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Technology Trade Shows Coming Up in January 2015

International CES 2015

January 6-9, 2015

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NAB Las Vegas

Tradeshow Recap – NAB Las Vegas 7-10 April

An amazing 98,000 visitors attended The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, with the 4 day event bringing together some of the biggest names in electronic media and entertainment, exploring this constantly changing industry and providing the latest ideas from content creation, management, commerce, delivery and distribution and finally consumption.

 

Gordon Smith, the NAB President and CEO opened the eagerly anticipated event, with the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond including Ray Romano and the show’s creator Phil Rosenthal taking to the stage as part of the Television Luncheon to discuss the challenges faced in its early years as well as the huge success of the show, as they accepted induction to the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Insight was also provided into the extensive work and challenges involved in the production of the recent Sochi Winter Olympics, with discussions involving representatives from CBC Television, NBC Sports Group, the Olympic Broadcasting Services, TV 2 Norway and Sports Video Group on their undertakings to enable global coverage of the event.

 

Further awards took place on Day 2 with Steve Harvey, radio and TV personality and bestselling author also inducted into the NAB Hall of Fame.  A key focus of the day was the Future of Broadcasting, with Cloud and Net Neutrality also covered.  Amazon Web Services’ Mark Ramberg presented on the use of Cloud technology for meeting the demands of anytime anywhere content delivery across all devices, as well as uses of the technology in film and broadcast production.  With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rulings on net neutrality, World Without Rules – Is this the End of the Open Internet? proved an interesting discussion, with the pros and cons of the changes proposed and implications to the industry covered.

 

A wealth of stars attended NAB 2014, Norm MacDonald of Saturday Night Live fame and known for his writing, producing and acting roles, together with comedian, producer and director Tom Green, and Criss Angel renowned magician and illusionist, accompanied Cali Lewis of GeekBeat TV in a lively discussion entitled NewTek Presents: Broadcast Minds, exploring the innovative ways in which loyal online audiences can be built along with commercial success, including the production of quality shows specifically created for online consumption.

 

Additional super sessions included a chance to learn more about the massive internet hit Camp Takota, with a feature in Filmmaking in the Age of YouTube, with its stars Grace Helbig and Mamri Hart and producer Michael Goldfine reflecting on the methods used to create, market and distribute this online comedy success which took third place in the iTunes Independent Movie Chart.

 

The Arc@des, ATSC Technology Pavilion, Connected Media World, Studio Experience and Futures Park provided the ideal opportunity to showcase the latest industry developments, with the Startup Loft and Sprockit areas focussing on newly created and market-ready businesses.

 

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Tradeshows in April – 2014

April looks set to be another busy month for tradeshows, here are just a few of those taking place both at home and further afield, offering a chance to catch up with the latest industry innovations and business opportunities.

 

NAB Las Vegas 7-10 April

 

Official Website: http://www.nabshow.com/

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Centre

Opening Hours: 9am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9am-2pm Thursday

Overview: The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show welcomes over 93,000 visitors and 1600+ exhibitors to the world’s largest electronic media and entertainment marketplace, with multiple industries represented at the show.  With the tagline “Where Content Comes to Life” NAB covers the latest technology for content creation and delivery, with exhibitors confirmed at the event including:

  • Cinegy
  • Flanders Scientific Inc.
  • Sony Electronics
  • Tektronix Inc.
  • Tightrope Media Systems
  • Vocalbooth.com Inc.

 

FOE Tokyo 2014 16-18 April

 

Official Website: http://www.foe.jp/en/

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

Opening Hours: 10am-6pm Wednesday, Thursday, 10am-5pm Friday

Overview: FOE Tokyo 2014 is the 14th Fiber Optics Expo, 1 of 4 events which form the Photonix Expo, with the Laser & Application, Optics and Optical Measuring/Analytical System Expos all running concurrently.  As well as showcasing leading edge technology, the extensive Conference Programme looks set to cover areas such as Cutting Edge Evolving Optical Fibre and Cable Technology, Latest Developments in Software Defined Optical Networking, Advances in Cloud Services and Optical Transmission for Data Centres.  Global leading organisations participating include:

  • Fujitsu Optical Components Ltd
  • NTT Electronics Corp
  • IBM Research GmbH
  • NEC Labs America Inc.
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp
  • Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
  • Hitachi Ltd

 

Service Desk and IT Support Show 29-30 April

 

Official Website: http://www.servicedeskshow.com/

Venue: Earls Court, London

Opening Hours: 9.30am-5pm

Overview: Closer to home The Service Desk & IT Support Show takes place in April, providing the ideal opportunity to identify ways of reducing operational costs and gaining expert advice on improving your business with over 250 IT service management solutions presented at the event. With interactive workshops, seminar programmes and panel discussions all featuring over the 2 days, the show also provides excellent networking opportunities and names already confirmed to exhibit include:

  • Hewlett Packard
  • Global Technology Solutions
  • ManageEngine
  • Service Desk Institute
  • TATA Consultancy Services

 

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