Attendance up by 30 per cent as OMRS members back Convention move. The decision by the OMRS to move the annual Convention out of London for the first time has been strongly backed by its members. Attendance at its new location in Stratford-upon-Avon soared by 30 per cent to over 420, while numbers at the Convention dinner almost doubled. The number of exhibitors was also up by 25%, with the Best in Show award being won by 16 year-old Alex Balm, and there was also increased support for the Sunday medal fair from dealers.
“We are absolutely delighted with the support that we have received for the move to Stratford-upon-Avon,” said Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork, President of the OMRS. “Both the numbers who attended and the positive feedback that we have had from collectors and dealers since the Convention show that the decision to move to a new location in central England proved to be very justified and worthwhile.”
“This fresh start in a new location that is more accessible for the great majority of our members has been a great success and many members brought their partners with them to enjoy Stratford’s restaurants and visitor attractions. The Convention will return to the same hotel next year.”