PPE show replaced by new event – Resellex
On the 26th January 2017 Customer Focus announced that the Promotional Products Expo (PPE – Formerly the Trade Only National Show) is to close after the final show in January 2017.
It was further announced that a new event, Resellex (www.resellex.com) would emerge in 2018. At present no firm date or venue has been announced, although it is planned to be held at around the same time next year. The new venue will require a theatre to seat around 600 to 700 people.
Resellex is understood to be a conference open to a variety of industries, not an exhibition. It was announced that an investment of around £500k is to be made in the speaker programme, which will feature market leading resellers, and from other areas such as social media, customer service and finance.
At the same time Channl was announced (www.channl.com). This new service will make free websites available to distributors and other industry sectors. The websites will contain a set range of products from a small number of suppliers, and feature personalisation tools, online payments and click to ship technology.
Customer Focus is part of Altitude Group PLC.
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