Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest dedicated digital signage show, announced its 2017 (held 2-weeks ago in Las Vegas) event broke previous records in attendance and exhibit space. And, we noticed it with our rAVe NOW coverage as we shot a record number of videos – you can see them all here.
The conference and trade show, which ran March 28-31, set a new record with more than 4,900 attendees, including nearly 1,000 international visitors from 62 countries. Nearly 2,100 of those attendees were end users, DSE’s primary target audience, setting another all-time high.
The exhibit hall also reached a new high-water mark with 86,090 net square feet. Of the 255 exhibitors, 74 were exhibiting for the first time. And, you can see what we picked as the best-of-the-best with our 2017 DSE Awards.
End user attendees represented more larger and well-known companies than ever before, including: Amazon.com, Anheuser-Busch, Capital One, Chevron, Facebook, Honda, JPMorganChase, Kimberly Clark, McDonald’s, Nike, Porsche, Quick Trip, Syracuse University, The Walt Disney Company, The U.S. Air Force Academy, just to name a few.
“The big takeaway from DSE 2017 was that attendees were highly qualified, engaged and active on the show floor on both days,” Andrea Varrone, DSE’s Show Director, said. “We worked extremely hard to bring notable brands to the show floor by increasing our promotion investments and social media outreach. Those investments paid off for our exhibitors, big-time.”
“DSE remains the premier digital signage focused event in the industry with high-value attendees,” said Gary Bailer, Director of Product Planning and Marketing for Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “DSE 2017 was the perfect venue to announce the upcoming SHARP Open Architecture Platform and showcase Sharp’s award-winning professional-grade displays.” Sharp won an award at DSE for having the Best Booth and Best New Digital Signage LCD for their PN-Y Series.
DSE 2018 is scheduled for March 27-30, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas and here are the details: www.dse2018.com