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The NAB reports bigger, better show numbers for 2013

Larger exhibit space and more international exhibitors helped make the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual NAB Show the most successful yet.

The NAB Show recently held April 6-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the


The NAB Show is the world’s largest expo for the broadcasting industry.

world’s largest annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage, and distribute entertainment across all platforms, and it’s the world’s largest electronic media event covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.

“Once again, the NAB Show serves as the premiere event for content and communications professionals from around the globe,” said Dennis Wharton, executive vice president, NAB. “We’re thrilled by the continued support from our exhibitors and attendees and delighted that NAB Show’s brand remains a powerful enabling force for technological advancement in media and entertainment.

The NAB reported exhibit space grew nearly 10 percent over 2012 with 1,600 exhibitors spanning 900,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up from 815,000 net square feet in 2012. Total registered attendees were 92,414, which is up from 91,565 in 2012. Attendance included 24,461international attendees for a total of 155 nations represented. Some 1,703 members of various media also attended the show.

Among educational topics, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski participated in a question-and-answer session with NAB Joint Board Chair Paul Karpowicz, president of Meredith Corp. Local Media Group. In their discussion, Genachowski encouraged broadcasters to work side-by-side with wireless operators to find new methods of content delivery.

The NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption and across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, the NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age.

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