Comdex (Computer Dealer Expo) was a legendary trade-show held in Las Vegas from 1979 to 2003. It was one of the largest computer trade-shows in the world before its demise in 2004.
Now the Comdex brought back by Everything Channel, a UBM company as a virtual event designed exclusively for the global technology sales channel.
Everything Channel is returning COMDEX to its original vision as Computer Dealer Expo, an event designed exclusively for the technology sales channel, a community that drives $424 billion or two-thirds of technology sales in North America. (Source: Dataquest)
The virtual COMDEX will be built on a globally-enabled virtual event technology platform which will feature the city of Las Vegas and its neon lights - but no cross town traffic, no unruly crowds and no taxi cab lines.
I am seeing virtual trade-shows already since a while as the future. For media like I4U News it does not make even sense to attend CES anymore. The cost are not worth the value of being on the show floor. Everything is basically announced before hand and without a huge video crew there is no way to offer interesting content. I definitely would attend a virtual trade-show to connect with vendors about their new products and get virtual (video) demonstrations. This clearly ads value, while cutting costs.
I am registering for the virtual Comdex 2010 right now.
The virtual Comdex 2010, scheduled to take place November 16-17, 2010, will offer a progressive platform for technology vendors to connect with new business, new revenue streams and monetize new opportunities.
It will also provide a forum for the sellers of technology to visit with technology vendors to view new products and technology roadmaps.
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- The key components of COMDEX include:
- The Grand Hall of Masters will showcase the events keynote speakers.
- The Conference Hall will offer technical, product, channel and business training for the sellers of technology through a wealth of content and conference tracks. Everything Channel journalists and analysts as well as technology industry leaders will present sessions.
- The Exhibit Hall will offer booths and pavilions where technology vendors can meet with technology sellers to communicate strategies, product value and programs.
- Hospitality Suites will be available to host private meetings, briefings and cocktail parties with customers, partners and media.
- The Media Room will host registered journalists and industry analysts and will provide exhibitors with a venue to brief media contacts.
- The CRN Test Center will offer live reviews and demos of the industry’s most compelling and leading-edge technology solutions.