Atlanta – Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has been declared a success by exhibitors, many of whom wrote business at the show.
The conference and trade show, which ran February 11-13, drew just over 4,000 attendees, of which over 42% were end users, the primary prospects that DSE’s exhibitors want and need to see. 1,813 exhibitor personnel attended, bringing DSE’s total attendance to over 5,800.
Of that combined total, 29.85%, or 1,195 traveled to DSE from outside the US, attracting total attendance from 67 different countries including: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Columbia, China, the United Kingdom, Australia and Taiwan.
Among the over 200 exhibiting companies, 56 were exhibiting for the first time and 44 were from international markets, expanding the show floor to just over 70,000 net square feet, an increase of 13% over 2013.
Exhibitors reported that attendees were high quality decision-makers from a broad variety of end-user business categories, a profile that has become the hallmark of this leading international event since its inception in 2004. Comments included:
“DSE is such an important event for Samsung, both as an opportunity to listen to and network with industry leaders on the latest trends, as well as to share our latest display technology. We’re really coming away from DSE with some strong momentum to head into the rest of 2014.”
– Michael O’Halloran, Product Manager for Commercial Displays
Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division
“DSE is a great venue for generating partnerships and sharing information with other forward thinking people and businesses. Beyond providing the opportunity to meet face to face with a great number of potential clients, DSE offers the perfect setting to interact with others in the digital signage community.”
– Morgan Henderson, Director of Marketing Capital Networks Limited
“DSE 2014 was the ideal platform to introduce our cloud-based digital signage service to the North American market. The quality of the attendees and the new contacts gained from the exhibit are excellent.”
– Andy Reinhard, CEO, Wondersign
“This was our first time at DSE, and it’s safe to say it won’t be our last. Between the New Products Pavilion, Apex Awards, and our actual Booth – DSE presents incredible opportunities to connect with the major players that are driving innovation and shaping interactive experiences.”
– Dave Aichele, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, T1Visions
“This was our second year exhibiting at DSE. I immediately noticed was how much busier the traffic was from 2014, even with additional staff in our booth. For us specifically, our direct interaction with target profile clients was more than double 2013. We are ‘all in’ for 2015 and we give many thanks to the great DSE team who helped us experience a worthy investment of time and expense.”
– Scott Reese, VP Sales & Marketing, Actineon, Inc.
“We consider DSE to be an invaluable tradeshow that gives us exposure to broadcast our message to the right audience every year.”
– Joey Zhao, CEO, 22Miles, Inc.
Chris Gibbs, President & COO of ExpoNation LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo said, “In spite of extreme weather that suppressed attendance, many of our educational conferences sold out and the trade show floor were busy both days.” He added, “Weather is the reason that DSE 2015 will be held March 10-12 next year, which will also allow us to expand our educational offerings for 2015.”
Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2015, co-located with the Digital Content Show, is scheduled for March 10-12, 2015, with access to the Exhibit Hall March 11 & 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2015 updates, use #dse2015. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE’s new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.
About Digital Signage Expo
Digital Signage Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world’s largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.
Over 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 125 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in seven educational tracks. The 2015 program will be comprised of pre- and post-show educational events, general conference seminars, as well as targeted Industry Roundtable Discussion Groups and free presentations staged in on-floor theaters.