WASHINGTON, DC The NAB Show was presented with the "Highest Global Participation" award from Trade Show Executive magazine's first annual Gold 100 Gala. Held September 17-19 in Laguna Niguel, Cal., the summit honored the trade shows of 2007 that have set the standard for the exposition industry.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of the NAB Show's role within the global community," said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. "Our international attendance figures have been on the rise for years, as attendees worldwide recognize that the NAB Show is the must-attend global event for content professionals and the electronic media industry."
The 2007 NAB Show garnered 26,824 international attendees from 166 countries. Of the 105,259 people at the 2008 NAB Show, a record-high 28,310 were international attendees, with a 17 percent increase in attendance from South America, 25 percent increase from Eastern Europe, 21 percent from India and 20 percent increase from Central Asia. The total number of international companies exhibiting at the 2008 NAB Show reached 451, representing 28 percent of all 2008 NAB Show exhibitors.
In addition to being recognized as the trade show with highest global participation, the NAB Show was also among a group of 100 expositions honored for the "gold standard" they have set in the trade show industry. All 'Gold 100' recipients will be published in TSE's Gold 100 Directory. For additional information, visit the TSE Web site at www.tradeshowexecutive.com.
The NAB Show is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums.
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.