Orlando, FL (October 29, 2021)—With the final day of InfoComm 2021 underway, the mood across the trade show remains upbeat and excited. The exhibition floor was bustling the first two days, as business was done, new products were ogled and deals got made; meanwhile, educational offerings were also well-attended, and none of that will slow down today either. All this highlights the fact that everyone at this year’s show has come here to get things done—they’re here to work, plan, learn, network and become part of the industry’s future.
That level of determination isn’t lost on David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD and chief executive officer of AVIXA. “This time of pandemic, although it’s obviously been a huge tragedy and a great loss to so many people, has also highlighted the critical value that our industry brings to connecting people to people. We rose to that occasion as an industry, and from that, the sky’s the limit.”
While this year’s InfoComm will be most remembered for having brought the industry together in a trying time, it won’t be long before another InfoComm is upon us, taking place in Las Vegas next year with the conference running June 4-10 next year and the exhibits happening June 8-10. Even as AVIXA is presenting the current show, it’s already hard at work on the 2022 edition.
“Every year, we are overlapping; we’re already planning the next year’s show,” said Labuskes. “The show that we’re at right now, this year, it’s even more complicated, because next year’s show is only eight months away. The call for papers has gone out, the content is starting to be built, and the partnerships and other organizations that we will work with to have content are already in conversation.”
So what can we expect to see at next year’s gathering in Las Vegas? “I think you’re going to see an even broader celebration of our industry, of the technology, of the clients,” he said. “We’ll see where we are, and there will be more innovation, more partnerships, more change, more opportunities for people to connect other people around the world and to change the way people experience the world.”
All that said, this year’s InfoComm is still underway, and filled with attendees, exhibitors, educators and others all on the move, underscoring how the show brings pros from all corners of the industry together. “I am overwhelmed with emotion with respect to this show and the commitment of the people we have here,” said Labuskes, “and I can’t wait to see those that we don’t have here soon in the very near future.”