We noted months ago that attendance was up for last April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas only because international attendance was up sharply. Now the convention has won the "Highest Global Participation" award from Trade Show Executive magazine’s first annual Gold 100 Gala.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of the NAB Show’s role within the global community," said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. The 2007 NAB Show garnered 26,824 international attendees from 166 countries. Of the 105,259 people at the 2008 NAB Show, a record-high 28,310 were international attendees.