656 Editions customer references

656 Editions is the organiser of the industry leading events; CTCO Lyon (since 2008) and Premium Sourcing (since 2011). During this time we have been working hand in hand with market leaders within the promotional products and promotional textiles industry. 656 Editions has a desire to create and promote synergies and cooperation between market players.

They put their trust in the organisation of 656 Editions

What the exhibitors say about CTCO France and Premium Sourcing

“It is time again to get together, to meet with our customers – all of whom we have missed over the last 18 months – and new local contacts. It’s an opportunity to exchange ideas about the market, make up for lost time last year, tackle projects for the future and, of course, discover not only new products but also new services that offer new opportunities in a changed environment.”

DIDIER COLLIGNON, Chief Sales Officer Falk & Ross

“Xoopar has been exhibiting at Premium Sourcing for 10 years. This event is a real highlight for us, allowing us to present our new collections, to see our customers and suppliers, and to discover new ones. It is also a great opportunity to exchange with the rest of the industry, especially in this special year for all of us! Just after the holidays, Premium Sourcing is a great way for us to get back into the swing of things, to attack the end of the year with maximum energy! »

CHRISTOPHE PEREIRA, co-founder of Xoopar and TESSA GESLIN, product manager

“As every year, we exhibited at Premium Sourcing, despite the unfavourable economic context caused by Covid. From our point of view, it is in these difficult times that we must show solidarity to preserve our profession. This meeting allowed us to present our latest products to dealers who were very committed and wanted to move forward. In our opinion, it was more qualitative than quantitative, which corresponds perfectly to our DNA.”

PASCAL SCHMITT, Director Chili Concept

“In these strange times, it seemed essential to us to find a physical contact with our customers from May 11th. Premium Sourcing was therefore an obvious choice for us, and we were fully satisfied with this edition. The customers present – very motivated and available – allowed strong and positive exchanges! Thank you to the organisation for having been able to establish this serene atmosphere, the cornerstone of the end of the end year that we all hope will be positive.”

JEAN-PIERRE SOUBEYRE, Sales and Marketing Director Passot Innovation

“Premium Sourcing 2021 will allow a re-connection between suppliers and distributors in a less anxiety-provoking context, closer to that of the pre-Covid years. It is therefore an opportunity, in addition to the pleasure of getting together, to come and discover the latest end-of-year novelties and potential new services.”

YVES LECHEVALIER, Manager France Pf Concept

“It was very important for me to participate at Premium Sourcing, in order to restart a dialogue with my partners and to have an excellent opportunity to meet them, which was particularly difficult until now.
Also, with a lower number of exhibitors, the ratio between the number of visitors on the stand, the time spent on our stand and the total number of visitors of the show was paradoxically but logically better than in previous editions, despite a decreasing number of visitors (which was inevitable and expected). Finally, I consider that contributing to the maintenance of events such as Premium Sourcing is our duty, as it contributes, on its own scale, to the revival of the economy, which is vital for our activities.”

DAVID BUSCAT, Sales Manager Prodir

“Premium Sourcing offers the opportunity to bring together the main players in the promotional textile and promotional products sector. A show that gives visibility to the leading brands in the market. Being present at this show is always essential and allows us to launch new products.”

GEOFFREY FERNÁNDEZ, International Sales Department Roly – Stamina (Gorfactory)

“It was important for Octogone to do this show, in order to renew the link with our customers after this difficult period for all of us. For us, it was also a way to reassure our customers who were present. To let them know that we are still there, ready to support them. That we could talk, to find out what advertisers felt. We hope that this show will be the boost that will enable us to relaunch the business.”

DAMIEN AKONO, President Octogone France

“We would like to thank all the visitors who came to the Premium Sourcing exhibition, as well as all the customers who trusted us during the containment period, as Areka never stopped its activity.”

Édouard PEIX, President AREKA

Our testimonies were translated from French.