The biggest Amex trade show ever held closed its doors at the Green Isle Hotel, Dublin, last night (March 5) after a two-day run which saw the event attain new heights in international attendance.

Martin Dempsey and his team of organisers for the small Irish event were understandably enthusiastic at the 60 exhibitors the show attracted this year, marking a 20 per cent increase on the 2007 exhibition.

Exhibitors came from Hungary, Belgium and Austria, in addition to the UK and Ireland. Visitors, which again reached somewhere between 500 and 600, came from Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Poland, Russia, Latvia, Germany and the US.