This year saw more companies exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe than ever before with over 300 companies converging at the event to show why information security has continued to rise to the top of the corporate agenda. Evidence that Information security is receiving more attention at board level came from the show demographics with 23% of the visitors being at director level up from 18% last year. There were also a lot more people with money to spend, this year 65% had direct purchasing authority compared to 37% last year. Large corporates looking for security solutions were also well represented, as over 33% of visitors were from companies with over 1000 employees, and over 22% from companies that employ over 5000.
Peter Dunkley, Marketing Director, Adhaero Technologies Inc said: "Even with a small stand we were busy throughout the show. We gave over 100 demonstrations of Adhaero Doc alone, and have come away with literally hundreds of qualified contacts."
Ernst Kelting, VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Astaro AG said: "Infosecurity Europe 2003 was a really valuable event for Astaro. We used the event to launch our presence in the UK and France, and were primarily looking for channel partners at the show. We received over 100 partner leads and over 150 end user enquiries, many of which we consider to be very strong leads, and feel that exhibiting at InfoSec was a really worthwhile investment for our European expansion."
Jason Holloway, General Manager UK, F Secure Corporation noted: "Fantastic, we feel that Infosecurity Europe is a vital part of our brand awareness strategy, we have had a high number of good quality leads whilst continuing to grow our presence in the UK. It has also served to grow our channel presence, we have signed up 30 new partners. All in all a fantastic show, it's also always good to catch up on all the industry gossip, it's a great networking opportunity.
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