New two day format proves opportune as NEC Showcase welcomes 35% increase in visitor numbers
The 6th NEC Solutions Showcase once again delivered a unique forum for collaboration, uniting with Partners to present fully integrated solutions to address the specific needs of users within a number of vertical sectors.
A little over 1,500 unique attendees visited the Showcase on 14-15 May 2014, an impressive 35% increase on last year’s attendance. Nearly half were end users who experienced fully operational solutions to understand how they can be applied to their specific needs.
"We have enjoyed an extremely successful 6th Showcase with very positive feedback from our partners who help make this such a unique event,” says Simon Jackson, VP NEC Display Solutions. “The decision to extend to two days was certainly the right one when we consider the increase in attendees, it was always busy but not overcrowded. Other events running in parallel for the inaugural London Digital Signage Week were also well attended and we are delighted that Showcase has become the foundation to instil new developments, innovations and partnerships - driving the industry to yet greater achievement.”
The Velodrome in London’s Olympic park unquestionably fulfilled the Showcase blueprint for original and stimulating venues, where many participants enjoyed a Track Bike Experience amongst many other personal experiences delivered through the latest technology solutions.
Simon Jackson continues, “Of course the venue was a big hit, though we will try and find somewhere next year where I don't have to put my cycling shorts on! The whole NEC team put in a huge effort to make this happen and they should be immensely proud of what they have achieved in establishing the best AV industry event in the UK.”
Leveraging the success of the event to support its nominated charity Sense, the AV industry dug deep to raise a significant amount of money for deafblind people and their families, whilst also raising awareness of the charity’s excellent work.
Find out what people have to say on Twitter #NECShowcase and #LondonIsThePlaceToBe.
Press Coverage from the show
AV Magazine - Show Review: NEC Showcase
Installation Magazine - Product launches at NEC Solutions Showcase
DailyDOOH - Just over 1,500 Visitors To @NECShowcase, London
Retail Systems - NEC Solutions tech Showcase a hit
Installation Magazine - 7th Sense Design 3D projection mapping at NEC Solutions Showcase
InAVate Magazine - NEC sees attendance increase for 6th Showcase event
Retail Focus - NEC Showcase 2014 blog