals and the wider industry network.
For Noble Futures, our decision to sponsor the Exhibitor Lounge is a relatively easy one to make. The Lounge acts not only as a hub for exhibitors to network, to discuss business and hopefully provide the base where new partnerships can develop, it also provides exhibitors with a space to get a little time out from the busy exhibition floor with a coffee and some well-earned snacks and we are proud to facilitate all that. This year the lounge had a slightly different layout, being narrower but longer than in 2017 and within this, we incorporated as many of the suggestions we received from exhibitors last year, including more seating options, more charging points for laptops and phones and a greater choice of snacks and refreshments. We hope that exhibitors found any time spent in the lounge pleasurable and beneficial and we thoroughly enjoyed being host.
Same goes really for the Welcome Drinks Reception! This was the perfect way for exhibitors to wind-down and relax after what was a hugely successful first day at the show and we relish the opportunity to relax and chat with colleagues and clients over a well-earned and perfectly chilled beverage!
So for now, that’s us signed off on London Vet Show 2018. Over the coming weeks we’ll be sending out our feedback survey to exhibitors to the show which (if this includes you) we hope you will return to us with your thoughts on how we can make 2019 even better. And we look forward to welcoming everyone again next year.