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October 16, 2012

Happy AV Week — from Dubai

Happy AV Week — from Dubai

It is truly AV Week here in Dubai, as InfoComm Middle East & Africa (IFMEA) opened on Sunday to eager attendees looking to see the latest AV technology. When the show debuted last year at the Dubai World Trade Centre, more than 12,000 visitors attended. But the truly incredible statistic is that 11,000 of the attendees were end-users from a wide spectrum of vertical markets.

How is this possible? IFMEA, is co-located with GITEX Technology Week, one of the leading IT shows in the world, with more than 138,000 attendees. This year, professionals in business, education, hospitality, transportation, defense and more, will see more than 100 exhibitors at IFMEA.

It has been great meeting our members in the Middle East. We have enjoyed great conversations about certification, training and the state of the industry. We hope to see more as the week continues.

— Betsy

October 14, 2011

Wrapping Up in Dubai — See You Next Year!

Wrapping Up in Dubai — See You Next Year!

Exhibitors at the first InfoComm Middle East & Africa (IFMEA) are more than happy with this inaugural event. With 10,604 visitor registrations in the first four days, we expect visitorship to top 12,000 by the end of the 5-day show today.

IFMEA will return with a bigger show next year and will again be co-located with GITEX Technology Week, our wonderful partners. More than 90% of this year’s exhibitors have re-booked their space for the 2012 event, scheduled from 14-16 October. Companies like Extron, Crestron, Mitsubishi, Sharp, Jupiter, Samsung, Venuetech, Wolfvision, Hitachi, NEC, AMX, Arrive System and many others have re-booked their booth space; while Sony and Vtron who missed this year’s show have also reserved a booth for the 2012 event.

October 10, 2011

InfoComm Middle East and Africa Opens in Dubai

The InfoComm Middle East & Africa show opened Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.  The show is co-located with GITEX, the largest IT trade event in the region. As with all of our shows outside of the US, we try to provide a consistent product nuanced by local customs and practices.

After the grand opening ceremony His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai toured the entire show floor along with his entourage and press corps. It was my pleasure to welcome him to our show as he graciously visited several of our exhibitors.

February 8, 2011

ISE Bigger than Ever!

ISE Bigger than Ever!

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) attracted 34,870 attendees last week!  With 715 exhibitors (10% more than last year) and lots of great new programs, the year is off to a great start!  Congratulations to the Integrated Systems Events team and to our show co-owner, CEDIA. (more…)