NAB Show organizers say their exhibitor list has now topped 900 companies, including about 160 first-timers.
While this is well below the 1,600-plus exhibitors that NAB cited when the show was last held in person, it is 50% higher than it was a few weeks ago. Commitments have been firming up in the weeks leading up to the show, as it becomes evident that the pandemic won’t stop the 2022 show from proceeding as planned.
The first day of exhibits is April 24.
Readers planning to attend should note that exhibitors will occupy distinct “destinations” in the LVCC’s North, Central and new West Halls focused on four verticals associated with the content lifecycle.
Create (North Hall) will include companies like Wheatstone, Arrakis and Yellowtec, to name a few for radio.
Create (Central Hall) will include names like Tieline, Comrex, AEQ, DJB and Shure.
Connect (West Hall) will include exhibitors like Inovonics, RCS, Nautel, Xperi, Orban, Moseley, Burk and GatesAir.
Capitalize (North Hall) will include firms like WideOrbit and ENCO Systems
And Intelligent Content (West Hall) will include companies like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, MediaKind and Veritone.
(Here’s the list of radio-related companies from our current issue of Radio World.)
The convention will also feature “experiential zones” in each exhibit hall. NAB describes these as “starting and check-in points where attendees can gain valuable insight into broader industry trends.”
A negative test result or proof of full vaccination will be required for entry by all attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff. Booster shots are not required as part of “full vaccination,” but are recommended.
Masks are also recommended, but not required.