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Las Vegas Trade Show recap: January 2016

If you’ve followed this blog for a while you know we try to update after every show. But this year we are short staffed and just don’t have the time so I thought we’d recap at least the month of January in one post.

One of the best shows for geeks like the B-T-B team is #CES2016 – What’s new in the world of consumer electronics. This year 3D printing continued its domination of the show but healthcare apps and drones were also a huge presence. But the big announcement that dominated the show was the  reveal of the Faraday Futures electric cars CES2016_Faraday_Futuresthat are going to be built in North Las Vegas. Also turns out all 3  candidates for the Dem President were in Vegas and at CES. It was pretty wild.

Other shows we attended were NSSF’s #ShotShow 2016 – I did manage to snag a cute pic of  a service dog whose owner was thoughtful enough to equip with noise cancelling ear protection at the firing range.ShotShow

Lots of celebrities show up at the Shot Show – mostly what they have are new gear and accessories. It’s expanding to include other outdoor sports besides just guns and rifles.  Lots of survival gear and various groups trying to get new members. I am trying to objectively view a show that I attend for work purposes but disagree with the content.  Of course I have no problem attending AVN which was held at the same time this year. Perhaps that was intentional due to the fall off of interest from the CES attendees in previous years and the resurgence of rhetoric that have made the exhibitors at ShotShow wealthier and more likely to spend $$ looking at their dream girls. Who knows.

Some of the other highlighted shows are Design Week in Vegas – Combining Surfaces, KBIS & IBS with the Las Vegas Market. It is an visual overload of what’s new in commercial and home design. We try to spend at least one day at each event but this year we were contracted to orchestrate a social media event called a blog-around where a group of bloggers in home design were invited to visit designated booths, collect swag and get a preview of whats new in appliances, accessories and furniture. We started the morning with cupcakes and champagne – and ended with cocktails. Great & fun event.

We ended the month with World of Concrete – everything you ever wanted to know about aggregates could be found there. Again this year recycled concrete and renewables dominated  the show – many new apps that helped with time management to load measurement and tracking.


We have more pics but must hit the show floor tomorrow. – Thanks for reading check back for updates. and don’t forget to share this blog with your colleagues. ##



Las Vegas: International Consumer Electronics Show – CES – CEA

Just a sampling of the many 3D Printing offerings. Simply amazing!

Las Vegas: International Consumer Electronics Show – CES – CEA

CES is the International Consumer Electronics Show from CEA, the Consumer Electronics Association, and it’s still the biggest jamboree on the trade show annual circuit.  Revenues for the CE industry are projected to grow three percent in 2015 to reach an all-time high of $223 billion.  The 2015 CES was, we heard, the largest show in history with more than 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space featuring 3,600 exhibitors, including a record number of startups. Innovators showcased the latest technologies across categories like automotive electronics, personalized health care solutions, unmanned vehicles, connected devices, 3D printers and gaming. As the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, more than 170,000 industry professionals, including more than 45,000 from outside the USA, convened to engage in the hands-on experience of interacting with the next generation of technology.  A lot of the buzz was around so-called ‘wearable’ electronics.  Hey, careful with that tray, lady… I don’t include coffee and donuts on my list of “wearables”…. #CES2015

New York City: Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo – SATCON

SATCON is the Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo.  We’re talking about an expo that has grown in size and scope by fifty percent each year, and features a wide variety of hardware, software and service providers to hook up with and interrogate for their best fix on solutions to pressing problems.  More than 50 new companies joined the CCW+SATCON Expo this year, offering the opportunity to explore and compare solutions for satellite-enabled communications, terrestrial wireless, mobile and hybrid technologies for global communications, content delivery, and distribution. Exhibiting companies were there in plenty, showcasing everything from satellite amplifiers, antennas, down/up converters, modems, network management hardware and software, RF over microwave, switches and test equipment, engineering services, IP Network Solutions, military satcom applications, mobile data, and of course satellite services.  This was an Expo that featured the latest satellite, fiber, broadband, wireless and hybrid network technologies for government, military, broadcasters, telecomms and commercial enterprise firms.  Kirk to Enterprise, come in…. #ccwsatcon

Vegas: #CES2014 Consumer Electronics Association 2014

We opted this year to curate our photos for CES since we take like over 600 of them between all of #TeamVegas.

Here is #CES2014 Set1.1 in a tight little collage.
1. Welcome to CES2014
2. Bitcoin ATM by Lamassu corp
3. Solar powered drones & Booth Bunny by DJI Innovations
4. 3D printed Darth Maul action figure 3D systems
5. Smart Phone breathalyzer for iPhone & Android ACEN’s A-ScanTM
6. Edible Chocolate by Chefjet
7. Eureka Park Innovation pavilion
8. Interchangeable & stacking servers by Razor
9. Jump drives as press kits
10. Mini Industrial drone by Parrot
11. Curved screen TV by LG (and hidden booth bunny)
12. Ghost of Michael Jackson teaching dance moves
13. NextGen Geeks asking great questions at Otter Box booth.

More to follow. Watch this Space.

New York City: NYXpo New York Business Expo & Conference

“The New York Business Expo and Conference claims to be the Northeast’s biggest business trade show, conference and networking event for business owners, executives and budding entrepreneurs. NYXpo was a one-day event that provided small & mid-sized businesses with opportunities to grow, we were told. What topics were covered? Communications, for starters, with sessions like Demystifying Cloud Computing: 3 Ways Cloud Technologies Can Help You Run a Better Small Business. Another popular topic was Smart Phones, Social Media, Email and You: How to Successfully Manage Your Time, Your Communication and Your Life in 60 minutes or less. Still hungry for knowledge? Delegates could learn What Every Small Business Owner & Employee Needs to Know About Healthcare Reform, and How to Run My Small Business Anywhere, on any Device, at any Time, Using the Cloud. So that’s where their heads were, in the cloud….” Now if ONLY we could do something about the lack of affordable housing.

Atlanta: SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2013

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo bills itself as the cable telecommunications engineering show of the year, hosting nearly 9,800 attendees and providing the opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest in cable telecommunications technology, products and services. Cable professionals from around the globe assembled in Atlanta to share innovation and best practices, whether they were engineer, company vice president or a sales and marketing professional. There were special workshops for IP/IT professionals, RF/optical engineers, network and field operations types… There was a special session on Reference Design Kit (RDK), a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for powering IP or hybrid set-top boxes (STBs) and gateway devices for CE manufacturers, SoC vendors, and other software developers and system integrators. Hey, wait your turn, I’m just integrating some systems for this software developer…