Collaborate. Communicate. Connect — What to Expect
Jun 12, 2013 11:23 AM,
By Chuck Ansbacher
InfoComm is making a triumphant return to Orlando in 2013, expecting the show’s largest attendance ever on the east coast, and welcoming a host of new exhibitors and product categories to the ever-expanding AV family. With pre-registration numbers pointing to a very exciting showing, show organizers are sure that this year’s show will be one for the ages.
It is impossible to miss the theme of this year’s show: Collaborate. Communicate. Connect. According to InfoComm Executive Director and CEO David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, these three words embody everything that this industry and the InfoComm show have to offer.
“Although technology continues to grow in leaps and bounds and allows us to collaborate and communicate virtually more and more effectively,” he explains, “there is still an element of being in the same room with your colleagues from the industry. What is exciting about this show is that it really is the undisputed place to go if you’re in the AV industry and you want to be with others that are of like mind and have like means.”
While attendees flock to see the latest technologies in action, it is that human connection that continues to make a show like InfoComm a must for the AV industry. “Personal interaction happens here,” continues Labuskes. “That gets taken for granted, but it shouldn’t be.”
A number of exhibitors have brought completely new booths to the show this year, a measure of the continued commitment and investment in the show by the manufacturers, and the recognition that they are going to connect to a significant portion of their customer base, adds Labuskes.
Also premiering this year are three new technology pavilions: the Security Pavilion, the Content Creation Zone, and the Education Technology Pavilion. These are the tangential industries that are part of the InfoComm community, but may not be part of the AV industry.