NPS Explained

NPS Explained

Net Promoter Score

Net Promoter Score

Originally developed by Bain and Satmetrix, now widely used as a measure of advocacy across many industries.

Why should organisers care about Net Promoter Score?

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a simple yet powerful metric, used to gauge the advocacy of an organisation’s customers, whether these are buyers, service users or delegates and exhibitors at your event. It’s asked as simple question on an 11 point scale like this:


How likely are you to recommend (your event) to a friend or colleague? Please rate on a scale from 0 - 10, where 0 = not at all likely and 10 = extremely likely


Survey responses are then broken into 3 categories, depending on the score they give:


The promoters, those who answer 9 or 10. These visitors are highly likely to recommend your show to others and actively promote your show

The passives, those who answer a 7 or 8. These visitors are indifferent to your show, they aren’t likely to actively promote your show, but also aren’t likely to say anything negative about it either

The detractors, those who answer 0 – to 6. These visitors are actively likely to talk negatively about your show


The NPS is calculated by taking the % of promoters minus the % of detractors. So a net promoter score can range for +100 (where all your respondents are promoters) to -100 (where all your respondents are detractors).

The key benefits of NPS are:

  • It is a single number – simple to track and understand, yet powerful enough to drive change.
  • It is sensitive to change – even quite subtle changes in your delegate’s satisfaction will impact it.
  • Explori clients can access global NPS benchmarks for the event and exhibition industry, so they can compare their performance to over 1500 other events worldwide.
  • It’s used across virtually every industry, so is a meaningful statistic to include in your sales and marketing material too.

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Our Stats


Event survey responses


Events globally already 
benchmarking with Explori


Average completion rate 
to clients' post-show surveys 

What they say

  • With Explori’s reports and analytics, we’re much better equipped to evaluate the customers' satisfaction and needs from our events
    Paul Byrom
    MD, Upper Street Events
  • The level of performance data and customer insight that Explori gives us is invaluable to our business and makes my life easier.
    Matthew Benyon
    MD, easyFairs UK
  • We wanted deeper insight into how our strategies impacted the delegate experience, but found conventional survey tools just couldn't deliver. Moving to Explori has completely changed this.
    Jan Barthelemy
    Head of AU & NZ Digital Marketing dmg events
  • We work with Explori to gain deeper insights into our events. The ability to compare results directly with similar events in our portfolio and against industry standards will be incredibly helpful
    Baris Onay
    Group Marketing & Digital Director, ITE
  • Analysis that could have taken the team days was available within hours of the survey going live. We could immediately see how the new German events had performed, against the context of our existing shows. Information like this is essential for informing future business strategy.
    Austen Hawkins
    MD, F2F Events
  • Robust performance metrics and customer feedback is essential for achieving maximum customer satisfaction. Explori will allow us to reach all our exposition delegates regardless of language or location.
    Art Paredes
    Sr. Director, Global Expos, SEMI
  • Explori helps us gain deep insights into the customer experience across our business. Without it, understanding our key performance metrics would be considerably more challenging.
    Andrew Evans
    (former) MD, Centaur Exhibitions
  • Our expansion plans are about both organic and acquired growth and Explori is key to our ability to understand the health and performance of existing assets, as well as those that we’re looking to acquire.
    Renaud Hamaide
    CEO, Comexposium
  • Explori makes creating and reporting on surveys quick and easy. We are able to work with the team to maximise responses and analyse the results to instantly see how our existing shows are performing. Explori allows us to not only look at the what we must do in the next 10 minutes, but also what we must do over the next 10 years.
    Rikki Bhachu
    Marketing Director, MA Exhibitions
  • The results of this research and Explori’s views give us and our audiences a new perspective on our events. They reveal areas with scope for improvement which we will be addressing as well as many areas of strength. It's been a highly valuable exercise and we’re looking forward to the challenge of maintaining and building on what we have achieved.
    Carina Bauer
    CEO, The IMEX Group

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