Technology Tradeshow News &
Events of Special Interest:
www.ExtremeTech.com - WinHEC 2005 Roundup: (4/29/2005).
www.MeetingNews.com - New U.S. Entry and Exit Procedures Begin Today:
"Beginning today, visitors to the United States from countries
participating in the Visa Waiver Program must enroll in the U.S. Visitor
and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program at all airports and
www.MeetingNews.com - Hardware Manufacturers Association Cancels
Show: "The American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA)
has lost its battle with Reed Exhibitions over which organization
will stage a national hardware show." (10/7/2004).
CeBit America 2005 canceled CNET News.com:
Another One Bits The Dust... "Trade
Show CeBit America 2005 has been canceled, despite growing
enthusiasm and a shrinking field of competing shows." (8/3/2004)
Death to Comdex - Computerworld: Keep an eye on
Comdex founder Sheldon Adelson for the next big thing in a Computer
Distributors Exposition (7/2/2004).
www.MeetingNews.com - Comdex Cancelled for 2004: "Last year,
Faurot said, Comdex attracted about 40,000 qualified buyers and sold
approximately 150,000 net square feet of exhibit space to about 550
By comparison, in 1997 the show boasted 212,000 attendees,
2,480 exhibiting companies, and 1.38 million net square feet of
exhibit space." (6/25/2004)
Engineering Times - Asia - Taiwan's Computex rescheduled to September:
"...new dates for the Show are September 22-26, following the
Shanghai-based Cebit Asia. Taiwan officials decided last May to
reschedule the show, hoping that a later year presence was better than
- WHO Lifts SARS Travel Alert Off Hong Kong: "The World
Health Organization has removed its SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome] related advisory against nonessential travel to Hong Kong
and neighboring Guangdong province, in China, but cited possible new
cases of the disease in Toronto." (5/29/2003)
Engineering Times - Asia - Computex suffers SARS delay: "The
Computex Taipei trade show, scheduled to take place from June 2 to 6
and which had been expected to draw more than 20,000 foreign visitors,
has been postponed due to the SARS outbreak.
The Taiwan show's organizers - the China External Trade Development
Council (CETRA) and the Taipei Computer Association - decided to move
the event to the 2H of the year. The new date for the show has not
been released yet, but is expected to be announced by the end of this
- Firm Obtains Patent for Exhibitor General Contracting: "It
is unclear at this time how much of an impact Expo Group's patent will
have on the industry. The company's patent is much narrower in scope
than the patent that Software Management Inc. is seeking. SMI claims
the rights to almost all technological processes that are now used to
manage meetings online. Expo Group's two larger competitors, GES
Exposition Services and The Freeman Companies, declined to comment
yesterday, having just received notice of the patent. For an in-depth
story, read the May 19, 2003 issue of Meeting News" (5/10/2003)
- Latitude Communications Acquires
Wanadu, Inc.: "On April 17, 2003 Latitude Communications
entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Wanadu, Inc., a
leading provider of content creation and delivery tools based on
[PowerPoint] Flash technologies. This acquisition further enhances
Latitude's strategy to offer rich-media conferencing integrating
voice, web, video and instant messaging as part of the MeetingPlace
launches Comdex rival - Tech News - CNET.com: Computer Digital
Expo Fall 2003 (2/12/2003).
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- Comdex operator files for bankruptcy protection (2/3/2003).
- Meetings Buyers, Suppliers Diverge Sharply on 2003 Outlook
Speakers Association (NSA) - Unique Resource for Meeting
Professionals & Meeting Planner Resources... Who's Who in
Professional Speaking: The Meeting Planner's Guide is a 484-page
directory featuring more than 4,000 professional speakers from 19
countries and is free for business professionals and meeting planners.
The NSA also offers an interactive CD-ROM with a searchable speaker
directory and a complete index of suppliers and vendors in the
speaking industry (1/18/2003).
Feds to Screen All Checked Air Baggage (1/2/03).
Transportation Security Administration TSA
Management Solutions Seminar Content Management 101(12/31/2002).
News: All Rules Are Out For 21st Century
Expos - Times Change (12/6/2002).
- The Comdex
that was... From a Prominent & Nationally known Vendor
who summed it up best, "Gill - yes Comdex this year will be the
end of Comdex as we have known it.......we even had an END OF Comdex
party last Tue eve. My choice for a successor Show would be run by the
Cebit Group." Cheers to the Comdex that was and hello to Cebit
America 2003 in June, New York style! And move over www.TechXNY.com
a.k.a. www.PCExpo.com in September
Study Confirms Hotel Satisfaction Equals Customer Loyalty - Here's
a good lesson for the rest of the Computer Industry or anyone else
involved in commerce, "Custom Satisfaction = Customer Loyalty".
IF you want our Business - Earn It! Think of this as "Business
goes where it it wanted and stays where it is appreciated."
That's customer satisfaction and that defines loyalty. Only 'Do'
Business with Those Who Want Your Business - Simple! (8/22/2002)
The 25 Most Influential People In The Meetings Industry
Troubling Trends Threaten Trade Show Industry, Confidence of
Productions -- CTN: Notable Events In The
Storage And I.T. Industry (A Historical Summary)
Convention Center to Open in Houston Reliant
Technology Conference - Events
Some changes have occurred since the
events of 9/11/01 and we have made changes
accordingly. God Bless America!
We will add Vendor Presentation Events to
our List as they occur. Expect additions in the Spring of 2003 from both
AMD & Intel. Expect OEM System Vendors Builder Events to be mentioned
in the near future since those avenues of profit are more highly sought
after than in the past.
Vendors - If you have additions to
include in our list, please let us know and state whether Public
Invited or Private - To the Press Only! Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Must Attend Events for IT
So many Trade Shows and so little time.
What's an Information Technology Specialist to do? Pick and choose. If
only 2 will do, in the past, we recommended Fall Comdex (product
announcements), now CES, NAB & PC Expo (TechXNY, Technology
Announcements). And remember Cebit
America in 2003 - Branch out from there. These are only relevant
if you have need for the topics covered.
For our BuildOrBuy Readers - Please
let us know if you have a favorite 'Trade Show' to Add to our Current List
of Trade Show Conferences & Events! Gill