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Digital Signage Expo closes down as organiser files for bankruptcy

Digital Signage Federation releases statement saying that Expo producer 2020 Exponation had closed its doors, bringing an end to the Vegas show

The organiser of the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) held in Las Vegas, 2020 Exponation, has reportedly filed for bankruptcy, bringing an end to the DSE, which had already been postponed twice this year.

According to a report from Inividis Consulting, the news marks the end of an important chapter in the North American digital signage market as the DSE was also one of the founding members of the Digital Signage Federation (DSF).

The Invidis report went on to say that the DSE, usually held at the end of March, had “visibly lost importance in recent years” pointing to a decrease in the numbers of visitors and exhibitors attending the show each year.

The DSF released a statement saying: “Since 2011 the DSF has been the official association of the Digital Signage Expo (DSE).¬† During that decade the DSF and DSE, while separate organizations, have worked to advance the interests of the digital signage industry and our members. On September 21, 2020 Exponation, which produces DSE, announced that it is closing its doors and will no longer put on the show.

“The leadership of the DSF wishes our friends and colleagues at DSE the best in their future endeavors. The Digital Signage Federation, made up of representatives from member companies, will continue its work on behalf of members, our industry, and those looking to be more educated about digital signage.

“Now, more than ever, the tool of digital signage has such an important role to play in creating safe environments and moving our economy forward.¬† When it is allowed and advisable, we look forward to meeting again because our members and our industry needs it.”