The arrival of daffodils, snow drops and extreme weather, courtesy of storm Freya, can only mean one thing – yes, the return of spring eWorld! And if spring’s all about new life and new beginnings, last week’s eworld hit the spot beautifully. Breaking away from Westminster’s QE11 Centre for the first time in 7 years, the event moved to the Grand Connaught rooms. I don’t know if it was the sweeping staircase or the beautiful high ceiling, but the room was alive with energy. A good move. And from speaking to attendees and exhibitors, it seems everyone agreed.

The free to attend event for procurement, supply chain and finance executives always pulls a good crowd, and there looked to be about 300 attendees or thereabouts. A good smattering of exhibitors too, Proactis as the headline sponsor again and some other regulars like Wax Digital, SAP Ariba and Tradeshift as well as relative newcomers to the event, like Mercateo and Ivalua as well as some I’d not heard of before, like LIGHTest.

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