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People Love Tradeshows

by Bob McGlincy

If a picture is worth a thousand words, today’s column is a short story about crowds at live shows. The photos below are but a small sampling of the myriad safe and successful events happening around the country.

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Apartmentalize 2021

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NAA’s exposition, Apartmentalize 2021 (the two photos above), showcased in Chicago, August 31 – September 2. Below is Connect 2021, which was in Tampa August 30-September 1, followed by White Label World Expo, which took place in Las Vegas, September 1 – 2.

Connect 2021
Connect 2021
White Label World Expo
White Label World Expo

Other recent shows in Vegas include CinemaCon, JCK, CosmoProf, PICS, Pizza Expo and ASD Market Week Summer 2021, which took place August 22-25 (photo below). 

ASD Market Week Summer 2021
ASD Market Week Summer 2021

There are images from two more Vegas shows below. On the top is the All Wireless & Prepaid Expo 2021, August 17 – 18 at Caesar’s Palace; on the bottom is the HD Expo, which took place at Mandalay Bay, August 24 – 25.

All Wireless & Prepaid Expo 2021
All Wireless & Prepaid Expo 2021
HD Expo
HD Expo

Another example of attendees eagerly anticipating a show is the ACT Expo in Long Beach, which opened August 31; this event exceeded expectations for registered attendees by an astonishing 157% (photo credit: Alena Maschke)!

ACT Expo
ACT Expo

Other recent shows across the US include: JLC in Providence; APPA in Boston; SNAXPO in Charlotte; Techtextil North America in Raleigh, UTC Telecom in Portland; PWX in St Louis; CEDIA in Indianapolis; Champs in Atlantic City; AAMNVA in Denver; Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, and AAOS in San Diego. And this is only a partial sampling of what is happening.

Despite a few well-publicized closings, people have been safely gathering at tradeshows all summer long.  And the reason is simple: Tradeshows work; they work very well. 

Bob McGlincy is director, business management at Willwork Global Event Services.  Willwork creates engaging, energized and exceptional event experiences.  Bob can be contacted at Bob.McGlincy@willwork.com.

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