The eighth annual NEC Solutions Showcase took place on 18-19 May at Millbank Tower in London attracting a 1,500-strong Europe-wide audience, with visitor numbers evenly spread over the two-day event.
”Yet again attendance reached levels higher than expected which proves that the concept of demonstrating practical solutions is exactly what our clients want to see,” commented Neil Hartigan, general manager UK and Ireland, NEC Display Solutions.
The make-up of the visitors was claimed to be approximately 40% high profile end users. Steve French, solution architect at Deutsche Bank commented: “It’s not about tech, but usage of tech and how it can be applied to different environments.”
Showcased at the event was 30 solutions from partners hand-picked by NEC, with applications presented within key vertical sectors including education, retail, corporate and transport, offering visitors a real life experience.
“We are absolutely thrilled by the commitment shown by our Partners, without whom the Showcase could not be the unique and successful show it has become,” added Hartigan. “They have all keenly embraced our USP for offering a visitor experience, with Pixel Inspiration’s travel store solution a particular highlight for many who enjoyed a cocktail at the end of their ‘retail customer journey’!”
Keith Dutch, sales and operations director at Peerless-AV, NEC’s exclusive partner for mounting solutions at this year’s Showcase, stated: “NEC’s support was outstanding throughout, attendees were all of a high quality, and the venue and floorplan worked well. The Showcase is a unique event in the European AV calendar and the NEC team never fails to improve year on year. Following a successful few days at the Showcase, we have some exciting new business leads to follow up as a result.”
At the Showcase, visitors were treated to a spectacular three minute projection demonstration of 3D pixel mapping, edge blending and warping techniques alongside NEC large format displays in the ‘NEC Experience’ as they entered. Richard Bovingdon, head of interactive at Midwich was ‘blown away’ by it, commenting ‘who said projection was dead?!’