Digital Signage Expo 2012 Shatters Previous Records, Sets New All-Time Attendance Milestone

Not only was the show a success by all quantitative measures, but the quality and number of end-users who attended helped create a positive energy

Atlanta - Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world's largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), today announced that its ninth show held last week at the Las Vegas Convention Center has officially shattered previous records, set a new attendance milestone and reinforced DSE's position as the digital signage industry's preeminent show.


While additional specifics will be forthcoming, show management has just confirmed that new all-time benchmarks established last week include:

*4,024 qualified attendees (excluding exhibitors) - a 9% increase over 2011
*Record conference attendance
*Record international attendance from a total of 69 countries
*Record exhibit sales: 62,440 net square feet - a 4% increase over 2011

Chris Gibbs, President of Exponation, LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo said, "Not only was the show a success by all quantitative measures, but the quality and number of end-users who attended helped create a positive energy that kept the show floor humming right up to the 'closing bell' on Thursday." He added, "Attendees were working the show floor harder and longer over the two-day event, which confirms the fact that attendees come to DSE to find the information they need."

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2013, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for February 26-28, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 649-0300, Ext 16. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2012 updates, use #dse2012. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE's new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.

About Digital Signage Expo
Digital Signage Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world's largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to 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.

Close to 180 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 100 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in eight educational tracks. The 2012 program was comprised of 13 pre- and post-show educational events, 32 seminars, 40 targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and over 42 free presentations staged in three on-floor theaters.

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