NORTHERN VIRGINIA--Executives from InfoComm International and NXTcomm announced plans to co-locate their tradeshows and conferences, InfoComm and NXTcomm in 2008 and with the intention of co-locating future events. The events will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
InfoComm will occupy the North and Central Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center in 2008 and 2010. NXTcomm, which will occupy the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center in 2008 with more than 450 exhibitors, 200,000 net square feet of exhibit space and more than 100 educational sessions. The inaugural NXTcomm will be held June 18-21, 2007, in Chicago.
Professional audiovisual, IT, communications and entertainment technologies will converge in an exposition experience when the two shows meet together. With a projected combined attendance of 50,000 professionals from 100 countries and more than 1,350 exhibitors occupying over 750,000 n.s.f. of exhibits and special events space in 2008, the co-location of InfoComm and NXTcomm will become well attended professional communications technology exposition.
Giving attendees of InfoComm and NXTcomm the ability to visit both show floors and engage in training will provide a more robust tradeshow experience. "The long predicted convergence between the worlds of audiovisual, IT, communications and entertainment technologies has occurred, and this co-location provides an ideal opportunity for both shows' exhibitors and attendees," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director, InfoComm International. "Analog has been largely replaced by digital technologies. Key AV applications such as videoconferencing, digital signage and command-and-control centers are being carried over IT networks. Chief Information Officers and IT directors are now commonly the AV purchasing decision makers."
"Through our relationship with InfoComm, NXTcomm attendees will be able to experience the true convergence of our industries, featuring the entire spectrum of audiovisual, IT, communications and entertainment technologies," said Wayne Crawford, executive director, NXTcomm.
The co-location of InfoComm and NXTcomm will also allow show organizers to share logistical resources and plan cooperative special events that will benefit exhibitors and attendees of both events. The shows will be marketed both jointly and independently.
InfoComm 07 will be held June 15-21, 2007 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The inaugural NXTcomm will be held June 18-21, 2007 at McCormick Place in Chicago.