Chris Brown of NAB | Interview snippets from NAB BuZZ 2019 podcasts with Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan: It‚Äôs the end of day three but the person sitting next to me is responsible for all six days of NAB. His name is Chris Brown. He‚Äôs the Executive Vice President for Convention and Business Operations for NAB. Chris, as always, it‚Äôs wonderful to see you in the booth. Thanks for letting us be here and welcome.
Chris Brown: Good to see you as well, Larry. Great to be here.
Larry Jordan: So tell me what, let‚Äôs get right to the stats. Did anybody show up this year?
Chris Brown: A couple, we‚Äôre happy to say. Yeah, it actually has been a great turnout for this year, you know, and overall over 90,000 again. Last year, we‚Äôre about almost 93,000. This year, it‚Äôs probably going to be similar but between 92,000 and 93,000. Good news is that the mix of folks who are coming shifted a little bit. And actually from an attendee perspective, so content creators, distributors of folks that are walking the aisles and looking at all the cool stuff here, that number is actually up about 3.5%, 4%. So that‚Äôs a good thing to hear.
Larry Jordan: Well, one of the things that we‚Äôve enjoyed a lot as we switched our stage so that now we‚Äôre able to look out over the entire trade show, which just continues to blow me away at how extensive it is, but more importantly how many people there are. I mean it‚Äôs not just clustered of one or two booths. They‚Äôre just wandering everywhere which is exactly what you want to see. There‚Äôs one person was saying earlier today, he‚Äôs wasn‚Äôt expecting too many people to show up, and five minutes after the door has opened, he was swamped. So, this is exactly what you want to have happen at the show.
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