Canada, China and the United Kingdom are to send the largest international delegations to Supercomm 2003 in Atlanta, based on current registration figures, Jack Chalden, Supercomm general manager, told GlobalFax last week.
A technology and telecommunications trade show, Supercomm is to be held for the sixth and final year at the Georgia World Congress Center, June 1-5. Chicago‘s McCormick Place Complex is slated to host the 2004 event.
Korea, Japan, India, Israel, Mexico, Taiwan, Ghana and Nigeria, in that order, are also to send large delegations to the conference. Overall, participants from more than 130 nations are registered to attend, Mr. Chalden said.
International exhibitors include companies from Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan and the U.K. The Supercomm exhibition is to take place, June 3-5.
Mr. Chalden said international registration has followed similar trends as past years with the largest delegations hailing from either very technologically developed countries or from the least developed nations, which require a major build-up of communications infrastructure.
He added that while conference registration is somewhat down this year, following the slump in the global economy, Supercomm’s “reach” has been maintained.
“It’s not that companies or countries aren’t sending people at all,” said Mr. Chalden. “It’s that they’re sending fewer people.”
Programs over the five days of Supercomm are to include workshops on the global communications marketplace and industry advances and trends worldwide.
To register for Supercomm or for more information about the event, visit www.supercomm2003.com