The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo last week in San Antonio drew about 10,000 attendees, down 2 percent from last year's show in Orlando, Fla., which drew 10,200. Despite the small dip in attendance, the show did see the number of exhibitors shoot up five percent to 394, including 69 first-timers, and it did see a 10 percent increase in attendance compared to 2002, the last time Expo was held in San Antonio.
"The enthusiasm this week was very high. The show floor was busy and energetic, and I spoke with many exhibitors who reported record traffic this year. All told, this was a great Expo," said SCTE President & CEO John Clark, in a release.
Next year, the show will move to Denver, Colo., and run June 20–23.
In other Expo-related news, Jim Egloff, a network maintenance specialist with Insight Communications, captured first-place in the SCTE International Cable-Tec Games. He placed among the top three in two of the games' five events.