Record Number of Attendees Connect at InfoComm 2013
Jul 3, 2013 1:16 PM
It was a record: 35,126 professionals from more than 110 countries attended InfoComm 2013, the annual conference and exhibition for professional audiovisual buyers and sellers worldwide, held June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla. This represents a 2.5 percent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2012.
“InfoComm is the ideal place to make AV purchasing decisions, connect with contacts and learn principles that will boost your effectiveness,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “The marketplace strongly supports the InfoComm show, and we are grateful for the attendee support and for the innovative exhibitors who are committed to making InfoComm a can’t-miss event on the industry calendar.”
Industry Training, Interest in Certification Soars
InfoComm University provided practical training and attracted the industry’s best and brightest instructors and students. Attendees come to InfoComm for the diversity of courses on topics ranging from acoustics to videoconferencing. Popular courses included Unified Communications and Collaboration, CTS Prep, EDID, HDCP, HDMI for Pro AV, Digital Signage Revolution in Retail and Future Technologies: The Inside Scoop from Silicon Valley. With two-thirds of all of the education sessions being new, participants flocked to classes on networked AV and conferencing.
This year, 237 AV professionals passed the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam onsite, a new record. Twenty-five professionals passed the CTS-D exam and 14 earned the CTS-I credential.
Exposition Shines With the Latest Technology, Breaking News
There were 937 exhibitors participating at InfoComm this year. Exhibitors occupied more than 470,000 net square feet of exhibit and special events space.
Other news released at the show includes the release of the second edition of the CTS Exam Guide, the launch of InfoComm’s new TecnoMultimedia Brasil trade show in Brazil, improvements made to the InfoComm iQ online database and more.
InfoComm 2013 marks the first InfoComm show with InfoComm Executive Director and CEO David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, at the helm. InfoComm Show Manager Jason McGraw, CTS, CAE, celebrated his 20th InfoComm show.
InfoComm 2013 was sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Christie, Crestron, Panasonic, Samsung, Aurora and NEC.
For more on this year’s show, visit infocommshow.org.
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