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CALM Expo to Be Rescheduled IIR Exhibitions and its joint partners, China Theatrical Equipment Association and China Council for the Promotion of International
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Jul 1, 2003 12:00 PM

CALM Expo to Be Rescheduled

IIR Exhibitions and its joint partners, China Theatrical Equipment Association and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-Council, have postponed CALM Expo 2003. The decision to reschedule the exhibition was made following consultation with exhibitors in light of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in China and in view of the SARS statistics released from China. CALM Expo is an annual industry event for China's professional sound, light, and music industry, where buyers and sellers meet to network and close sales. The exhibition is expected to feature 600 exhibiting companies from 15 countries, occupying a total exhibition area of 495,154 square feet. Previously scheduled for May 16 through 19, 2003 at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing, the new show dates will be made available soon.

EHX Spring Results Are In

EH Events and Education, producer of Electronic House Expo (EHX), completed its Attendee Profile Research Report for the spring 2003 event. Among the most notable conclusion to be drawn from the survey results is EHX is a key resource for influential attendees (89 percent executive or management role) to make important decisions about their business. Attendees also showed a significant interest in making purchases at the trade show. Among other results were: 76 percent of attendees met with potential new suppliers, 61 percent identified new directions for their company, 57 percent realized a product or service not considered before, and 68 percent expressed a desire to place orders at the event, with 85 percent stating show specials would increase their likelihood to purchase.

ICIA Introduces Branded Editions of its iQ Catalogs

The International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) has extended its iQ Product Information Catalogs directly onto individual desktops of nearly 200 ICIA members through branded editions for organizational end-users and design consultants. The new editions will make the rapidly expanding catalog program more widely available, more accessible, and easier to use with no reduction in features, speed, or services. Users will retain the ability to search out and compare products using standardized templates, link to manufacturer Web sites, locate authorized dealers and other member resources, and link back to the full range of ICIA resources and services. It also enables participating ICIA members to distribute their iQ Catalog through their own intranet sites.

CEDIA Among Top 100 Largest Shows

The annual trade exposition by the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), a trade organization dedicated to the connected-home industry, has broken into the ranks of the top 100 trade shows in the United States. CEDIA Expo, where the industry's latest home networking trends and breakthrough technologies are unveiled, is the 95th-largest U.S. trade show, announced by Tradeshow Week. The Expo ranked in 2001 as the 122nd-largest trade show. CEDIA Expo will be held this year September 3 through 7 in Indianapolis.

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