Australia’s entertainment technology and installation show ENTECH CONNECT recorded 1374 visitors in its second year – representing a 20% increase on 2013. Visitors had the opportunity to experience the Live Audio Demo Zone, take advantage of the onsite manufacturers training, and gain exclusive access to some of the industry’s leading names that were presenting at the show.
The education programme continued to be a draw card as seminar attendance was up by 28%. This year’s programme was headlined by lighting and production designer LeRoy Bennett in his very first public speaking presentation, along with other presenters such as Todd Hensley from Schuler Shook Theatre Planners and Joost De Frene of Barco’s LiveDots.
ENTECH CONNECT event manager Stephen Dallimore said: “This is far exceeding our expectations. When we launched this concept of an industry show that was focused on education, onsite training, networking and not just the trade show element, I didn’t expect to see it be embraced so quickly by everyone in only its second year – though it was unfortunate that Melbourne was hit by a cold snap that resulted in a cooler than expected venue. The introduction of the onsite training rooms, more international speakers and opportunities for greater visitor experience has seen our clients report back [that] the quality of attendees was high with several reporting new business opportunities already.”
2015 will be a big year for sister show ENTECH, as it will be celebrating its 21st anniversary and will take place 7-9 July at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney.