"ECRM sessions are perfect for us because in the same place we can meet our current partners to check-in as well as connect with new potential accounts. Not only do the meetings offer insight, but the sessions are a great place for us to learn more about what’s trending and what’s coming up in the market. We learn a lot from our session attendances because we can survey our buyers all in one place, as well as learn from our peers."
David Slagle, Designer Protein, LLC
"We're very happy with the success of this session. Approximately 80 percent to 85 percent of the meetings were valuable leads to grow our business. It's definitely necessary to use these types of sessions to broaden the relationships and express our products in a way that differentiates us from the other hundred Mexican-style salsas on the market -- face to face meetings help us to accomplish that."
Griffin Hussong
Imperio Salsa LLC
"The format is a lot more respectful to suppliers’ time and efforts. Instead of trying to catch a retailer as they are speeding by your booth at a trade show, ECRM brings them right to you for a private, pre-scheduled meeting. It’s much less stressful. ECRM is a great way for emerging suppliers to grow their business, and I would recommend to any supplier looking to get into retail and foodservice. ECRM sets you up for success!"
Leah Caplanis
SOCIAL Sparkling Wine
"ECRM events are always a success. We have attended numerous events and we always come away with many new customers and contracts. The events are very well organized and the iPad App is awesome. The information from the meetings is all saved to one location making it easy to identify follow ups."
Alissa Trinei
Manzana Products Co.
"I have been to a lot of shows in 35 years – this is the first time I have ever done ECRM. It is safe to say we will be scheduling ECRM and back Annually to do this Trade Show Event. The format is so much better than the other Conventions/Food Shows and opened the doors to TONS of New Business for the Company."
David Horvath
Dr. Praeger's
"I was WOWED by the teamwork, discipline, knowledge, and courtesy that the ECRM team provided. I use the word team because this is exactly what they were. Their interaction amongst each other was fluid, and flawless. It never seemed that there was one person in charge, because it seemed like they didn’t even need it, everyone knew their roles and each executed them. It is especially impressive, because much of team is young. They have a culture that allows their team to take ownership, and responsibility. In addition to the wonderful staff, from the travel arrangements to the shuttle service back and forth, to the hotel, and even the store bus tour, everything went on schedule and was hassle free. The Apple iPads were of great use, and very innovated. The evening entertainment was fun, inclusive and interactive. On the business end, after all that is what we are there for, I definitely learned a lot, and I am certain that we will have some fruitful business ventures in coming months, with the vendors that were there."
Antonio Acosta
Kings Food Markets