2002 VSDA Convention Set for July 16-18 in Las Vegas10 Sep, 2001 By: Hive News
The 21st annual Video Software Dealers Association convention, which had been postponed from its original January 2002 date, will take place July 16-18, 2002, at the Sands Expo Center/Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
"Our most recent survey of attendees and exhibitors indicated an overwhelming preference for a summer show, and Las Vegas remains thenumber one choice among attendees and exhibitors," said VSDA president Bo Andersen.
"Retailers indicated that the summer was a better time for them to attend the show because additional help for their stores was more readily available than in January when schools are in session and many planned summer vacations around the VSDA convention. Some retailattendees also indicated that early January remains a busy post-holiday time in their stores," Andersen said.
"July also offers attendees and exhibitors a substantial cost savings over January because hotel room rates and air travel are less expensivein the summer," said Elizabeth Waiksnis, Home Entertainment Events/Advanstar showdirector. Home Entertainment Events is the joint venture between the VSDA and Advanstar Communications (parent company of Video Store Magazine and its Web site Hive4media.com) that produces the show.
As announced earlier, the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo will continue to take place Jan. 9-11 at the Sands Expo in conjunction with the ConsumerElectronics Show, but show organizers expect that the summer show will continue to have an adult floor.