Attendance down 9% from 2008
meeting but 82% of exhibitors report generating new business at
The Midwinter Meeting, the Chicago Dental Society's annual dental
conference and tradeshow, consistently ranks amongst the country's
top conventions, even earning the distinction as one of the top
four medical tradeshows in the US last year, according to Expo
Held February 26-March 1, this year's meeting once again attracted
dental professionals from around the world, including about 7,000
dentists. Total attendance for the meeting was 31,333, representing
a 9 percent drop over the 2008 figures, which were an all-time high
in the meeting's 144-year history.
"I think we all went into this meeting holding our breath a
little," Dr. David Kumamoto, CDS president, said, "But the feedback
from exhibitors and the number of sold-out courses reveal just how
strong our meeting is."
Nearly one-quarter of the conference's 240+ courses were sold out,
and the vast majority of courses were near capacity.
The exhibit floor, which showcased 570 companies, was completely
sold out months in advance. The Midwinter Meeting was recently
chosen as offering the best cost-to-value benefit of any dental
tradeshow in the U.S., according to 66 percent of exhibitors
responding to a post-show survey.
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Thanks for the feedback. According to tickets sales, 24 percent of the classes were sold out, and the majority of classes had at least 70 percent of available tickets sold.
Posted by: Keri Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 05/16/2011
what courses did you attend ? two of the classes i attended had less than 30% of the room filled. these were paid courses. most people i talked to also stated the their classes were low in attendence
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