Atlanta – Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, announced its 2017 Event broke previous records in attendance and exhibit space.
The conference and trade show, which ran March 28-31, set a new record with more than 4,900 attendees, including fewer than 1,000 international visitors from 62 countries. Nearly 2,100 of those attendees were end users, DSE’s primary target audience, setting another all-time high.
The exhibit hall also reached a new high-water mark with 86,090 net square feet. Of the 255 exhibitors, 74 were exhibiting for the first time.
End user attendees represented more larger and well-known companies than ever before, including: Amazon.com, Anheuser-Busch, Capital One, Chevron, Facebook, Honda, JPMorganChase, Kimberly Clark, McDonald’s, Nike, Porsche, Quick Trip, Syracuse University, The Walt Disney Company, The U.S. Air Force Academy, just to name a few.
“The big takeaway from DSE 2017 was that attendees were highly qualified, engaged and active on the show floor on both days,” Andrea Varrone, DSE’s Show Director, said. “We worked extremely hard to bring notable brands to the show floor by increasing our promotion investments and social media outreach. Those investments paid off for our exhibitors, big-time.”
“DSE remains the premier digital signage focused event in the industry with high-value attendees,” said Gary Bailer, Director of Product Planning and Marketing for Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “DSE 2017 was the perfect venue to announce the upcoming SHARP Open Architecture Platform and showcase Sharp’s award-winning professional-grade displays.”
Mark your calendar now: DSE® 2018 is scheduled for March 27-30, 2018, with access to the Exhibit Hall March 28 and 29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Andrea Varrone at (770) 817-5905. Or, for more information, visit www.dse2018.com.
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DSE, produced by Exponation LLC, is co-located with the Digital Content Show, and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 27-30, 2018 with access to the Exhibit Hall March 28-29. DSE is the world’s largest and longest-running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to showcasing innovative digital communications and interactive technology solutions for customer- and employee-facing organizations. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event for the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end-user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.
More than 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 125 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional recertification in 10 educational tracks. The 2018 program will be comprised of pre- and post-show educational events, general conference seminars, as well as targeted Industry Roundtable Discussion Groups and free presentations staged in on-floor theaters.