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121st AES CONVENTION PRESS RELEASE

Exhibition Floor

121st AES CONVENTION SEES 8% JUMP OVER PREVIOUS SF SHOW

NEW YORK:
17,445 attendees and 420 exhibitors departed from San Francisco’s Moscone Center on Sunday, October 8th secure in the knowledge that they had experienced one of the most successful AES Conventions in recent memory.

121st Convention Committee members had successfully mounted a four day program designed to provide valuable insights into the full spectrum of professional audio’s continually expanding bandwidth. From a Robert Scovill keynote address focused on Live Sound, The Heart and Soul of Professional Audio to What’s All This Analog Stuff Anyhow? a Sunday afternoon Master Class presented by Electrical Engineering guru Robert Pease, and Platinum Panels with some of the world’s most successful producers and engineers, the 121st AES Convention provided attendees with the ultimate compilation of educational, historical and cutting-edge technological options.

“One formatting innovation we’ve paid special attention to this year was the introduction of a three-day Technology Expo,” said AES Executive Director Roger Furness. “By concentrating Exhibition Floor activity to three days, exhibitors were able to take full advantage of Convention educational and technical sessions. The final results of this experiment are still being assessed, but initial response has been extremely favorable.”

Convention Chair John Strawn adds that reports indicate more Standing Room Only Workshop, Paper and Master Class sessions than previous shows. He also points to a demographic breakdown which indicates an increase in younger attendees, on the student and professional level. “The technical sessions were packed throughout the entire show,” he said. “This clearly illustrates the content was highly relevant and fully appreciated.”

“Exhibitors seemed very happy with the floor traffic, and many attribute the high number of end-user attendees to the success of our 2nd consecutive Retail Promotion Co-Sponsorship which doubled its number of participants over last year,” Furness adds. “San Francisco is clearly a favored destination city. We booked a record 2000 hotel rooms for this show. “The up-tempo mood on the Exhibition Floor and in the Meeting Room halls clearly reflects a strengthening of the industry’s economic position. We look forward to the 123rd Convention in NY’s Javits Center next October 5-8 with great anticipation,” he concludes.

Photo 1 Day 1 Registration 121st AES Convention, SF Moscone Center

Photos 2 & 3 Main Exhibition Floor 121st AES Convention, Moscone Center, SF


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121st AES CONVENTION          
PRESS RELEASE
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+1 212 777 4711
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121st AES Convention – Moscone Center, San Francisco – October 5 – 8, 2006

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