Record Number of International Delegations Coming to NAB2007

People from more countries than ever will attend NAB2007.
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People from more countries than ever will attend NAB2007.

NAB said a record-high 82 international delegations are expected to attend the show this year, up from 72 delegations last year.

"NAB2007 is the global event for electronic media professionals, drawing attendees and exhibitors from all over the world," said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president of Conventions and Business Operations. "While the international attendance at most conventions in North America ranges between five and 10 percent, over a quarter of NAB2007's attendance will be made up of international participants."

Many of the international delegations attend the NAB show through NAB's continuing partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Last year, more than 25,000 attendees representing 141 countries traveled from outside the U.S. to NAB2006. International delegations are organized by U.S. Embassies, consulates or specialized tour operators who manage the logistics for obtaining visas, hotel rooms, travel and registration.

In addition to a strong presence of international attendees, the exhibit floor for NAB2007 will host more than 47 international corporations. Many of these companies will be featured in international pavilions, including the Bavarian Pavilion, Belgian Pavilion, China Pavilion, France-Bretagne International Pavilion, Korean DMB Pavilion, and the UK@NAB Pavilion.