NAB officials claim attendance rise

Organiser estimates seven percent rise on 2009 figures.
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Although NAB 2010 concluded on April 16, several professionals from the Middle East who attended the show have been stranded in the US owing to flights disrupted by the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

According to NAB figures that were released on April 14, the number of registered attendees for the show was 88,044 as opposed to 82,650 in 2009. The figures were based on pre-show and onsite registration although final numbers haven’t been released yet.

“Content professionals from across the globe turned out in force at the NAB Show, and we're delighted by the extraordinarily positive feedback from both attendees and exhibitors," said NAB executive vice president Dennis Wharton.

"The uptick in attendance and dazzling technology on display here in Las Vegas demonstrates again the NAB Show's enduring popularity and status as the premiere global event for the content marketplace."

One attendee, who did not want to be named, however, commented that “the show seemed a bit quieter than previous years” and “a portion of the South Hall was closed”.

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