By GORDON SMITH
SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
The 2015 NAB Show, the world’s largest gathering of media and entertainment professionals, celebrates its 25th consecutive year in Las Vegas this week. Your city has been a gracious host over the years, and our attendees have enjoyed the warm hospitality shown to us.
This year’s NAB Show is shaping up as one of our best ever. Upward of 100,000 attendees from around the globe have joined us, with nearly a third coming from outside the U.S. Attendees are exploring 1 million square feet of exhibit space featuring products and services from more than 1,700 companies, including 244 exhibiting for the first time. Add an impressive display of prominent speakers, panelists and honorees, and it is quickly apparent why the NAB Show is the “can’t miss” convention for the Hollywood post-production community and other movers and shakers in the media content world.
The NAB Show is exploring innovations and technologies that are changing how consumers receive content. Case in point: Our first-ever Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion, where dozens of aerial robotics companies are demonstrating their wares. Broadcasters view drones as an innovative way to cover breaking news in hard-to-reach locations; this show is the premiere venue for education on utilizing unmanned aerial devices as a journalism tool for the 21st century, while respecting public safety and privacy concerns.
This year, NMX (New Media Expo) is co-located with the NAB Show, with thousands of bloggers, podcasters, streamers and other new media creators in attendance as the convention explores the changing ways conversations are being shaped online.
We’re also excited to once again host SPROCKIT, which pairs start-up entrepreneurial ventures with industry-leading companies. Thirty new SPROCKIT companies have joined us this year in hopes of jump-starting their businesses. Read More