Atlanta - February 25, 2014 - Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world's largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has been declared a success by Hoteliers and Casino Operators who attended the show.
The conference and trade show, which ran February 11-13, drew just over 4,000 attendees, of which over 42% were end users, the primary prospects that DSE's exhibitors want and need to see. 1,813 exhibitor personnel attended, bringing DSE's total attendance to over 5,800.
Of that combined total, 29.85%, or 1,195 traveled to DSE from outside the US, attracting total attendance from 67 different countries including: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Columbia, China, the United Kingdom, Australia and Taiwan.
Among the over 200 exhibiting companies, 56 were exhibiting for the first time and 44 were from international markets, expanding the show floor to just over 70,000 net square feet, an increase of 13% over 2013.
Hoteliers and Casino Operators who attended the show were enthusiastic about seeing the number and variety of exhibitors, the innovative new technologies and the opportunities to network with peers. Comments included:
"I was truly amazed by the size of the show and variety of exhibitors at DSE 2014. Since I first attended DSE ten years ago, the show has grown into a international event with a wide swath across multiple industry verticals, my little show is all grown up."
- Randy Dearborn, Vice President, Guest Technology, MGM Resorts International
"DSE has been instrumental to help us remain competitive because it showcases innovative and bleeding edge technology, which is one way we differentiate our resorts from the competition. I find it a valuable use of my time to attend and network and discuss trends with other industry professionals. I look forward to attending again next year."
- Chet Patel, Complex Director of Information Technology, Disney Swan & Dolphin Hotels
Chris Gibbs, President & COO of ExpoNation LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo said, "In spite of extreme weather that suppressed attendance, many of our educational conferences sold out and the trade show floor were busy both days." He added, "Weather is the reason that DSE 2015 will be held March 10-12 next year, which will also allow us to expand our educational offerings for 2015."
: Digital Signage Expo® 2015, co-located with the Digital Content Show, is scheduled for March 10-12, 2015, with access to the Exhibit Hall March 11 & 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2015 updates, use #dse2015. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE's new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.
About Digital Signage Expo
Digital Signage Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world's largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.
Over 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 125 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in seven educational tracks. The 2015 program will be comprised of pre- and post-show educational events, general conference seminars, as well as targeted Industry Roundtable Discussion Groups and free presentations staged in on-floor theaters.
Contact: Geri D. Wolff, Market Works International, Inc.