More than 32,000 Advance with AV at InfoComm 2010

Conferencing, Digital Signage, 3D Technologies Drive 10% Surge in Attendance

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - June 11, 2010 - InfoComm International today announced that InfoComm 2010, the annual conference and exhibition for professional audiovisual buyers and sellers worldwide held June 9 -11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, was the second largest commercial AV show ever held , with 32,002 AV professionals attending from more than 90 countries.


"InfoComm continues to be the one tradeshow where most professional AV service providers make their important buying decisions for the year," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director & CEO, InfoComm International. "The AV marketplace has enthusiastically embraced InfoComm as the place to make their purchasing choices, network with product and service providers, and enhance skills through our robust educational program."

Education at InfoComm Remains Robust, Interest in Certification Skyrockets

Registrations for InfoComm Academy educational courses totaled 6,587 for 2010. Super Tuesday, a full -day of advanced instruction for AV pros, attracted 593 registrants in 2010. The Institute of Professional Development (IPD) attracted 463 registrants.

Attendees come to InfoComm for the diversity of courses on topics ranging from acoustics to videoconferencing. Popular courses were Technology Trends and Fiber Optics for AV. Other popular classes included CTS Prep, CTS -D Prep, and Elements of AV Design. With two -thirds of all of the education sessions being new, participants flocked to classes on sustainability, digital signage and conferencing.

This year, 116 AV professionals took the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam at a local testing center.

Exposition Flourishes, With Sights, Sounds, 3D and Sustainability

There were 925 exhibitors participating at InfoComm this year, up from 832 at InfoComm 09. Exhibitors occupied more than 475,000 net square feet of exhibit and special events space.

About InfoComm International® InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end -users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV market research and news. Its training and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Asia and China. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.

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