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NAB Show Gets Underway, West Hall Opens

A long-awaited return after three years

The 2022 NAB Show kicked off on Sunday after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

At 10 a.m., show attendees streamed into the North and Central exhibition halls. This year, however, the Las Vegas Convention Center also had an exciting new addition to offer.

Sunday morning, NAB President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt and Chris Brown, NAB’s VP of global connections and events, cut the ribbon commemorating the show’s expansion into West Hall, which was under construction when broadcasters last visited.

While exhibitors and broadcasters alike expressed their excitement for the NAB Show’s return in recent months, the turnout this year is significantly smaller than in years past. NAB spokeswoman Ann Marie Cumming said the show organizers estimate attendance will be around 55,000; in comparison, in 2019, the number of registered attendees was 91,460, with 92,912 attendees in 2018.

Many exhibitors came with fewer staff and had smaller booths than normal. Radio manufacturers are more spread out this year, rather than mostly concentrated in a Radio Hall. There are familiar radio manufacturers to be seen in all three of the major halls.

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A flurry of esteemed speakers and new products will highlight this year’s “reimagined” event. Stay up to date on it all by checking out Radio World’s NAB Show News Page.

The NAB Show runs from April 24 – 27.