What are everyone’s thoughts?
55,000 claimed attendance seems high. I bet it was closer to 50k.
a) This is a continued downward trend since 2014 peak
b) 55k is back to 2008 Vegas numbers (Orlando 2009 48k)
The show needs better segmentation - check out FABTECH - if you don’t need to buy welding, you avoid that section.
If they don’t have enough space - what about 5x10 half booths?
I think the industry is in for continued consolidation. The market needs to contract a lot more.
My article was in SADJ - Thanks Mel for the pictures!