Feeds

CeBIT attendance numbers up – honest

It's just we built more space between the people, says The Management

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

The CeBIT management, answering a question from The Register this morning, claimed that attendance on the first day of the show was up four per cent. The fact that the exhibition halls were less crowded was put down to there being four more halls to disperse attendees. In addition, the management said that the first day usually has fewer attendees than the second, fourth and fifth days, so the whole picture is not yet known. German economic conditions may take their toll. Certainly access to press liquid refreshment area was much easier this year. The number of German exhibitors decreased marginally this year for the first time from the pre-historic decline in 1981, but foreign exhibitor numbers (39 per cent of the total) were marginally up to give a total of 7,341 occupying some 400,000 square metres. The greatest growth was seen in the software sector (now 2,644) and the telecoms sector (now 1,053, with a 20 per cent growth, making CebBIT bigger than the Geneva telecoms show). By country, after the Germans come the Taiwanese, the Americans, and the Brits, with The Netherlands pipping the French. Since CebBIT is the largest trade fair of any kind in the world, attendance figures are an interesting measure of how patterns in the industry are changing. It may be that the Internet is resulting in a reduction of trade fair attendance - something that was evident at the US Comdex shows. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Hey, Scots. Microsoft's Bing thinks you'll vote NO to independence
World's top Google-finding website calls it for the UK
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.