DATE: 17th March 2016
DELEGATES: 500 delegates, 3 course meal and drinks
SPACE USED: Foyer and Vox 3, 4 & 5
ABOUT THE CLIENT
The European Flexographic Industry Association is the trade association for the Flexographic industry headquartered in the U.K. The EFIA represent the entire flexographic supply chain from designer to printer and industry suppliers through to brand owners and retailers.
To provide a top quality banquet and awards evening encompassing a professional and inspiring environment for the EFIA to honour the quality, innovation and excellence within the print industry.
THE CLIENT NEEDS
Location was a key decision making factor for the client, along with a venue that reflects their event objectives. “We wanted a professional, inspiring environment with excellent catering and bar service,” explains EFIA Managing Director Jo Stephenson. “The ease of access, convenient location and excellent facilities were all a bonus. With an audience of 500, the number of good venues available in the UK diminishes and with attendees ranging from North to South, having a convenient central location was particularly attractive and the Vox proved to be the right choice. Year after year we’ve tried to make our ‘Best in Show’ Award the highlight of focus of the evening and never succeeded but it did at The Vox. The timing and execution of laser lights, music, AV all worked perfectly and we got the result we wanted. The drinks reception in the large foyer area overlooking the lake was also fantastic. So many times we are crammed into a smaller space than we would ideally like and this time we had space and chance to network and welcome our members.”
“We wanted to work with a team that really understood what we were trying to achieve in the evening, an event that wowed our guests but for more than just the way the venue looked” states Stephenson, “The service from the word go was second to none. The Vox team were a delight. Helpful, professional, friendly, relaxed and generally entirely focussed on our needs. “We would recommend the venue and the staff wholeheartedly because of the professional approach and confidence they exuded. We found the Vox staff incredibly professional and hands on at all times to be honest we didn’t have any major challenges that were not anticipated. Nothing was too much trouble.”
Following the success of the event EFIA have rebooked for the 2017 award. Debbie Waldron-Hoines, EFIA UK Ltd Executive Director, said, “We were absolutely delighted with the location and interior design of the facility, with ample space for our drinks reception in the foyer, as well as dinner for 500 guests. The food, service and environment were outstanding.” “The Vox staff were a pleasure to work with. We were not made to feel like ‘just another event’ at the site which is what we see at many conference facilities and nothing was too much trouble. The staff were friendly, professional and helpful at all times. The feedback we have had on the evening has been tremendous with members and suppliers all wanting the Association to return in 2017.” “Well done to the Vox team for outstanding customer service and support. We will be back!”
Read more about the awards here