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Cementing convergence: InfoComm to co-locate with new IT showcase in 2008

InfoComm is the top 50 tradeshow serving the audiovisual and information communications industries. Recently named one of the fastest growing shows by Tradeshow Week Magazine, InfoComm features 800 exhibitors, 28,000 attendees and more than 450,000 net square feet of exhibit space. InfoComm will occupy the North and Central Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Centre in 2008 and 2010.

NXTcomm, which will occupy the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre in 2008, is a new event where the business and technology of communications, information and entertainment meet. With more than 450 exhibitors, 200,000 net square feet of exhibit space and more than 100 educational sessions, no other industry forum delivers a more comprehensive view of the convergence of so many growth industries. The inaugural NXTcomm will be held June 18-21, 2007, in Chicago.

According to the organisers, rofessional audiovisual, IT, communications and entertainment technologies will converge in an unparalleled exposition experience when the two shows meet together, with a projected combined attendance of 50,000 professionals from 100 countries and more than 1,350 exhibitors occupying over 750,000 n.s.f. of exhibits and special events space.

“The long predicted convergence between the worlds of audiovisual, IT, communications and entertainment technologies has occurred, and this co-location provides an ideal opportunity for both shows’ exhibitors and attendees,” says Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, InfoComm International (pictured). “Analogue has been largely replaced by digital technologies. Key AV applications such as videoconferencing, digital signage and command-and-control are being carried over IT networks. Chief Information Officers and IT directors are now commonly the AV purchasing decision makers.”

“Through our relationship with InfoComm, NXTcomm attendees will be able to experience the true convergence of our industries, featuring the entire spectrum of audiovisual, IT, communications and entertainment technologies,” adds Wayne Crawford, executive director, NXTcomm.