What They Say About SIBEC UK:
"SIBEC UK is an excellent way of meeting the suppliers you want to see in a focused and organised way - an effective use of time and two days very well spent!"
David Beattie, Director of Sports Development, University of Aberdeen
"This year’s SIBEC UK event proved once again to be a success allowing us to showcase our services and build business relationships with key decision makers from a variety of leisure organizations both in a formal and informal environment. As in previous years I am sure the return ratio will be exceptional."
Ivan Stevenson, Director, Debit Finance Collections
"I wouldn’t have found the time to meet any new contractors had I stayed in the office, but in just 36 hours at SIBEC I’ve met nearly 20 and come away with a number of useful ideas."
Stuart Leggett, Operations Director, Slough Community Leisure
"When we were launching Retention Management into the UK health and fitness market everybody told us to attend SIBEC UK. We did and are now recommending the event to others. The signs are that we will achieve a fantastic return on investment with contracts agreed at the event by the decision makers themselves. This event delivers what it says - thank you Mclean events."
Jon Nasta, Managing Director (UK), Retention Management
"I have always found SIBEC UK to be an excellent opportunity to meet with a wide range of suppliers. It provides the chance to establish relationships with suppliers and other buyers as well as keeping up to date with developments in the leisure market. I would highly recommend this event."
Niall Sturrock, Head of Sport and Recreation, University of Strathclyde
"I found the event most useful for meeting new potential clients and will certainly be interested in attending in 2009."
Kevin MacMahon, Business Development, Willmott Dixon
"As a buyer SIBEC UK is a very relevant and efficient use of my time allowing me to established links with new suppliers as well as catching up with existing ones."
Karen Burrell, Head of Marketing, Freedom Leisure
"This event is a great way to get in front of quality buyers and in an efficient time scale – allowing you to maximize your time and resources."
Andrew Davidson, Public Sector Manager, Technogym UK
"SIBEC UK proved to be very useful and productive. Being able to meet nine suppliers from the same sector in two days provided the opportunity to make a direct comparison between the product range and service levels. In addition, I was able to consider a range of potentially beneficial services and products that I was previously unaware of. The whole experience was time well spent indeed"
Chris Jennings, Assistant Director Sport, University of Wales Institute Cardiff
"This was my first SIBEC and I can see why Cybex has consistently attended the event over the years. It was extremely well organized and is an efficient way of meeting a significant number of people in the target sector. I’m confident that it will prove very useful."
Ben Wilde, UK Sales Director, Cybex
"Getting buyers and sellers in one place at one time, at an extremely well organised event, makes the best use of all our time and avoids hours of travel to unproductive meetings."
Barry Hitchcock, Sports Director, University of Surrey
"This was our first SIBEC UK and we found it an interesting, worthwhile and valuable experience. The unique format of having so many suppliers and buyers in one forum, over such a short period of time, promoted honest and legitimate one to one meetings plus the added bonus of social networking. We left the forum with a better understanding of specific sectors in the health and fitness market and an insight in to how we are perceived as a supplier."
Steve Wright, Key Account Director, SCIFIT UK
"SIBEC UK was possibly the most beneficial two days of business out of the office that I can ever remember attending. The meetings were very productive and the free time and breaks allowed for informal meetings which were also beneficial. Some great contacts, excellent attendees and very well organised."
Gem Bonnett, Impressions Fitness Suites Brand Manager, Huntingdonshire District Council
"It was great to be able to personally explain Nordic Walking to a number of key decision makers in two days. It would have taken weeks of contact and many miles of travel to achieve that result without SIBEC UK. "
Gill Stewart, Director , Nordic Walking
"SIBEC UK delivered an excellent mix of meetings for Precor that both introduced potential customers and gave us an opportunity to network with existing clients. The venue was once again second to none – well done to all involved."
Daniel Jones, Senior Sales Consultant, Precor Products
"SIBEC UK was an amazing experience. The amount of information I have collected in one and a half days is incredible. See you again next year."
Lyn Lorentzen, Business/Finance Manager, Southfield School Sports College for Girls
"I recently attended the UK SIBEC event at the Belfry, and must say how successful it was. Virtually every buyer had a live project to discuss, and we had several contacts with buyers who I am sure we would not have met if it was not for our attendance. As value for money, the SIBEC format beats an exhibition hands down."
Gerard McCarthy, MD, Dalesauna
"As a specialist sports college making quality contacts in the leisure industry is invaluable. SIBEC UK gets you in front of the correct people, who offer friendly advice on funding issues and specialist knowledge that is difficult to get elsewhere. I would highly recommend SIBEC. It’s a fantastic way to network and grow your industry knowledge. "
Graeme Lloyd, Sports Complex Manager, Woodlands Specialist Sports College
"Once again SIBEC was a really enjoyable and productive event, the organisation was highly professional and the quality of the meetings of a high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending this event to companies looking to build relationships and grow their business!"
Sarah Watts, Pte / Alliance Leisure
"This event is a must for anyone working in the local authority sector. I came away from SIBEC UK with great ideas and solutions to everyday problems thanks to the meetings with suppliers and networking with colleagues. "
Warren Smyth, Chief Executive, Abbeycroft Leisure
"The event provided an excellent opportunity for buyers and suppliers to meet in comfortable surroundings to discuss mutual interest in their products or services. Although these meant the days were pressurised merely by the amount of contacts made, this proved to be beneficial in terms of cost of purchases and savings to be made. Follow up meeting have been arranged and therefore these become more focused and efficient as there is a joint interest in the product or service. A very hectic, effective and pleasurable two days. "
Roy Cheshire, Deputy Head of Sport & Recreation, University of Brighton
"SIBEC UK 08 was by far the most productive event that I have attended. The mix of suppliers was perfect and has led to many contacts who I will be meeting with over the coming months. Thank you!"
Graham Holmes, Director of Sport & Recreation, University of Kent
"I'd put off attending SIBEC before as I wasn't sure I had enough projects or interest in purchasing equipment. However, this year I had a few real projects under consideration, and the contacts I made at the event will be very useful in bringing these projects to fruition. Surprisingly I also obtained information on new products in the marketplace which I hadn't anticipated, and while I may not be in a position to buy the products this year, I feel much better informed as to what is available and this will definitely inform future purchasing decisions."
Mel Parker, Head of Sport & Recreation, Middlesex University