The organizers of the Digital Signage Expo today announced that it will hold its first Industry Forum in San Diego in October.
According to the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) release, participation by end-user guest companies will be limited to at most 30 in order to provide an effective atmosphere for doing business. Nearly 20 companies already have committed to the forum, including ARAMARK, AT&T, Target Stores and United Airlines.
Samsung is the event's Presenting Sponsor, and Chief, NCR and NEC are the event's Program Sponsors, according to the release.
In addition to educational workshops and motivational industry keynotes, the two-day program will provide networking opportunities employing "speed dating" techniques to provide quick introductions as well as relaxed social gatherings to make it easy to build rapport and establish relationships.
"The concept for the Industry Forum actually came from DSE attendees," said Chris Gibbs, president of Exponation LLC, the producer of DSE. "Attendees have told us for years that networking and the opportunity to share ideas is an important part of their show experience, but wanted to do it more than once a year and spend more time devoted to sharing strategic thinking and relationship building."