NAB Show New York and Audio Engineering Society to Co-Locate Conventions in 2017

September 13 2016, 10:00
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), producer of NAB Show and Content & Communications World (CCW), featuring SATCON, rebranded the CCW event in 2015 to become “NAB Show New York,” held in early November at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. In 2016, the event co-located with the InfoComm Connections New York. For 2017, NAB Show New York is moving to October, which enables the event to co-locate with the Audio Engineering Society International convention. 

Every two years, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) promotes its annual international convention on the East Coast at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. With a just a few days to go for the 2016 international convention, which takes place in Los Angeles, the AES confirmed that its 2017 event will be co-located with NAB Show New York. The simultaneous events promise to bring over 25,000 audio and video professionals to New York.
The AES annual fall USA Convention will be held October 18-21, 2017 and NAB Show New York will be held October 18-19, 2017. The adjacent location of these events creates the most comprehensive and largest media and entertainment event held on the East Coast with over 600 exhibitors.

“Audio is the expertise of the AES, and NAB Show New York highlights expertise in video and content distribution. For today’s media professionals, it makes perfect sense for these two events to take place side-by-side, complementing each other’s missions, benefiting each other’s memberships and increasing the opportunities for all attendees,” says Bob Moses, Executive Director, Audio Engineering Society.

NAB Show New York showcases the best in next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals, with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, corporate A/V, production and post. In 2015, the event hosted more than 7,200 attendees and 300 exhibitors. When the event was rebranded NAB Show New York in 2015, the decision was taken to expand the focus and penetration of the NAB Show - which happens every year in Las Vegas, NV - whit a unique event in New York – a mecca for the media and entertainment community.

NAB Show, held each April in Las Vegas, is the largest media, entertainment and technology convention in the world, attracting 103,000 attendees and featuring 1,700+ exhibiting companies. NAB Show New York enables attendees to experience a more intimate and focused setting, while the New York locale offers a gateway to Europe and the entire globe as well as easy access for the East Coast region of the U.S.

The Audio Engineering Society is a member organization of audio professionals and students with more than 12,000 members from across the globe. The society’s annual conventions are the largest gatherings of audio professionals in the world and include workshops, tutorials and technical papers. The 2015 AES Convention in New York had nearly 18,500 registrants and 300 audio-centric exhibitors.

“The co-location of NAB Show New York with the AES New York convention will create a powerful, exciting and more comprehensive fall opportunity for media professionals,” says NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “Given the co-dependence of audio and video, we see this as absolutely the right thing to better serve the industry overall. We expect it to drive an enhanced experience for all involved.” |
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