Experts in Lead Generation
SFA are experts in research, lead generation and destination marketing for venues, convention bureaux, destination marketing organisations, tourist boards and event management agencies across the globe.
The primary objective of SFA’s services is to feed well-qualified, warm leads into a client’s own sales team so that they can achieve maximum productivity. We find genuine business prospects to fill a client’s pipeline of new business, with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity. Our clients include tourist boards and destination marketing organisations who we assist with attracting conferences and events to their city, country or venue.
SFA have always maintained that in order to successfully engage a potential buyer and attract conference business to any city or destination, it is important to be able to put forward a strategic business case for holding an event or conference in the city, looking not only at the immediate tourism impacts of the meeting, but also at the potential long-term legacy effects and benefits. Our lead generation campaigns always focus on a city or town’s wealth in knowledge and ‘human capital’ and then target individuals and conferences within those areas.
Founder and owner Sarah Fleming has been working within the Meetings Industry for over twenty years and worked as a PCO for ten years. Since setting up SFA in 2010, she has successfully delivered lead generation services to many international clients. SFA’s 2016/2017 client portfolio includes: ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, ExCeL London, Meet in Ireland, Montreux-Vevey Tourisme in Switzerland, Visit Belfast in Northern Ireland, Visit Britain, Visit Oslo in Norway, Hotel Desk and the Italia Convention Bureau. Over the past 10 years, SFA have connected clients to thousands of Associations, local ambassadors/hosts and corporate conference organisers, resulting in a significant return on investment for these clients. As such, we are extremely excited and privileged to be an Industry Partner of the Joint Meetings Industry’s Iceberg Project.
How we can help
Clients outsource their research and lead generation needs to SFA as it not only makes business sense – reducing overheads and freeing up sales staff to get on with what they do best i.e. direct selling – but it also means that vital future business opportunities are not missed. SFA’s experienced, international team of 17 multilingual, permanent members of staff have specialist research and data organisational skills and a proven track record with a number of significant international clients. SFA are now regarded as market leaders in this field.