InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, plans to host a new series of two-day trade shows aimed at technology managers, in-house technical staff, institutional buyers and end-users.
Under the title of InfoComm Connections, the first such event will debut in Philadelphia, October 22-23, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and will feature a combination of exhibits, speakers, industry training and networking opportunities.
“InfoComm Connections will feature a sampling of all that is great about the annual flagship North American InfoComm show,” says David Labuskes, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International.
“This first show will allow technology professionals from New England to the Carolinas the experience of a show within a very short travel distance from where they work. This will allow over 2,000 in-house experts, technology managers and other attendees the ability to see a wide range of product demonstrations, attend keynote and training sessions, network and more.”
Several big name exhibitors (unnamed as yet) have already expressed interest in participating in the event. It is expected that InfoComm Connections will ultimately feature about 80 exhibitors in 12,000 net square feet of space.
“Getting in front of more end-customers is a major strategic goal of many of our technology manufacturing members, and it made sense for InfoComm to contribute to that goal by starting this series of shows,” says Labuskes.
In addition to InfoComm University training, InfoComm Connections will feature manufacturer training and partner group conference offerings in affordable, focused sessions.
Registration for the October event will open in July.
InfoComm will hold a second InfoComm Connections show in San Jose, California, March 4-5, 2015. With the introduction of these new shows, InfoComm will no longer host the Washington, D.C.-based GovComm show.