(This article originally appeared in the January 2011 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY)
Next month is ITEXPO (News - Alert), the big show put on by Technology Marketing Corp., the parent company of this magazine. It’s consistently been a strong show about which I hear nothing but good reviews. And it’s in sunny Miami, which is a pretty attractive spot to many folks, particularly in early February. So we hope to see you there.
As discussed in our marketing materials for the show, ITEXPO is the event with an educational program that teaches resellers, enterprises, SMBs, and government agencies how to select IP-based voice, video, fax, and unified communications to purchase or resell. It's where service providers learn how to roll out services their subscribers are clamoring for – and to do profitably. And ITEXPO is forum at which buyers, sellers, resellers, and manufacturers convergence to forge and strengthen relationships, and to close deals.
ITEXPO will take place from Feb. 2 through 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, although you might want to consider arriving a bit earlier to catch some of our pre-conference programs, such as the event Ingate is sponsoring Feb. 1 to educate service providers about how they can leverage E-SBC solutions to support SIP trunking as well as expand their market penetration and revenue opportunities by offering services tied to other applications such as videoconferencing. (For more information about this, see the E-SBCs feature in this magazine, and check out this link.)
Of course, this is just one of the many ITEXPO-affiliated events at this show, which is packed with education, training and networking opportunities related to several hot topics. ITEXPO East will feature nearly a dozen collocated conferences, including:
* Business Video Expo
* Cloud Communications Summit
* M2M Evolution Conference
* SIP Tutorial
* Smart Grid Summit
* Social CRM Expo
* Telecom One-on-One
For more about what to expect at these collocated events, check out the columns starting on page xx by some of the collocated event organizers.
ITEXPO, and all that goes along with it, never fails to satisfy those that attend, exhibit and organize events around it. Indeed, our most recent event, ITEXPO in Los Angeles, broke every previous attendance record for the West Coast version of ITEXPO – with more than 215 exhibiting companies, 366 speakers, 5,800 conference and expo attendees, and almost 100 members of the media participating.
As Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), TMC’s CEO and group editor in chief, said after that event: "We're thrilled with the continued growth of ITEXPO… and we'll continue to expand ITEXPO with new and relevant content areas that interest our community, and we're looking forward to bringing things to an even higher level this coming February in Miami."
We hope you’ll be among the count for ITEXPO East in February.
To register, visit: http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference/east-11/overview/e11-registration.aspx
For information about exhibiting, visit: http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference/east-11/e11-contact-us.htm
To review the conference program, visit: http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/conference/east-11/attendees/e11-conferences.aspx
See you there!
Edited by Stefania Viscusi