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


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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
  • Inc.


FOE Tokyo 2014 16-18 April


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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


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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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