The annual NEC Showcase in London – an event presenting the future of display solutions with fresh new experiences in real life settings – takes place May 16-17. Here's a taste of what to expect

We’ve all been to the exhibitions, hall upon hall of vendor stands. Unless you’ve invested time in pre-planning your visit, you simply don’t know where to start! Time, however, is a precious resource; limited and of great value. 

The NEC Showcase’s unique formula cuts a cross section through any regular exhibition to reveal its true credentials; it’s an experience. The Showcase experience taps into your senses – touch, taste, hearing and seeing – all fine-tuned with our brains to bring about understanding and interpretation. 

"For 2018, we will have an increased emphasis on live working environments – live collaboration, cloud-based working, live streaming and data feeds with live VC links"

Seeing is believing? Maybe, but experiencing something is wholeheartedly buying into it.  

So what is it about Showcase that’s so compelling? It’s a collaboration and it’s relevant. By collaborating with other solutions providers, experts in their field, NEC presents total display solutions. Its relevance is delivered through real-life scenarios, staged for applications in retail, transport, education and corporate environments. We might work with four or five partners on any one solution, the end result being a ‘ready-to-deploy’ solution, which can be remastered to fit a similar scenario in the real world. NEC’s displays and projectors, known for their quality and reliability, provide the essential visualisation element, whilst our collaborating partners complete our best-in-class technology solution. 

It is this clear and transparent demonstration, which is so appealing to end users. Presented as application specific solutions, visitors can gain a deep understanding of how, why, what, where – and with the experts on hand – who with and when. It’s a source of inspiration for many – the latest technology and innovative application usage represents the future of AV and how it can enhance people’s everyday lives. 

“In an industry where ROI is business critical, we can provide evidence to suggest that time invested at the Showcase will reap immeasurable returns"

We mentioned time. No doubt a precious commodity, but we believe that time spent at the Showcase is time well spent. In an industry where ROI is business critical, we can provide unlimited evidence to suggest that time invested at the Showcase will reap immeasurable returns. Time is a key theme in this year’s Showcase as visitors experience ‘a day in your life’ – a timeline of interactions as you journey through your virtual day. From your grab & go coffee, the commute, your first meeting of the day before lunch... each of these engagements are enhanced through technology. It’s an exciting concept and one which will engage your senses to enhance both your enjoyment and your understanding.

Bhupinder Kahlon, IT relationship manager at Heathrow Airport is a regular attendee at Showcase: “NEC is a very flexible organisation, they work with us to find the right solution to fit our needs – it’s a partnership. We enjoy coming to Showcase, it’s a great opportunity to see for ourselves what’s up and coming and to experience first-hand how technology could benefit our customers and passengers at Heathrow Airport.” 

No other display manufacturer is able to offer all the major display technologies; LCD, LED and projection

No other display manufacturer is able to offer all the major display technologies; LCD, LED and projection. This unique position enables us to be technology-agnostic, able to offer a consultative stance with our partners and customers, recommending the perfect-fit solution to virtually any customer installation scenario. Presented side-by-side at Showcase, visitors can witness the pros and cons of each technology according to the needs of the application – like a tech shoot-out. 

For 2018, we will have an increased emphasis on live working environments – live collaboration, cloud-based working, live streaming and data feeds with live VC links not only across the show but also to other locations helping to bring a realistic working environment to life. Rather than hiding the back-end operation, participating partners will demonstrate the workings of their solution, helping visitors to gain a real understanding of the complexities involved. 

Our conference programme offers visitors additional value, taking place within the venue and forming an integral part of the technology showcase. This includes our keynote speakers and roundtable discussions, which highlight some of the issues facing the AV industry today. 

We are celebrating ten years of Showcase this year; it keeps evolving and continues to attract a broad visitor profile from across Europe. We regularly welcome over 1,500 people over the two-day event. We understand the experience effect; it’s what brings people back year after year. 

Register for your free entry at showcase-nec.com, see the highlights from last year and enjoy spending time on a worthwhile experience.

Where? Victoria House, Holborn, London WC1

When? 16-17 May 2018

How? showcase-nec.com

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