At InfoComm 2018 – the first ever InfoComm under the new AVIXA moniker – expectations were high for creating a show that highlights the experience of AV and brings in new integrators, manufacturers, and end users thanks to the new focus.
Those expectations were exceeded at this year’s InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. This year’s show saw a whopping 42,811 attendees. While this falls short of the previous record of 44,077 set in Orlando last year at InfoComm 2017, it represents a significant 10% growth from the previous Las Vegas show.
Other key metrics from InfoComm 2018 give more context to the growth of the show:
- 964 Exhibitors
- 55,000 square feet of show floor space – A new record!
Studies have shown that the global AV market is set to grow 5-percent annually through 2022, and the rise in attendance at shows like InfoComm mirror these findings.
In September of 2017, the AV community was surprised to learn that the organization that runs InfoComm (previously InfoComm International) had shed its former name in favor of a new moniker – AVIXA, or the Audio Visual and Integrated Experience Association. The key word being “experience” as the group wishes to focus on the experience that integrators create for their end user customers.
“Today we recognize AV is at the pinnacle of the user experience,” said InfoComm president Gary Hall, federal strategy, planning and operations leader at Cisco Systems, back in September. “This is where everything comes together. This marks the next milestone for this organization and allows us to deliver lasting value in our industry.”
Surely the rebrand can be viewed as a success given the figures at InfoComm 2018. With the already popular show continuing to see growth, it seems that AVIXA has provided the right experience for attendees as well.
InfoComm 2019 will be held in Orlando – and if this year is any indication, this new record may once again be broken in 2019.