KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show closed another successful co-located conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 6-7. Welcoming more than 1,400 qualified buyers and over 200 exhibitors, this year's event proved that end-users weren't letting economic fears impact their kiosk and digital signage deployment decisions.
"This was a great show that allowed vendors and exhibitors to creatively collaborate on top industry trends," says Hadley Green, Project Coordinator for Walgreen Co. "I left the show with multiple contacts and am excited about the potential of the projects discussed."
For more than a decade, the event has provided attendees with access to thought leaders, new technologies, forums and case studies from well-known companies including Avery Dennison, Dave & Buster's, Harrah's Entertainment, Hollywood Entertainment, Live Nation Inc., McCarran Airport, Mayo Clinic, Redbox, Rolls-Royce, Sprint-Nextel, SuperShuttle, SanDisk, United States Postal Service, Vanguard Car Rental and more.
Each year, one of the anticipated events on the conference agenda for KioskCom is the official Self Service Excellence Awards presentation ceremony. The Awards are unique to the industry for their primary focus on both deployers and technology providers. Industry excellence was recognized in seven different categories, and also announced was the Overall Winner and Deployer of the Year. The 2009 winners include:
Category: Best Retail Deployment: Indigo Next Generation Retail Kiosk, submitted by: Indigo Books & Music
Category: Best Travel/Hospitality Deployment: Hertz Drives Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction with Self-Service, submitted by: NCR Corporation
Category: Best Entertainment/Gaming Deployment: Ecast EQTM Interactive HD Entertainment and Promotion at Point of Purchase, submitted by: Ecast
Category: Best Healthcare Deployment: Adventist Health System Drives Revenue, Efficiencies with Self- Service, submitted by: NCR Corporation
Category: Best Other Industry Deployment: The Library of Congress Experience, submitted by: Library of Congress
Category: Best Hardware/Enclosure Design: Outdoor, Full Payment Media Kiosk Delivers Results, submitted by: Innovative Control Systems, Inc.
Overall Winner: The Library of Congress Experience, submitted by: Library of Congress
Industry Deployer of the Year: Jo Ann Jenkins, chief operating officer, Library of Congress
Since 2003, the Self-Service & Kiosk Association has inducted individuals into its Hall of Fame. This year's honor was extended to three deserving individuals:
Gregg Kaplan - President & COO of Coinstar Inc.
Rick Malone - Founder & President of KIOSK Information Systems
Bradley Walker - Founder & CEO of Nanonation
In addition to the spring shows in Las Vegas, both The Digital Signage Show and KioskCom Self Service Expo host a co-located fall event in New York City. This year's event will take place November 10-11, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
For more information about KioskCom Self Service Expo's spring or fall shows, please visit: http://www.kioskcom.com/.
For more information on The Digital Signage Show's spring or fall shows, please visit: http://www.thedigitalsignageshow.com/.