#InfoComm12 Preps For Record Breaking Show

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Like Extron we will be missing from this year’s #InfoComm12 in Lost Wages as we will be doing @DSignageJapan (which is happening the exact same week) though Danny Kaye’s Loose Women need fear not as we will be returning to InfoComm en masse in 2013 to stay at the DailyDOOH Villa once again.

InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry, has announced that #InfoComm12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 13-15, will feature the largest trade show floor of any commercial audiovisual show in the world!

#InfoComm12 will showcase more than 925 exhibitors with integrated display, projection, audio, conferencing, lighting and staging, (digital signage) and communications system solutions.

We put the parentheses around those (digital signage) words because the organisers have a bit of a cheek to even vaguely describe what they put on for digital signage as a ‘digital signage zone’. Unlike in Europe where ISE is a long way in front of anyone with regard what it offers the ‘digital signage’ industry, InfoComm is a distant (and we mean really distant) second to the likes of DSE in North America.

There is a reason why folks like ComQi have pulled out of exhibiting at #InfoComm12, taking the hit and losing their deposit – this event is NOT an event for digital signage as it currently stands.

Jason McGraw, CAE, InfoComm Senior Vice President for Expositions said “Support of InfoComm 2012 has been very encouraging. Trade show attendance is on the rise overall, and InfoComm 2012 is no exception. We are tracking well ahead of last year’s registrations to date, and our attendees will be exploring a Show floor that has never been larger.”

#InfoComm12 of course has the strong support of commercial audiovisual manufacturers – exhibitors that stay with the show due to highly qualified attendance from the trade and the professionals who purchase and support audiovisual systems for institutions around the world (more than half of InfoComm attendees attend no other trade shows, making it difficult to reach these decision makers anywhere else).

  • Steve Capling, Christie’s Senior Manager of Experiential Marketing also add his two penny worth “InfoComm is an integral part of Christie’s annual marketing plan. Year after year, Christie comes to the table to showcase our latest innovations and 2012 will be no different. InfoComm 2012 is a great opportunity for us to have face time with our customers and to continue to build our reputation as a trusted solutions provider.”
  • Ashley Flaska, Vice President of Marketing NEC Display Solutions was quoted in the announcement “NEC is looking forward to InfoComm 2012. The show brings together quality end users across multiple verticals and key channel partners,” explains “It’s a great venue to showcase our full line of products, including our LED backlit displays and integration projectors up to 10,000 lumens. As always, we will try to stand out and have a lot of fun!”

For most attendees and exhibitors, the InfoComm show is an event that is eagerly anticipated each year – an AV family reunion, filled with technology and networking opportunities. #InfoComm12 is an event that we will be skipping this year but we’ll be back in 2013.

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