Thank you everyone who turned up at the Expo.
It was the first one organised by the ATA EV Group Melbourne (are you a member? why not? we don't bite....only on request).
As the Convenor of the group I'd like to thank the Secretary (my partner, CEO of REV-Bikes and workaholic) for being the centre around which evryone else revolved.
The day was a success if judged by the level of engagement of attendees. Due to us spending virtually nothing on promo apart from a few posters photocopied, we had a relatively small turnout BUT those that came stayed for hours as was mentioned above in a previous post.
Next year, with more publicity, a greater and earlier involvement by the Council, the Uni and our members, we could easily grow the number of attendees by a factor of 10.
If more had turned up our sparse but dedicated vollies would have been worked to death.
Test rides were popular and it wasn't just a bunch of rubbernecking free loaders but those seriously considering an EV.
Many thanks to the presenters who spoke on a range of topics.
Here is the link to the videos of those presentations ...... http://www.youtube.com/user/ATAMelbourneEVGroup/videos
I will repost the lovely pics taken and displayed above on the ATA EV Group Melb facecrack site and the EV Expo 2013 event page if that's ok.
With a budget of about $1500, we think we did alright.
Sales were made, interest was genuine and high, links were made, prizes won, information shared, EVs seen and ridden, smiles seen on faces, bums seen on seats and generally a good time had by all.
A survey was conducted, it was on the Show'n'Shine voting form, those results will be shared amongst ATA EV Group Members and all those that participated in the event.
Thanks to NUGreen Solutions for sponsorship, Swinburne for hosting, all stallholders, the ATA head office, all the companies and individuals who brought their EVs along, Deano GoodBrew for drinks, Beraldo Coffee for the caffiene, the AEVA, Paul, Bryce, Felix, all other involved members plus Adrian Cowan for doing all the video and putting it on youtube so promptly and professionally, and YOU for turning up.
Love ya guts