Last Monday and Tuesday (1st and 2nd of December) the very first EcommerceXpo was organized in Kortrijk Xpo. Of course PHPro was there with a booth to discuss with our existing and potential e-commerce customers. Right from the start om Monday, a huge crowd was waiting at 2PM for the fair to open. From that moment on till late in the evening, people were constantly addressing us with their questions concernig the technical development of their e-commerce platforms. Most of them were very well informed and prepaired upfront and were coming to us with very relevant questions. In our opinion it was a very qualitative crowd.
The fair also received Belgian politicians such as Alexander De Croo and Vincent Van Quickenborne as well as Karel van Eetvelt, Unizo chairman. All of theme have lectured about the growing importance and the side-effects of e-commerce in Belgium and surrounding countries.
Our own Pieter Caluwaerts(e-commerce consultant at PHPro) also filled a room with people who attended his session to introduce the very popular e-commerce platform Magento, which is one of the expert areas of PHPro.
His session certainly influenced the visitors at our booth inquiring about the ins and outs of our services.
Besides this, facts like free catering all day long and not having to bother about a free WIFI connection certainly are extra added values for this fair.
To conclude, we were impressed about this first EcommerceXpo and will most likely participate again next year.