“There were opportunities at every turn for companies to expand their businesses and to refine and improve their existing lines.”
The International Sign Association (ISA) reports that its 2014 Sign Expo, held April 24-26 in Orlando, broke attendance and exhibit-hall records for that locale. Attendance topped 18,110, up more than 10 percent versus 2012, the last time the show was held in Orlando. Total exhibit hall space, at 198,900 square feet, was also a record-breaker for Orlando, up five percent from 2012, the association reports. More than 580 companies were represented on the show floor.
“There is no doubt that ISA International Sign Expo 2014 was an unqualified success,” says Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “There were opportunities at every turn for sign companies to expand their businesses and to refine and improve their existing lines. Clearly, many took advantage of those opportunities and exhibitors reported strong sales. That is just another signal that the on-premise sign industry is stronger than ever.”
Other 2014 Sign Expo highlights:
• The Dynamic Digital Park included 12 new exhibitors and was 34 percent larger than in 2013;
• The Hosted Buyer Program, which brings designers and architects to the show, doubled in size versus 2013;
• Overall attendance at educational events was up 34 percent from 2012; and
• The 2014 event included a record number of co-located events, reports the association, including Almo E4 A/V Tour, the Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association, and an event co-sponsored by the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD).
ISA International Sign Expo 2015 is scheduled for April 8-11, 2015 , in Las Vegas.