Las Vegas, NV (June 14, 2010)--InfoComm has released official statistics for last week’s InfoComm 2010 convention; the event was the second-largest commercial AV show ever held, with 32,002 AV professionals attending from more than 90 countries.
"InfoComm continues to be the one tradeshow where most professional AV service providers make their important buying decisions for the year," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director & CEO, InfoComm International. "The AV marketplace has enthusiastically embraced InfoComm as the place to make their purchasing choices, network with product and service providers, and enhance skills through our robust educational program."
As if to underline that statement, registrations for InfoComm Academy educational courses totaled 6,587 for 2010. Super Tuesday, a full-day of advanced instruction for AV pros, attracted 593 registrants in 2010. The Institute of Professional Development (IPD) attracted 463 registrants.
Attendees come to InfoComm for the diversity of courses on topics ranging from acoustics to videoconferencing. Popular courses were Technology Trends and Fiber Optics for AV. Other popular classes included CTS Prep, CTS-D Prep, and Elements of AV Design. With two-thirds of all of the education sessions being new, participants flocked to classes on sustainability, digital signage and conferencing.
This year, 116 AV professionals took the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam at a local testing center.
In all, there were 925 exhibitors participating at InfoComm this year, up from 832 at InfoComm 09, and exhibitors occupied more than 475,000 net square feet of exhibit and special events space.