ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ENTECH DOWN UNDER
22 February 2008
Initial indications from exhibitors suggest a successful ENTECH 2008. Event organiser Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Pty Ltd reports high visitor numbers and positive feedback from exhibitors.“This year the support from the industry was overwhelming”, says Event Manager Louise Brooks. “On February 11, ENTECH opened its doors to a crowded foyer of industry visitors, media and seminar attendees. The initial buzz was encouraging and I am happy to report a 10% increase in visitor attendance with a total number of 3,695 visitors attending ENTECH 2008 over the 3 show days.”
“There was an amazing array of new products and impressive exhibitor displays and, with the help of the industry, ENTECH 2008 also offered visitors a number of seminar and workshop programs – a special thanks to ALIA, InfoComm Academy, Technology For Worship Magazine and the industry professionals associated in organising these programs.”
Shaun Herberg from Yamaha Commercial Audio said, “We were pleased to be part of the strongest ever Yamaha presence at an ENTECH show in 2008. Witnessing the sheer enthusiasm and attentiveness of registered trainees in our PM5D, Network Audio and M7CL/LS9 workshops was very satisfying. Our trainers valued the privilege of conducting their seminars to capacity attendances.”
Dean Stephens from Altronic Distributors said, "As someone who has attended many trade shows, I was impressed by the quality of the visitors and the genuine interest our new products generated. In particular our new Okayo portable PA system - by far the most popular product on our stand"
“Lighthouse Distribution’s inaugural attendance at ENTECH was a great success”, reports Aeriana Lay. “The Lighthouse Bar housed LEDs from DTS and CLS as well as an Optikinetics clock. On either side of the bar were lighthouses with moving fixtures from Clay Paky and DTS.” They demonstrated control of the Chamsys lighting consoles using touch panels from Crestron Control Solutions.
Crestron Control Solutions also demonstrated integration of the CISCO IP Phone with Crestron systems. Also on display was RoomView monitoring, remote control and scheduling software, and The Multimedia Presentation System (MPS) a complete MediaManager solution in a stand-alone box.
“We were very happy with Entech 2008, especially the large amount of visitors who attended for the entirety of the show” said Jason Lewis, National Sales Manager. “We are definitely looking forward to exhibiting at future shows.”
UDG Gear had special guest DJ Carl Cox on the stand on Tuesday the 12th. The UDG team said that the show “provided a nice snapshot of the entertainment technology industry in Australia and gave great insight into what is to come products-wise. It was also a success in raising awareness that DJs such as Carl Cox actually provide vital input into the design and functionality of the bags.”
ULA reported “an unprecedented number of visitors to the ULA stand”, drawn by the exclusive launch of the VuePix High Resolution video screens. The range was an immediate hit, “with orders flooding in right throughout the show. The iLED range sparked great interest – an indicator of how the lighting market is moving. Demonstration and training of W-DMX technology by Wireless Solution’s International Sales Manager Niclas Arvidsson, received a huge response, as did the Australian launch of the new Avolites Pearl Tiger console by Dave Parry.”
Madison Technologies had a much larger presence than in previous years, and a key position in the main hall. “We found that visitors to our stand were mainly quality leads, with many interested in further information or demonstration of the products,” said Lauren Smith.
“One of highlights was the positive feedback we received, with several visitors commenting on the range of products available of which they were previously unaware. There was plently of interest in the Digidesign Venue and Profile consoles, the Momentum digital audio snake from ProCo, ASL Intercom products and both the HRT and Kramer AV solutions. We are confident that many of these leads will result in sales down the track.”
“Overall, the event was a success for Madison Technologies and we have already started to think about how we will build on this success at Entech 2010.”
Audio Telex reported a lot of interest in the new Australian Monitor Rack ‘n’ Roll cases and Turbosound Impact speakers. The other talk-about product was Lab.gruppen’s new PLM Powered Loudspeaker Management System, combining cutting edge technologies from Dolby Lake and Lab.gruppen.
New Technologies and New Markets for the Future
In 2008, ENTECH continued to attract a wide audience of industry professionals, with particular growth in the Houses of Worship market. “The diversity of both exhibitors and attendees was astounding,” said Yamaha’s Shaun Herberg. “The spread of attendees from the touring, theatre, staging, worship, broadcast, studio, education and installation markets provided an invaluable and rare opportunity for us to gain personal contact with potential clients.”
“I was also enthralled by the standard of technology and creativity on display throughout the show, which has set the bar particularly high for ENTECH 2010. We welcome the challenge!”
ENTECH 2010 will run from February 15-17, 2010 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.
About ENTECH: ENTECH is the specialist entertainment technology tradeshow for the entertainment industry, featuring the world’s leading suppliers of professional sound, lighting, audiovisual, broadcast and event staging technology and services.
Held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 11th to 13th, 2008, ENTECH featured over 500 different brands and exhibitors.
ENTECH aims to provide a wide range of solutions for venues, pubs and clubs, corporate spaces, broadcasters, recording studios and places of worship. With everything from microphones to PAs, projectors to plasmas and LED screens, cameras, monitors, mixing desks, lighting rigs, control and automation systems and software, ENTECH has the technology that industry professionals demand.
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