Increasing both income and exhibitor numbers
In 2016 RE Today and NATRE, organisers of Strictly RE approached Danells and Bewley to assist with widening the breath of exhibitors and in particular, NATRE wanted to have all the examination boards represented and also wanted include more faith based groups.
Such was the success of growing the conference exhibition that Danells and Bewley continues to work with RE Today and NATRE on this, their annual flagship event, taking the event from 19 exhibitors in 2017 to over 30 planned stands in 2019.
Strictly RE is the place to have conversations with RE teachers and professionals who are passionate about their subject making it the ideal platform for organisations to showcase resources or products.
For delegates its packed day of learning, for exhibitors we design the event to ensure they make great connections and come away with plenty of leads or contacts.
“We had so many positive conversations and have so many leads to follow up– definitely a worthwhile event!”
Planning starts in each year in early Spring when we look at feedback from exhibitions and design the packages for the following year. We will also look at the key themes for the event and how we can secure organisations to inform and enhance RE teachers subject knowledge.
Developing relationships with exhibitors is key to the success of securing and increasing the number of exhibiting stands; ensuring that organisations get the right exhibition package for their business or charity. This focus on exhibitors needs sees them returning year after year.
The first tranche of sales is usually secured prior to the Summer School holidays and through a mixture of digital and telephone marketing campaigns we continue to secure sales throughout the year.
Each year we've worked with the RE Today and NATRE teams we have sold all the allocated stands and exceed sales targets year on year.