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 Airport Professionals who attended 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.
Airport professionals who attended the show were enthusiastic about the education and information available to attendees, seeing the newest innovative technologies first hand, and the professional networking opportunities available at DSE, as:
“Digital Signage Expo 2014 really delivered on its slogan “Return on Innovation.” The technology presented at the show extended well beyond the tangible displays and included opportunities to learn and develop the intangibles necessary to keep moving the industry forward. An increased emphasis was noted on collecting the data and analytics necessary to support both previous and future investments in digital signage. This focus helped to maximize the value of currently installed systems over their remaining useful life. Additionally, the topic focused workshops were the perfect size to encourage on the spot collaboration among like-minded users looking for solutions. On the whole, this year’s show managed to do an exceptional job of exceeding expectations.”
- David W. Saleme, Esq., A.A.E., Manager, Business Development – Concessions
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
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.