Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) - the leading professional organization for industrial surface finishing– has announced a strong positive response to early exhibit registrations for its 2014 SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Tradeshow & Conference to be held June 9-11, 2014 in Cleveland, OH.
The popular annual event has continued to grow throughout the past 3 years due to its strategic “industry focus” and powerhouse session line-up featuring leading speakers who present on topics such as business, industry, and late breaking regulatory issues impacting the industry.
Studies reported by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) have reported that fewer sales calls are needed to close a sale with tradeshow leads due to the impact of face-to-face visits with staff at an exhibition. Surveys have proven that the average cost of identifying a prospect through means other than a tradeshow is more costly. Meeting prospective customers at an exhibition versus in the field, saves a company up to $347 per lead when compared to companies who do not exhibit at industry shows.
“We certainly agree with that study after seeing the positive response to SUR/FIN,” stated conference chairman Waasy Boddison, of American Plating Power. “NASF has remained focused on its mission for the conference and works hard to generate the highest quality exhibitors and speakers for the show. This has proven to drive a higher quality of conference attendee and higher leads rates for exhibitors. Close to 200 exhibit spaces have been sold already, so we’re well on track for another successful conference,” stated Boddison.
Exhibit registration for NASF’s 2014 SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Tradeshow & Conference are currently underway. Exhibit information can be obtained by visiting NASFsurfin.com or by contacting info(at)nasfsurfin(dot)com or 302-436-5616.
About NASF’s SUR/FIN
Now celebrating its 96th annual conference, SUR/FIN is provided by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) and is the global surface finishing industry’s premier event featuring industry professionals from around the world. The three day event welcomes an exchange of ideas and experiences while offering a robust, highly respected speaker conference program that delivers solutions to surface finishing and manufacturing challenges.