NAB Attendance Up 11%

NAB Attendance Up 11%
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NAB Attendance Up 11%

The NAB says attendance at its just-completed spring convention in Las Vegas was up about 11% from last year.
It estimated attendance at 97,544, compared to last year's 88,020. That show had the smallest turnout since 1995, according to NAB figures tracked by Radio World. Attendance peaked in 2000 at 115,300 people after a big run-up in the 1980s and 1990s.
Of those coming this year, about 23% were international attendees.
Final figures, which typically fluctuate slightly from the NAB's in-show estimates, will be issued later. The NAB's figures are not subject to independent audit.
Several exhibitors and other attendees told RW Online that the radio hall, although smaller in physical size this year, seemed busier than last.
Gary Snow, the president of Wheatstone, a studio equipment manufacturer, said, "We'll write millions of dollars of business from this show."