Overwhelming Positive Feedback Received for the CSI Show
Attendee and exhibitor feedback was overwhelmingly positive and attendance met expectations for both The CSI ShowTM & Convention, held April 21-24 in Chicago at McCormick Place, and the co-located TFM ShowTM.
Both The CSI Show & Convention and The TFM Show, owned by Group C Communications, tallied respectable totals for registrants and exhibit booths. Amid a still-recovering nonresidential building design and construction market, The CSI Show totaled 5,000 registrants, 615 exhibit booths, and 337 exhibiting companies. The TFM Show attracted 1,838 registrants and 164 exhibitors.
The CSI Show & Convention is one of the nation's premier commercial building products shows. The TFM Show, which co-located with the CSI event for a second year, is the most comprehensive conference and exhibition for facility professionals.
"Our focus was on quality, not quantity, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback we've received from both attendees and exhibitors tells us that we achieved our goal of enhancing the value of The CSI Show & Convention this year," said CSI Executive Director Karl Borgstrom. "There was also lots of good chemistry among attendees and exhibitors, a key measure of success for this kind of event."
Borgstrom also noted that attendee traffic was steady throughout the three-day exhibit and a notable percentage of registrants were high-level purchasing decision-makers.
In 2005 The CSI Show & Convention and The TFM Show will be joined by MCAA's Masonry Showcase. The shows will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from April 20-22. For more information, please visit the Masonry Showcase website at www.masonryshowcase.com or contact Colin Faul.
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