NAB Adds CCW, SATCON Conferences

The trade group has bought the New York trade shows covering content creation, management and delivery technologies as well as satellite communications to its trade show services.

The National Association of Broadcasters announced today it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from trade show organizer JD Events.

CCW and SATCON, held annually in November, are co-located at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. NAB said the two events “will complement NAB’s existing trade shows and events, including NAB Show, held in Las Vegas annually in April.”

CCW is a media, entertainment and communications technology gathering with a focus on content creation, management and delivery technologies. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry. The 2013 CCW (which included SATCON) had attendance of 6,898 attendees, a 22% increase from 2012, according to NAB.

“We have made these additions to the NAB event family with the goal of growing both the attendee and exhibitor base of what has emerged as an important East Coast venue for the content community,” said Chris Brown EVP of NAB Conventions and Business Operations. “We look forward to developing this event and serving the unique needs of this very important media market.”

Joel Davis, founder-CEO of JD Events, said: “The JDE team has worked extremely hard to build these two shows to where they are today. Along the way we have had the pleasure to work with hundreds of wonderful exhibiting companies and thousands of passionate industry professionals. We believe the shows have now grown to the point where they require a larger more experienced owner, with much deeper industry reach and relationships, to take them to the next level. We are excited to place the future of CCW and SATCON into the very capable hands of the NAB.”

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