Feeds

No price hike climb-down at CTS

The show must go on

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

The organisers of next year's Computer Trade Show have resisted calls to postpone price increases for exhibition space, but are promising to increase the number and quality of resellers at the event. David Barr, sales manager for CTS organisers iMark, said his company was aiming to get between 6,000 and 6,500 resellers to the event in Birmingham in January. This compares to the 5,000 attendees this year. Speaking at last night's Personal Computer Association meeting, Barr said he wanted to create a "level playing field", but that the company would stick to its plan to increase prices by around 50 per cent across the board. But he guaranteed that prices would stay the same for CTS 2001. Prices will be £275 per square metre for those booking space only, and £325 for those wanting to hire space with stands. Barr said exhibitors who booked space at this year's show would get £25 per square metre deducted from the price. "We inherited a position where many people were receiving ad hoc rates," said Barr. "We want to create a level playing field to take the whole show forward for 2001." Barr said he planned for 100 distributors to exhibit at next year's show, and had already sold 70 per cent of the floor space. But some smaller distributors, like Realtime Distribution, last night said they felt they could not afford the price rises. Last month, a number of resellers petitioned iMark to drop its plans to increase the show's rates. Barr was asked whether it was more important to get big distributors and broad attendance at the show, or to get the right distributors there. He replied: "We have accepted that there will be some people who will not be able to attend with the new rates. But we cannot be all things to all people." ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'
Twenty-nine years later, post-Pepsi exec has flat-forehead moment
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.