We usually wait until after an event before naming and shaming those who should have exhibited but didn’t. Below then, in no particular order, are a list of folks who are not exhibiting at #ScreenMediaExpo but seem happy to maximise their involvement on someone else’s stand (via press release) or worse…
- Sony are not exhibiting but have organised a press dinner for Tuesday 17th May (i.e this evening, the night before the event). FYI our European editor, not one to turn down a free meal is attending, It should be obvious from all the other debuts, announcements and product launches at #ScreenMediaExpo this year that there is only one place to do a product announcement (as they intend this evening) and that’s at #ScreenMediaExpo itself
- Sharp (is there a trend here with screen manufacturers). Not exhibiting but very happy to issue a press release stating that Harp Visual Communications on stand D33, Love Content on stand E55, Harris on stand C15 and Pixel Inspirations on stand D9 will all be using Sharp screens and video walls.
- Prysm have actually made the best of PSCo not exhibiting so maybe we are unfair putting them (Prysm) in the ‘freeloaders’ category cos’ when your main distributor pulls out of one of Europe’s major events (as PSCo did) you still need to have a presence. Prysm’s lovely digital mannequins can be found on the Harris stand C15. FYI PSCo not exhibiting means that NanoLumens have no presence at the show this year which is a real shame (maybe those two should get a new distributor).
- Touch2View ltd have a nice enough new product that surely warranted a stand of its own and lots of PR on its debut but instead the owners just fished around to find someone they know (probably slipped ’em 500 quid to share some space) and voila their iTab appears on the U-Touch stand F25
There are some nice products on display above so please do go visit them at #ScreenMediaExpo over the next few days BUT when you do why not remind them that next year if they want an event to return to in London then they really ought to book exhibit space of their own.