ITEX ’08 Breaks Attendance Records In Las Vegas With Ramped Up Exposition28 Feb, 2008
ITEX ’08 Breaks Attendance Records In Las Vegas With Ramped Up Exposition
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Feb 27. On Feb 20-21 in Las Vegas, NV, ITEX (Information Technology Education & Exposition), the innovative and ever-expanding tradeshow for dealers, resellers and VARS in the Digital Document Technology and Business Solutions arena, held a ramped up, well-attended and successful tradeshow. ITEX is the can't-afford-to-miss annual event for providers seeking innovative product, new vendor partnerships, and strategic education tracks to acquire more tools to revamp business models for profitable enterprise.
ITEX '08 engaged nearly 3,200 decision-making professionals over a 2-day event, with attendees converging on a 100,000+ sq. ft. show floor with close to 250 exhibit booths of leading vendors, including an increase in high-profile manufacturers who wanted a large presence at the 2008 show. In addition, the industry's best track experts, notable industry professionals of merit, readily pumped up the education sessions to new levels with sessions on adaptable information to help providers grow their business.
Huge opportunities still exist in the industry's channel of $40 billion. “Once again, and each consecutive year, we attract more providers which attracts more vendors," says Marc Spring, founder of ITEX and publisher (now with Questex Media) of three industry-related magazines, including imageSource, document imaging’s leading magazine which, for the third season, awarded eight Perfect Image Awards to selected dealers for outstanding achievements in a given category. The notable Dealer of the Year award went to Impact Networking in Illinois. The Industry Award Reception was well attended and sponsored by ITEX Partner-Sponsor Oki Data, and MWAi.
"Our extended show floor space included two new pavilions this year: a Wide-Format and a Mailing Systems pavilion, attracting real interest as value-adds to increasing your portfolio,” acknowledges Spring. “ITEX has grown tremendously in 8 years, having added international vendors from China and Japan. Our attendee turnout this year was above last year, indicating ITEX consistently provides a successful venue to attend for those in document solutions, which is why many exhibitors already resigned for booths next year, to secure their space for 2009.”
When ITEX began its first show in 2001, it housed just 81 vendors. Today, it’s one of the USA’s largest and most effective multi-channel expos of its kind. Early signals for 2009 indicate it will house an even larger number of exhibitors and will continue with the added pavilions due to good turnout. Next year’s plans indicate adding even more dimensions to broaden the “ITEX Experience.”
ITEX has become an annual mainstay for digital copier/printer dealers, VARs, resellers, vendors in software, hardware, parts and supplies, and dealer consulting services.