InfoComm Comes (or Goes) Home

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AVIXA is going out of its way to say that its new Integrated Life @ InfoComm isn’t competitive to the industry’s defacto HomeAV show, CEDIA. But, I call bulls*t. First, look at this. That’s basically the what’s new at InfoComm page — letting everyone know what all the new things AVIXA added to the industry’s top […]

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InfoComm 2018’s Center Stage Speaker Lineup Is Published

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InfoComm 2018 will bring back Center Stage to the trade show floor, June 6-8 in Las Vegas. The Center Stage sessions will explore how to increase audience engagement through personalized and immersive experiences by way of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), wearable technology, human-centered user interfaces and more. Leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of […]

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InfoComm Southeast Asia to Debut May 2019 in Bangkok

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AVIXA, in partnership with InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd, will debut its InfoComm Southeast Asia show May 15-17, 2019, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, the Southeast Asia region is currently one of the top-10 largest economies in the world and is […]

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USITT and the Greening of a Conference

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Recently the registration for the upcoming United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) Conference opened with a great renewed focus on providing a sustainable conference. When attendees arrive in March (14th-17th) to the show floor in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., there are several key strategies that they may notice and many more behind the scenes initiatives […]

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Vendor Support For Dealer Show Booths

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One of the marketing efforts that AV firms engage in to reach more clients is exhibiting at promotional shows: Buying a booth at the show to promote their services. When we talk about the promotional shows that dealers participate in, we’re most commonly talking about consumer shows. That includes home shows. Renovation shows. Home shows. […]

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The Overlooked Attendees of InfoComm – Church Tech Leaders

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In the sweltering humidity of Orlando in June, InfoComm hosts tens of thousands of attendees, each traversing the exhibit hall floor to find technological inspiration and an air-conditioned respite from the sticky Florida air. Among these roaming masses are the nondescript technical directors, front-of-house engineers, video production staff and volunteers sent by their church leaders […]

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Trade Show Fails!

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By Sam Malik I have attended trade shows for nearly 25 years and I have seen it all. CES, COMDEX, CEDIA, DSE, ISE, NAB, InfoComm, etc. Trade Shows are not cheap to attend and require planning and usually a significant investment, even for a smaller booth. I personally have designed and worked booths from 10’x10′ […]

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InfoComm 2017 Registration Now OPEN

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Registration for InfoComm 2017 is officially open at infocommshow.org. InfoComm 2017, taking place June 10-16 (exhibits: June 14-16). In addition to Emerging Trends Day, InfoComm 2017 will feature a new Center Stage, located on the exhibit floor, where AV industry thought leaders will showcase case studies and real-world AV solutions to customers’ enterprise technology challenges. […]

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ISE 2017… The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The good was the ISE show itself; the bad was going through security at the airport with a carry-on bag filled with small electronic devices and the ugly? Well — read on. Miravue was new to ISE this year so we decided to exhibit in the Discovery Zone (a one-time option for new exhibitors that […]

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CEDIA Show Sold to Emerald Expositions

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CEDIA today announced that it has sold ownership of the CEDIA show (the actual trade show) to Emerald Expositions, the largest B2B trade show operator in the United States. CEDIA will continue to be deeply involved in the show, working hand-in-hand with Emerald on overall show direction, as well as retaining control and ownership of […]

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Why Crestron Stopped Exhibiting at CEDIA – The Facts and My Opinion of the Impact on CEDIA

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                  Update: So, now there’s no more guessing as to why Crestron pulled out of CEDIA as I literally got the one (and only) interview with Crestron President and CEO Randy Klein, who spends 10 minutes outlining exactly how the decision was made and why. Watch the […]

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Why Tradeshows Matter

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By Christa Bender and Rich Prevete As you may know by now, I attended InfoComm Connections in NYC last week.  Rich Prevete joined me on the trip to InfoComm Connections and you know what? It was a first for either of us to attend this show. Trade shows mean many things to many people. Some […]

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CEDIA Expo Opens Registration to Attendees

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CEDIA, the industry’s only custom-install show exclusively for the residential systems market, opens registration on its fall show today! Even if you’re in the commercial AV market, you will love these home-toys and the opportunity to understand what is driving the residential market. And, it will also help you understand IT/AV better as the HomeAV […]

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Does Sex Sell? On Appropriate Demo Material

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I’m not doing much in terms of post-InfoComm wrap-up this year; like some of you, I watched from afar. There might be something to say about that process and how it developed over the years, especially with new tools like Periscope available for live-streaming of booth-tours and even parties. Today I’d like to revisit the […]

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InfoComm: Reflections on China

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By Dave Labuskes InfoComm International I just returned from InfoComm China 2015. What an exciting experience! I’m always impressed by the grandeur of the ancient society juxtaposed over the amazing energy, can-do attitude and raw entrepreneurial spirit that permeates virtually every conversation that I have when in that country. Our show was the largest we’ve […]

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CES 2015 Is Record Show

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The 2015 International CES closed today as the largest and most amazing CES in show history, breaking all records as innovators across the show floor unveiled technology services that will solve world problems and improve lives. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2015 International CES closes today after running January 6-9. […]

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Digital Signage Expo Plans South American Event in 2015

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BTS Informa and Exponation have announced a partnership that will see the debut of DSE South America. Exponation, LLC is the founder, owner and operator of Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and BTS Informa will organize the event in Brazil in July 2015. DSE South America brings together the digital signage market […]

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ISE 2015 Will Set Records and Has an Amazing Program — Aren’t You Going?

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ISE 2015 will offer a wide range of events, presentations and training sessions. On Feb. 9, at 6.00 pm in the RAI Forum, on the eve of opening of the exhibition, the Keynote Address for ISE 2015 will be given by Lars Thomsen. Thomsen is a respected and influential futurist and international speaker whose company […]

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Registration for DSE is OPEN

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The world’s largest digital signage show — the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) — has already opened registration for its 2015 event to be held March 11-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. DSE is the world’s longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to showcasing digital communications and interactive technology solutions for customer- and […]

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Learn About the Future of UC, Smart Buildings and Digital Signage at Integrate 2014 in Sydney

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On-trend and future focused insights, will be on offer at the inaugural Future Trend Talks at upcoming AV and systems integration trade show Integrate, which will take place in Sydney, Australia next month. Crafted to address the growing convergence of AV and IT, and to raise the benchmark of industry education available in the Asia […]

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The ISE Show Floor as No One Else Saw It — At 2 AM!

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rAVe Editor Sara Abrons took to the ISE 2014 Show in Amsterdam after midnight on Day 1 of the three-day ProAV and HomeAV extravaganza opened and shot several dozen photos of what the Amsterdam-based show looks like when only ghosts attend. Not a single soul was around when she shot these photos and it’s a […]

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AV Market in Middle East and Africa to Double to $4 Billion USD by 2015

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With the Middle East and Africa (MEA) among the fastest-growing regions in the world for AV technology, InfoComm MEA 2013, held last month in Dubai, showcased the latest audiovisual communications technology and posted strong growth figures in attendance. Specific product categories with rapid growth in MEA include videoconferencing, control systems, and displays — is increasingly […]

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