Peter Wallace, managing director of AstralPool Australia, the show’s platinum sponsor, says he was just blown away by the quality of the stands and the presentation of the show.

“When you stand back it looks like an American or a European trade exhibition,” he says.

“I don’t know what it is, whether it’s the building and the venue, but certainly the major exhibitors and even the smaller ones have spent a lot of money on their stands. It looks good, it’s professional and I think the best thing for all of us is that there have been plenty of customers through. I’m really happy with it. And I think having a show every second year really works, because there’s enough of interest to drag the customers in.”

There were more exhibitors and more visitors than ever before