On October 13 and 14 2021, the Quirks Event finally took place in London. We asked our Senior Sales Manager, Faraz Zamyadi, about his experience:
After 18 months of pandemic related frustration, a small contingent or our London team had the opportunity to experience a face-to-face trade show for the first time since Lockdown #1 and were delighted to attend the London Quirks 2021 event, to meet and mingle with industry friends and colleagues.
Irena Hempel (VP Sales UK) and I would typically be speaking with clients at a respondi booth but as respondi decided against having a stand this year, we grasped the opportunity to visit and see things from a client perspective!
It was great to attend the insightful presentations and it was intriguing to hear about topics such as post-pandemic behaviours, through to brands navigating Covid and preferences towards how people like to view insights; dashboards or otherwise.
We made some interesting network connections and after taking the opportunity to have lunch with industry friends, we closed the day with a toast amongst all who remained.
You could sense that for some that whilst capacity was far from 100%, this event was the ‘dipping their toes in water’ moment they’ve been waiting for, and it was greatly encouraging to see activity both at stands and at presentations. With Quirks returning to London in May 2022, I’m sure they’ll hope to make a splash with respondi in attendance once more.