A Day in the life of MDS Sales and Marketing Director

MDS are the UK distributors for CEIA Metal Detectors focusing on Food, Pharma and Textiles. CEIA are world leaders in metal detection and attend events world-wide. MDS attend many of these events as the UK CEIA distributor, this enables potential clients as well as those we currently work with to meet with the right person. Next week CEIA will be exhibiting at the ACHEMA Show (link), Frankfurt.  Dave, MDS Sales and Marketing Director, will be attending three days at the exhibition to meet with clients, this is also an excellent opportunity to catch up with the CEIA team, as well as other representatives from around Europe about any new product launches that are planned, and any other industry news.

6 am – Dave is flying out of Manchester on the 9 am flight into Frankfurt, so he gets to the airport early to make sure he has time to get through some emails and have breakfast before the flight, exhibitions are always really busy and he might not get to his emails again until this evening.

12 pm – After landing in Frankfurt, Dave grabs his luggage and heads straight over to the show at Frankfurt am Main, CEIA are on stand F96, Hall 3.

1 pm – The CEIA team and all of the other representatives who are there have a quick meeting together, this will highlight any new developments and pass over any leads from earlier in the week to those who have just arrived. They’ll go into more detail later this evening over dinner.

6 pm – The show is over for today, ACHEMA is one of the largest shows we attend and is usually very busy with all sorts of people from the process industry. There will have been a lot of people to speak with, Dave tends to spend his time at shows between pre-arranged meetings and speaking with people who come to the stand. He will also spend some of his time going over to other Companies Stands or customers to meet with their team who might not get chance to leave the stand during the show, as well as having a look at the competition and what technology might be coming up.

7 pm – Dave grabbed a lift back to the hotel with some of the CEIA staff which is an ideal time to have a catch up, with it being such a big show it can take up to an hour to get out of the car park. Luckily, the hotel isn’t too far away. Dinner isn’t booked until later so there’s time to catch up on emails and make a few calls before showering and heading to dinner.

8.00 – All of the people who were on the stand tend to go out for dinner together, this would be CEIA staff and other European representatives. It’s a much more relaxed atmosphere and it really gives everyone chance to discuss any topics such as new developments or promotions that have happened since they last got together.

11 pm – It’s been a long day and it’s an early start again tomorrow before a day a full day at the show. Dave heads back to his hotel room and catches up on emails and orders before retiring to bed.