The conference and trade show, which ran Feb. 11-13, drew more than 4,000 attendees, of which over 42 percent were end users, the primary prospects that DSE’s exhibitors want and need to see. 1,813 exhibitor personnel attended, bringing DSE’s total attendance to over 5,800.
Of that combined total, 29.85 percent, or 1,195 traveled to DSE from outside the US, attracting total attendance from 67 different countries including: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Columbia, China, the United Kingdom, Australia and Taiwan.
Among the over 200 exhibiting companies, 56 were exhibiting for the first time and 44 were from international markets, expanding the show floor to just over 70,000 net square feet, an increase of 13 percent over 2013.
Transit professionals who attended the show were enthusiastic about the education and information available to attendees, seeing the newest innovative technologies first hand, and the professional networking opportunities available at DSE, as:
“This year's convention proved once again that there is no other singular show where everyone from the most experienced digital network operator to the newbie can learn something new, make a new discovery or a new contact. From the 4K screens to the new players and upgrades to the content management systems, once again DSE wowed me," said Paul J. Fleuranges, senior director of corporate and internal communications, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Chris Gibbs, President and COO of ExpoNation LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo said, “In spite of extreme weather that suppressed attendance, many of our educational conferences sold out and the trade show floor were busy both days.” He added, “Weather is the reason that DSE 2015 will be held March 10-12 next year, which will also allow us to expand our educational offerings for 2015.”