Fresh off its first stop in Dallas earlier this month, Almo Professional A/V recently announced it will co-locate its next E4 AV Tour event on April 23 with the International Sign Association trade show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
E4 Orlando will be held in conjunction with ISA Sign Expo taking place April 23-26.
"This is the first time we have co-located our E4 event with a major trade show, and we look forward to connecting with those in the sign industry to share the value, benefits and profitability opportunities in digital signage from an AV perspective," Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V, said in the announcement. "E4 Orlando will include a digital signage keynote address, a full day of courses focusing on digital signage and information about Almo's new Content Creation Services — and more than 35 audiovisual manufacturers showcasing the newest digital signage products. We will also co-host a reception immediately after E4."
Craigmyle said the morning keynote address and afternoon panel discussion will also be available live via webstream so those who cannot attend in person can still tune in to see the sessions and ask questions.
"We are so excited to have Almo's E4 tour co-locating with ISA International Sign Expo," ISA President and CEO Lori Anderson said in the announcement. "Dynamic digital signage is a growth area for the sign industry. Partnering with Almo's E4 tour will bring integrators and sign manufacturers together to help both serve their customers better."
The E4 tour is a specialized one-day dealer event aimed at serving the product, technical and business training needs of resellers and installers while creating a forum for professional networking, and is now in its fifth year.
ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premises sign industry's largest event, drawing 19,500 attendees in 2013. Its exhibit floor exceeds 200,000 square feet of space and includes an area dedicated to digital signage, the ISA Dynamic Digital Park. In addition to education sessions within the DDP throughout the show, ISA will once again hold Dynamic Digital Day at ISA Sign Expo on Wednesday, April 23, a special day of education for sign companies dedicated to dynamic digital signage.
E4 Orlando will include a specialized keynote address delivered by Gary Kayye of Kayye Consulting called "Press the 'ON' Button: Digital Signage is Here to Stay," which focuses on how to get in on the ground floor of the market. Additionally, E4 Orlando will include additional courses, some worth InfoComm Renewal Units, and Epson's traveling integrator certification training also will make a stop at E4 Orlando and feature three customized sessions for attendees.