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Home Entertainment Retail Expo Moving to Baltimore

31 Mar, 2004 By: Jessica Wolf

The Home Entertainment Retail Expo, formerly known as the East Coast Video Show, moves to Baltimore this year, Sept. 21 and 22, leaving its longtime home in Atlantic City.

“Baltimore is an ideal destination and location for the Home Entertainment Retail Expo,” said Liz Crawford, group show director for Home Entertainment Events, which produces the show. “The city is serviced by three airports and is easily accessible via rail or car. Preliminary attendee surveys revealed that the location is ideal to serve not only the mid-Atlantic region but also the areas to the north and south. Also, Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a great attraction and provides a terrific setting for our evening functions.”

The show gets a new name along with its new venue and a revamped focus that will hopefully attract attendees from not only specialty video retail but markets such as convenience stores, toy stores, supermarket chains and mass merchant retailers, according to show organizers.

“The improvements that are being made to the programming of this show reflect the growth and expansion of the industry,” said Carrie Dieterich, spokesperson for Home Entertainment Events. “There will be a new focus on other aspects of the industry such as video games, music and Spanish language programming.”

Home Entertainment Events is owned by Advanstar Communications, which also owns Video Store Magazine.

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