Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest international tradeshow and conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH) held its second Industry Forum last month in St. Petersburg, Fla., proving so popular with both end-users and vendors, that the Fall Forum has now been confirmed for Sept. 18-21.
DSE’s Industry Forum Program brings together top-of-the-line vendors and end-users, the latter of whom confirm ahead of time that they are planning a significant investment in digital signage technologies within 12 to 18 months. End-users who have attended claim their participation has minimized the standard four to 12 months in planning, analysis, research and due diligence and allowed them to fully vet their respective project challenges, in most cases, coming away with a variety of potential solutions and plans to enhance their projects with the latest technologies.
The three-day invitation-only event requires no out-of-pocket cost for end-users with qualified projects, and includes educational workshops, motivational industry keynotes, provides networking opportunities, employing “speed dating” techniques to provide quick introductions, as well as relaxed social gatherings to make it easy to build rapport and establish relationships.
BC Ferries’ project manager for Unified Digital Signage who attended last month, said:
“What an excellent event! Making contacts with other organizations with similar digital signage challenges was invaluable. The 15-minute meetings with each vendor are just right. It's a great opportunity to explain the unique challenges of my organization and advise them of our Digital Signage RFP.” – Darren Brown, project manager, Unified Digital Signage, BC Ferries.
Because it costs nothing to apply and nothing to attend, transportation executives who are planning such an investment in digital signage technologies are encouraged to submit an application that briefly describes their project. Invitations are issued only to those who qualify and are limited to up to 32 end-user guest companies. Those who are interested in be considered for inclusion can go to the DSE website and download the guest form at http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/IndustryForums/Fall2011.aspx
Guests who have already submitted and been confirmed to attend include: Academy Sports & Outdoors, JetBlue Airways, HJP Pavilion at San Jose, LAZ Parking and Seaworld Parks & Entertainment.
The event is also limited to only 16 sponsoring vendors. Among those who have already signed up to support the program are: Christie Digital, Chief Manufacturing, NEC, Peerless Industries, PRN, Saddle Ranch Productions, Samsung and Wireless Ronin.
If on behalf of your company you are interested in sponsoring the fall forum or attending as a hosted end-user guest, please contact Geri Wolff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars now: Digital Signage Expo® 2012, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo, and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for March 6-9, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space on sale now or to attend, contact Chris Gibbs, (770) 649-0300 Ext 17. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2012 updates, use #dse2012.