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Still growing strong: InfoComm 07 is biggest AV trade show in history

A record 855 exhibitors participated at the show, representing an 11% rise over the previous record of 770 in 2006. There were 180 new exhibitors at this year’s event.

“InfoComm 07 reflects the fast pace of innovations and growth in the AV communications industry,” says Randal A Lemke, InfoComm International Executive Director. “We introduced new courses and exhibitors this year to address the demand for digital signage, audio, and collaborative conferencing technology, as well as HD products, digital content creation, and lighting and staging.”

Attendees also value InfoComm for its educational sessions. Registrations for InfoComm Academy educational courses totalled 8,601 this year, up more than 9% from 2006. Courses offered this year ranged from acoustics to videoconferencing, and among the most popular were AV/IT Integration, Technology Trends, and Project Management. Other popular courses were Syn-Aud-Con’s Sound Reinforcement for Designers, and the new Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) certification class.

Another highlight of InfoComm 07 was the release of the 2007 Market Definition and Strategy Study, produced in conjunction with Acclaro Growth Partners, which found that the audiovisual industry in North America has grown in value to $25billion annually.