Archive | October, 2012
October 19, 2012

Greetings from Dubai: IFMEA 2012 Wrap Up

Greetings from Dubai: IFMEA 2012 Wrap Up

Greetings from Dubai. Our five-day IFMEA show has finally ended. It is strange to see the once-bustling Dubai World Trade Centre deserted as our show and GITEX drew to a close. I had the good fortune to speak to many of our members from the Middle East and Africa and it is exciting to hear of their future plans to attend regional social events and classes. Just as Dubai blends traditions with innovation, so will InfoComm’s programming.

Betsy

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