The organisers of SAME were delighted with the results of this year’s event, which attracted 31 exhibitors and 723 visitors. Whilst the show is primarily a national event, with more than 90% of visitors from France, about one third of the exhibitors were from overseas. SAME 2011 attracted journalists for 13 publications, six of which are based outside of France. It’s great to see a show doing well in these tough times, and the success of SAME suggests that very focused events will continue to thrive.