Final NAB 2012 Attendance Below Expectations

24 Apr

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Final NAB 2012 attendance figures released by NAB today show that attendance was 92,112, below the 100,000 mark suggested by NAB officials to the Las Vegas Sun earlier this month and only slight up from the NAB 2011 attendance of 91,932. The 2010 NAB attendance was 88,044, with 2009 NAB final attendance at a dismal 82,650. These numbers in contrast to the NAB attendance for ’08 (105,250) and ’07 (105,259 attendees).  NAB attendance, can be seen as an indicator of economic, & specifically broadcast / pro video, economic performance, and as such is consistent with the weak recovery seen in the industry in the past few years.  Indications form SCRI’s annually updated Broadcast Pro Video Marketplace Reports show that 2013 is looking more promising regarding growth of equipment sales to end users across the board.

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