In Defense Of The Regional Trade Show

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Last week I attended a small, regional trade show by the name of “CI Expo” in Oakland, Calif. It was one day, lasting less than eight hours, and came with a free lunch, free training and education throughout the day, and my personal favorite part of attending any size/length trade show, lots of meet and […]

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ISE 2018 Will Be the Biggest and Best AV Trade Show in History

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If you’re not headed to Amsterdam next week for ISE, you should be. So, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make reservations to go next year. ISE has quietly and quickly become the most important AV trade show on this planet. I don’t know which show AV people on Mars go to, but on Earth, nearly all of them are […]

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ISE: If You Sell to Education, You Should Go

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Integrated Systems Europe will take place this year from Feb. 6-9, in Amsterdam. Many of us in the United States view this show as “Europe’s InfoComm.” While the show takes place in Europe, it’s a viable show for people throughout the world. If you sell to education in any way, or work in education, you […]

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20 Square Feet of Raw Power!

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Working for a manufacturer in commercial AV, it can seem like the whole year revolves around two trade shows, ISE and InfoComm. Considering the scale of these two events and the amount of new product introductions, it’s not surprising that it feels that way. Over the last few years however, I have started to appreciate […]

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Regional Trade Shows Bring Value

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Symco Philadelphia Technology Showcase. This isn’t my first time talking about how I find industry shows to be valuable, but as I walked around yesterday it really solidified the fact that regional shows are getting better and better. Let me explain. How Regional Shows Have Gotten Better […]

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to Keynote Integrate 2016 Show in Australia

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The 2016 version of Integrate, Australia’s version of the ISE show — combining both ProAV and HomeAV into one event — will feature the debut of Gary Kayye’s latest keynote — The Future of AV: It’s Revolutionary, sponsored by Crestron. The show is held 23-25 August, 2016 at the Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park, Sydney Australia. […]

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Post InfoComm Wrap-up: Part the Third – The Issue of Booth Babes and A Call to Arms

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My InfoComm wrap-up will be in FOUR parts this time. Next part will be about technology. Before we get into that, I have something important to say — something about this show which bothers me. Read on. Some of you who follow me on Twitter might have seen my hashtag #AVHallOfShame. It’s one I use […]

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Tradeshow Season

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It’s trade-show season, in full swing. With one of the biggies behind (NAB), and other biggies coming soon, are you open to hearing from your users and incorporating their feedback into your new products BEFORE you launch them? Every vertical market has overlap in how they use your products, but there’s enough differentiation in vertical […]

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