What tips would you give to first-time attendees at Digital Signage Expo?”
First, I would advise first-time attendees to check in at the Digital Signage Federation booth at the show. The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) is an independent, not-for-profit industry association that is focused on providing education and support for anyone navigating the digital signage industry. At the DSF booth, representatives of the Federation can help you put together a plan for the show and introduce you to other members who have had some previous experience with the show. Next, I would advise setting an initial plan based on your particular needs. The show will have exhibitors from many different facets of the digital signage industry so it is helpful to try to narrow down some specific areas and spend a bit of focused time with those exhibitors to learn more about what they have to offer. The digital signage industry is made up of fantastic people and companies who, in most cases, work with multiple partner companies to provide complete solutions to your needs. If you’re looking for a one-stop solution, be sure to seek out companies in the “Integrator” category who can assist you in putting a custom solution together. Finally, I suggest taking in the big picture and just spending some time wandering the show floor. You will find all sorts of new products that will inevitably spark some ideas that you’ll want to explore further.