International presence will be strong at NAB2007

The NAB expects to set a record for the number of international delegations attending the convention.

The NAB announced last week that 82 international delegations are expected to attend NAB2007 — a record for the trade show and up from last year's 72 international delegations that attended.

According to Chris Brown, association executive VP of conventions and business operations, more than 25 percent of those attending NAB2007 will be international participants.

Many of the international delegations attend the NAB convention through the association's continuing partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and its International Buyer Program (IBP).

Last year, more than 25,000 attendees representing 141 countries traveled from outside the United States to attend NAB2006. U.S. embassies, consulates or specialized tour operators organize international delegations.

International participants will make their presence felt on the show floor with several international pavilions, including the Bavarian Pavilion, Belgian Pavilion, China Pavilion, France-Bretagne International Pavilion, Korean DMB Pavilion and the UK@NAB Pavilion.

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