The second InfoComm India Exhibition and Summit ended its three-day run on 19 September 2014 on a high note with both exhibitors and visitors lauding the organisers for an outstanding and professionally well-managed show that many regarded as one of the best tradeshows of its kind in India.
“We are gratified by the overwhelmingly positive response and feedback received from exhibitors and visitors during the three-day event,” said Mr Richard Tan, Executive Director of InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. “Notwithstanding it being only the second edition, InfoComm India has become recognised in the industry as the premier platform for the convergence of world-class AV solution providers and a diverse range of end users.”
The show recorded double-digit growth in visitorship, attendance and exhibitors. There were 5,634 visitors comprising AV trade channel professionals and end-users from various verticals, 28% more attendees compared to last year. The number of participants to the Summit also increased by a significant 40% to reach 854, providing fruitful exchange of ideas on AV technologies and innovations. The strong support of 110 exhibitors further attested to the reputation of the show as the industry leading showcase of AV solutions.
Exhibitors and visitors alike were very impressed by the vibrant environment and engagement between solution providers and users. “We saw distinctively meaningful conversations at all the booths in which exhibitors and potential end-users, systems integrators and industry professionals were immersed in exchanging ideas on effective solutions for diverse needs for various verticals,” said Mr Tan.
More than 82% of the exhibitors participated at the InfoComm India Show 2014 for the consecutive second year, and many of them felt that this year’s show was even more beneficial. One such second time exhibitor who voiced this sentiment was Mr Harish A. K., Senior Business Manager of Epson. Said Mr Harish: “Our experience has been better than last year. This has been a good year for Epson and we used InfoComm India as a platform to launch our high lumen projectors. The visitors visiting our booth were key customers from the AV industry who knew what they were looking for – it was a mature crowd. Our counterparts from Japan think InfoComm India 2014 matches international standards. InfoComm India is a professional exhibition which was organised very well. The participation experience was very good.”
First-time exhibitors also applauded the professionalism and superb quality of the event. “This is our first experience at InfoComm India and it matches the international standards. InfoComm has been great and we met with the right audience. We had a lot of partners and dealers visiting our booth. It was well laid out and we are happy with the arrangements. We look forward to our continued association with InfoComm,” said Mr Vibhor Khanna, National Sales Manager Professional Systems Division, Bose Corporation.
InfoComm India 2014 hosted many senior-level purchasers and decision‐makers from diverse industries in both the public and private sectors, including education, enforcement, utility, research institutes and local and state governments. Many of them have voiced their satisfaction and enthusiasm for the vast array of solutions that were showcased and which they were considering to adopt in their organisations. One such happy visitor was Mr K. K. S. Deori, Curator Display, National Museum. He enthused, “It was really a wonderful experience for me participating in this event. The show has been well-managed, organised and quite interactive. The audio‐visual systems, multimedia kiosk, digital display panels, etc., were very useful for museums. Our National Museum in Delhi is undergoing renovations and I am very sure that the equipment will definitely be useful for the modernisation and revamping of these galleries.”
Another professional also found the show a very good learning experience. “As an educationist, I thoroughly enjoyed this technology treat. The audio-visual aids on display were explained to us in a very professional manner. I will cherish the exposure I have gained in this field of technology and I shall endeavour, in my capacity as an educational administrator, to forward its use where applicable for school education. Thanks for the wonderful exposé,” said Mrs Anubhuti Mehta, Assistant Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Gandhinagar.
Riding on the back of the show’s success, more than 90% of the exhibitors have booked space for next year’s show, scheduled from 1 to 3 September 2015. Based on the positive feedback and resounding success this year, the organisers are confident that InfoComm India 2015 has the potential to become even bigger and better.