I’ve been to Consumer Electronics Show more than 20 times in Las Vegas, and I’ve collected a few tips that will help the newcomers walk the miles of exhibits next week at tech’s biggest trade show in Las Vegas. Yes, it is possible to survive CES 2019 without Vegas nightmares and hangovers. All told, CES 2019 is expected to draw 180,000 people, roughly the same as last year’s officially audited number of 182,198. Just like last year, you will face bag restrictions and entrance searches at all of the big venues. What you can carry Concerns about terrorism, especially in light of the 2017 Mandalay Bay shootings, have had an effect on what you can carry into the show. You can only carry two small laptop-size bags into the show. The media are granted an exception to this rule, so long as they submit to a search and have the bag tagged for approval. That allows me to carry my trademark back-saving backpack roller (which my coworkers have dubbed … [Read more...] about CES 2019: Tips for surviving tech’s biggest trade show
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Once the barometer of European tech and the world’s largest IT conference, CeBIT is no longer to be a standalone event. The organisers of the CeBIT technology trade show held every year in Hannover, Germany, have cancelled the iconic event for 2019. Instead, it will continue to exist as part of the larger Hannover Messe. ‘We are currently examining the digital market to determine which remaining CeBIT topics we will develop into new events’– DR JOCHEN KÖCKLER The event, which was first held in 1970 and at its peak boasted 850,000 visitors every year, has struggled in recent years with declining numbers and a growing reduction in exhibitors. The compute continuum takes its toll Organisers said that technological developments within the digital economy have reduced demand for horizontal trade shows in recent years. As such, many of its core exhibitors had turned their attention to more vertical industry events in the industrial applications space. The … [Read more...] about End of an era as European tech trade show CeBIT cancels 2019 event
Yesterday, it was confirmed that CeBIT, the legendary German tech trade show, had closed its doors permanently. Did you know we have a cryptocurrency and blockchain event? It’s called Hard Fork Decentralized Oh really? CeBIT was an important figure in the European tech landscape, where companies exhibited their wares to a throng of buyers, journalists, and opinion leaders. At its peak, the show drew over 850,000 people, who all crowded into the Hanover Fairground exhibition center. Over time, these numbers dwindled to just 120,000. Why? A few reasons: competition from events like CES, Mobile World Congress, and Computex certainly played a role. With punters going elsewhere, sponsors and vendors pulled out out, and Deutsche Messe, the event’s owners, was looking at a €5 million loss for the 2019 edition of CeBIT. One factor in the diminishing visitor numbers was that Hanover simply wasn’t equipped to host an event of its size. Hanover is a tiny city, home to … [Read more...] about Farewell to CeBIT: The most hated tech trade show ever?
Every fall, a common question people ask is why Nintendo doesn’t attend the Tokyo Game Show. This year, it apparently will. Sorta. Please don’t get excited. Japanese business research site BCN Retail reports that Nintendo plans to be at this year’s TGS. The show’s official site has confirmed this. The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association puts on the Tokyo Game Show. Nintendo isn’t a regular CESA member (it is, however, a “special supporting member”). Traditionally, Nintendo has sat TGS out, and in the past, it has held its own events. Former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata did give the keynote for the 2005 Tokyo Game Show. He used the event to reveal the Wii Remote. BCN Retail explains that Nintendo will be at TGS on the business days and will be taking meetings for those who schedule advance appointments. Kotaku has followed up with Nintendo but did not hear back prior to publication. It’s not uncommon for game companies … [Read more...] about Nintendo Attending The Tokyo Game Show, But Only For Business Appointments
Up to 1,000 attend Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2018 – generating in excess of quarter of a million euro for the local economy. Event opened up new possibilities within the supply chain to customers and suppliers in Ireland & UK – advancing the capabilities of Industry 4.0. Up to 1,000 delegates visited Ireland’s largest manufacturing supply chain conference and trade exhibition – Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2018 – at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in the course of today (Wednesday, June 13). In its second year, the conference and engineering trade show, hosted by the UK tool technologies trade association – the GTMA in conjunction with LIT, exceeded last year’s attendance thereby helping to generate in excess of a quarter of a million euro for the local economy. The Manufacturing Solutions event was supported by the Syndicat du Décolletage Congress also held in Limerick.Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2018 opened up … [Read more...] about LIT & GTMA host largest ever Irish/UK Manufacturing Supply Chain Conference and Trade Exhibition