"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
David Simnick
SoapBox Soaps
"I have been attending the ECRM branded pharmacy event for several years. It is a great way to start the year, get feedback from our customers, develop opportunities for the coming year, and update customers on what is going on at Eisai. These meetings have always been well organized, well attended, and timely. The individuals I have dealt with at ECRM are dependable, professional, and friendly. I would highly recommend this meeting to anyone who is customer focused in the pharmaceutical industry."
Sean Spears
Eisai Inc.
Brian Flach
Azur Global Nutrition, LLC
"The show might seem costly, but it saves us a great deal of money and time. If I had conducted these meetings on an individual basis it would have cost us ten times the amount spent. We meet with decision makers and the most knowledgeable people in the industry. Each time we attend an ECRM conference we gain more knowledge and become partners with our customers. We have come to rely on ECRM as our partner for instituting new ideas and concepts. The whole experience is wonderful. From the beautiful accommodations to the world class food. Our success and growth is directly tied to ECRM."
Russ Bongiorno
Fuji Batteries
"I was looking to drive business in alternative channels outside of independent pet stores using our multi-brand strategy. All of my expectations were met or exceeded. I expected for the meetings to be the right length for a quick elevator pitch on our company and products with some time to see if we could meet the needs of the prospective customers. The setting, the people, the process, the venue, the customers were all outstanding. All buyers at the session were legitimately interested and exploring new lines incorporate into their assortment line ups. No telling how long it would have taken to set up and attend that many meetings if I did it on my own."
Joe Wallington
Jones Naturals, 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
"We use ECRM as an opportunity to meet with as many retailers as possible to ensure our fine products are made available to customers at retailers across all classes of trade in the U.S. Covering both everyday and Seasonal business. It is a great forum for planning with our business partners and customers."
Paul Minger
Haribo Of America Inc
"We thoroughly enjoyed meeting with prospective suppliers all under one roof. This reduces time and costs for everyone involved. The ECRM organizers did a wonderful job of planning and executing the EPPS session."
Jason Mascaritolo
Kao Brands Company
"I found the ECRM event extremely beneficial. It came at a time that our company is expanding our business into some new markets that we have very little experience with. Engaging with the supplier companies actually helped tremendously with my vision for growing next year and the years to follow and after explaining (quickly) to each company what I needed, I could see the excitement build for them as well to be part of that growth. Each meeting set up for me was useful in one way or another even if it does not result in a purchase. I could always scan through Alibaba or other online resources for contract manufacturing and have done so in the past. Usually it’s a crap shoot that doesn’t go anywhere. Having the structure set to meet quality suppliers over the course of 3 days definitely makes it easier on me as a purchaser. I discovered products I hadn’t thought about adding to our line that I am absolutely considering now and as the follow up from the show begins, I couldn’t be more happy to get things going."
Mac McCloskey
HeadBlade, Inc
"ECRM’s Contract Manufacturing and Packaging program was a great experience! We have done a lot of tradeshows, and this is much more efficient than anything we’ve previously done. The quality of vendors is excellent. Having been on other side of the table, we know what it takes to interest people and these meetings have been an exceptional use of our limited time out of the office. ECRM is fantastic."
Andre Beauregard
Canus Vermont LLC
"I found the ECRM show to be a unique experience and beneficial to meet with many suppliers in a short period of time and to network and explore potential opportunities. There were several suppliers that have good potential to participate in upcoming program bids which could lead to an award of business."
Kristin Kavulic
Mary Kay Inc.
"ECRM delivers the best ROI for both Time and Expense. We typically attend 8-11 shows per year and meet with many new buyers. Traditional trade shows are still an important part of our product exposure to the market, however ECRM is where the rubber hits the road. Whether it’s a new introduction or an opportunity to reconnect with an existing buyer, ECRM events provide the best setting for getting business done. The iPad technology really sets ECRM apart from the others. The quick meeting recap feature and attachable product sheets preloaded into the iPads, makes the meeting summary and follow-up a breeze. The ECRM Account Managers ensure your best impression is made with your buyers by providing input and direction for your best show results possible. I recommend ECRM for anyone interested in a quality buyer engagement and the best chance for new business, or to grow your existing assortment."
Steve Knights
Northern Response (International) Ltd.