Despite the harsh conditions in New York caused by Hurricane Sandy that has caused two exhibitors to pull out of Customer Technology Engagement World in New York Nov. 7-8, we’ve had notes from other exhibitors determined to show up, perhaps as much in support of the city and for Lawrence Dvorchik, CETW general manager, and his team, as what they will get from the trade show and its accompanying educational sessions.
David Wilkins, president and CEO of X2O Media, Montreal, tells us: “At this point, we’re still planning to exhibit. CETW has traditionally been a very good show for us. It’s also our small way of showing support to New York as it gets back on its feet. We’re hopeful the rest of the attendees feel the same.”
Stuart Armstrong, president of the Americas for ComQi, says, “Lawrence Bravo! I live in NYC and I can tell you that the City is quickly getting back to normal operations. My apartment is just down the avenue from the Javits and everything looks just fine there.
“I just got into my office on 26th street with no issue. Yes, folks are suffering due to Sandy and many aspects of the City such as flooded subways will take a few more days to get back to normal, but if you want to really help NYC and the people here … DON’T pull your support. Come to CETW, spend your money and enjoy yourself. If you think staying away is a good thing, you don’t understand the attitude of us here in NY, NJ and CT.”
And Dvorchik himself says, ”Subway service resumed today…..See the CETW feed on our site and you’ll get regular updates on what is going on with travel and transit for NY.”