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July 19th, 2016

Live From New York It's The NAB Show

With more than 300 exhibitors who exemplify some of the world's leading brands and companies, the time has arrived to start planning for the 2016 NAB Show in New York City.

Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and held from November 9th through the 10th at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, the 2016 NAB Show New York will feature an enhanced show floor with new attractions, pavilions and an expanded list of exhibiting companies.

NAB acquired Content & Communications World (CCW) in 2014, and in 2015 reintroduced that event as NAB Show New York. The event, featuring SATCON (an event-within-the-event focused on satellite technology), draws more than 7,000 attendees and includes more than 80 educational sessions that focus on the intersection of media, entertainment and technology.

Debuting at NAB Show New York this year are multiple new experiences, some of which originated at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. These include VR Village, featuring advances in virtual reality technology; Connected Media|IP, a community of exhibits dedicated to exploring the continuing evolution of mobile, social and cloud services; and Innovation Lab, where entrepreneurs demonstrate innovative products and services providing critical solutions for the media industry. NAB Show New York will also feature a new Drone Pavilion, where attendees can learn about and operate the latest drone technology.

New for 2016, 50+ educational sessions will be held on five Inspiration Stages located throughout the show floor. Each stage will feature 30-minute sessions on topics such as New York film and television productions, live events, news, innovation investments, advanced advertising, over-the-top content, virtual reality and satellite technology. Additionally, the show floor will feature an area dedicated to networking and interacting with session speakers and panelists. Finally, the Post|Production Conference will expand with three new workshops highlighting drones, 4K and high dynamic range production.

The co-located InfoComm Connections will feature four new conferences, including The New Learning Technology Landscape; Exceptional Corporate Events; Digital Signage Summit, produced by Invidis Consulting; and Collaborate, produced by InfoComm and IMCCA. InfoComm International is the global trade association representing the commercial audiovisual and information communications industries.

NAB Show New York will comprise 300+ exhibitors, featuring some of the world's leading brands and companies, including Adobe, Avid, BlackMagic Design, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, and Sony, many of which are expanding their presence and bringing cutting-edge innovations to the show. First-time exhibitors include Akamai, Arista Networks, CCPIT.ECC, Draco Broadcast and IBM Cloud Video.

Chris Brown, the NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations, is of the opinion these are positive developments that illustrate the dynamic nature of this industry—the new branding has allowed for the power of NAB Show and the NAB Show community to be leveraged to offer an enriched experience for attendees as they explore the latest and most important trends in broadcast, media and entertainment in the world’s most media-centric city.

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