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By InfoComm International� - January 10, 2007

InfoComm 07 offers increased international appeal thanks to International Buyer Program and exclusive benefits for overseas attendees

FAIRFAX, Va. -- InfoComm International� will be rolling out the red carpet for AV professionals to travel from around the world to InfoComm 07 in Anaheim, California. Through the added support of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program, InfoComm is offering new Show highlights and benefits for international travelers to make it easier and more attractive for them to travel to the Show, which will be held June 19-21, 2007.

InfoComm, the world's leading audiovisual (AV) and information communications systems tradeshow, attracted 26,000+ attendees in 2006, with many attending from over 80 countries. Exhibit Surveys and Expo Magazine rated the Show No. 1 in 2005 for attendee buying power among leading technology shows.

Manufacturers, dealers, AV and information technology professionals from around the globe typically attend InfoComm to explore and buy new technologies, advance their professional skills, network, and conduct business.

Over 770 innovators of modern information communications technologies and electronic systems will be on hand with more than 10,000 products and integrated solutions for the professional and residential markets. InfoComm is renowned for its systems approach to projection, display, audio, video, controls and interfacing, lighting, conferencing, furniture, racks and services, all of which are glamorously presented on 425,000 net sq. feet (129,540 m) of exhibit, demo and special event space.

Highlights of InfoComm 07

InfoComm is a world-class event catering to its multinational audience with specialty pavilions, including Audio Systems, Unified Collaborative Conferencing, Digital Signage, and Lighting and Staging.  The Large Venue Display Gallery is back, presenting some of the latest and brightest high-resolution displays and projection solutions. 

International guests of InfoComm 07 can also take advantage of Behind-the-Scenes AV Technology Tours at local venues; Super Monday, an exciting day of intensive instructional audiovisual training programs; InfoComm  Academy's� Institute for Professional Development, world-renowned, multi-day AV career-building courses; and over 200 educational sessions led by industry experts.

InfoComm and the International Buyer Program

InfoComm International� demonstrated its international appeal when it was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to take part in the International Buyer Program (IBP) for 2005, 2006, and once again for 2007. International Buyer Program shows, like InfoComm, provide a venue for U.S. companies to expand their sales into the international market. InfoComm earned IBP affiliation because of the Show's export potential, international interest, U.S. exhibitor offerings, stature, exhibitor interest, logistics support and overseas marketing efforts. The Show is supported internationally by such leading companies as Barco, Bose, Canon, Christie Digital, Hitachi, JBL, JVC, Meyer Sound, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Polycom, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Shure, Sony, Tandberg, Telex and Yamaha.

As part of the International Buyer Program, the DOC United States and Foreign Commercial Service is promoting the Show to potential international buyers, end users, representatives and distributors in over 74 countries representing America's major trading partners.

Benefits for International Attendees

Overseas AV pros who attend InfoComm 07 through the Show's IBP delegation program will be eligible for exclusive benefits. Benefits include:

  • Complimentary 3-day exhibits only registration (a $100 USD value)*
  • Two complimentary InfoComm Academy seminars (a $398 USD value)*
  • Invitations to an International Reception co-hosted by InfoComm exhibitor international sales representatives
  • Unlimited access to the International Business Center featuring multilingual attendants, interpreters, business services including Internet access, copy and fax machines, conference rooms, refreshments and matchmaking system
  • Special invitation to the InfoComm opening event on Monday evening, 18 June
  • Special VIP international delegate “IBP” identification ribbon and registration badge

*Discount does not apply to other packages.  Only two-hour seminars are eligible for this offer subject to availability.  Sessions offered in English.

If you're an AV professional living outside the U.S. and would like to join an International Buyer Program delegation to InfoComm, contact the Commercial Section of your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  Learn more about InfoComm 07 at www.infocommshow.org

About InfoComm International

InfoComm International� is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 4,100 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 70 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV market research and news. Its training and education programs, along with its separately administered Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) and corporately administered Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP) company credentials, set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also co-sponsors the Integrated Systems show in Europe and the InfoComm Asia shows incorporating Integrated Systems China and Asia. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.

Contact:
Betsy Jaffe
Public Relations Director
703-279-6385
bjaffe@infocomm.org