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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2006
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Dennis Wharton
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Foreign Delegations Highlight Global Interest in NAB2006

WASHINGTON, DC - NAB announced that 67 international delegations are scheduled to attend NAB2006 in Las Vegas. Many of the international delegations attend the NAB Show through NAB's continuing partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and their International Buyer Program. The NAB spring convention is one of the few U.S. trade shows that the DOC chooses to work with year after year.

"The NAB Show is the global event for electronic media drawing attendees from all over the planet," said NAB Senior Vice President, Conventions and Expositions Chris Brown. "Most shows in North America draw between 5 and 10 percent of their participation from overseas, while for us the figure is more than 20 percent."

At NAB2005, nearly 23,000 attendees representing over 134 countries traveled from outside the U.S., and based on pre-registration numbers for NAB2006, a large international contingent is expected once again at this year's Show. NAB2006 has attracted 14 new delegation leaders escorting groups from as far away as Mongolia and New Zealand. International delegations are organized by U.S. Embassies, Consulates or specialized tour operators who manage the logistics for obtaining visas, hotel rooms, travel and registration. In addition some delegations will arrange translations of select sessions for their attendees. For more information about international delegations, click here, or if you would like to find out more about creating or joining a delegation, contact Margaret Cassilly with the NAB at +1-202-429-3189 or mcassilly@nab.org.

In addition to a strong presence of international attendees, the exhibit floor for NAB2006 will host more than 300 international exhibitors. Companies will showcase cutting edge technology and services for the electronic media industry in each area of the exhibit floor: TV/Video/Film, Multimedia, Outdoor Equipment & Media, Radio/Audio, Satellite Technologies and RTNDA. Many of these companies will be featured in six international pavilions: Bavarian Pavilion, Belgian Pavilion, China Manufacturer's Pavilion, France-Bretagne International Pavilion, Korean Pavilion & DMB Zone, and the UK/US Partners Pavilion.

NAB2006 will take place April 22 - 27, 2006 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 24). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.

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