ITEXPO West 2009 Expo Update

We have been seeing a surge of registrations for TMC’s ITEXPO, the hotel room block has been oversold for over a month and we feel the industry getting more excited than ever for ITEXPO – the ultimate event which brings global buyers and sellers together in the communications and tech spaces. Carriers (wired and wireless), enterprise decision-makers, resellers, developers and industry all will be at the show in numbers close to last year. It is virtually impossible to determine show attendance in advance but based on the numbers I saw in the registration database this morning, we could have a show at least as busy as least year if not even busier.

Remember that earlier this year TMC had a record show in Miami – ITEXPO East 2009. The event was up 15% in attendance thanks to you and it was the most qualified mix of visitors ever according to exhibitors.

This is the show’s tenth anniversary and the 20th show! Our goal is to make every one better than the last and it seems based on the numbers we have so far this ITEXPO will be as good as all the other ones which draw purchasing decision-makers from over 110 countries each year.

For more, here are comments (video) from Michael Genaro Executive Vice President of Operations at TMC and below is an email which I sent to TMC’s readership earlier today.



From Rich Tehrani, TMC’s CEO
20th ITEXPO West 2009

September 1-3, 2009 — Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles, California —


I Keep Finding More Reasons to Attend ITEXPO:
Smart Grid and M2M Conferences; Avaya Social Networking

Dear Colleague,

One week out from ITEXPO West 2009 in L.A., and each time I visit the show Web site, I see more and more  compelling reasons to make a trip to LA for the show.

Here are three more collocated events where you can learn and network – all in an effort to expand your
business and take advantage of growing segments of the communications market.


1. Smart Grid Summit Conference

Sponsored by Redline Communications – Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just added to the program a few weeks ago, The Smart Grid Summit is the first event of its kind to address the unprecedented opportunity coming from the intersection of two core building blocks of our
economy – utilities and communications.

The Smart Grid Summit is devoted to a sector poised for the same fundamental transformation that telecom  experienced with the advent of IP communications.

Come understand the role that IP communications technologies will play in how the Smart Grid evolves – not  just for making utilities more efficient, but also for enabling the Smart Home and a new generation of  communications innovations.

2. M2M Evolution Conference


Free one-day conference sponsored by MultiTech Systems – Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Telemetry has been changing to take advantage of the Internet, where WAN and LAN systems were points of aggregation in the past, today’s machines benefit from the ability to connect worldwide. And as the machines continue to look to network, the wireless world represents a large growth opportunity for data communication.

Today, machine to machine solutions are driving data demand with tight vertical integration for specific industries like healthcare, refinery or transportation or supporting the general IT needs and cross industry requirements associated data centers, facilities and security.


3. Avaya’s Social Networking Workshop and Reception


The Social Enterprise – Are you ready for it?

Free Workshop and Reception for all ITEXPO Attendees Monday, August 31, 2009, 7:00pm – 9:30pm – Westin Hotel

This is where you can learn how to integrate Facebook, Twitter and other platforms into your enterprise and customer communications.

You will have a chance to listen to and meet Paul Dunay, the author of “Facebook Marketing for Dummies”, and get a chance to check out Avaya Labs innovations.

Social media is becoming a more important element in corporate marketing and communications and I really give  Avaya tremendous credit for choosing to educate companies on the topic.

As an added bonus the event will conclude with some handcrafted ales from the Bonaventure Brewing Company.

Here are more details and event registration.

OK, let’s recap. Here is the complete list of Top Reasons to Attend ITEXPO that I’ve circulated over the past two weeks.

There is a great resource page on the ITEXPO site with links to the pages describing every event, workshop, session, keynote and reception at the show: What’s Happening at ITEXPO

• INTERNET TELEPHONY is TELEPHONY; and IP Communications are Communications
• New! Sipera’s UC Security Workshop
• TMC University Courses – Microsoft OCS and Network Security
• Free Reseller Solutions Day Workshop
• New! Avaya’s Social Enterprise and Contact Center Workshop
• Free Keynotes: ShoreTel – Aspect – Paetec – Alvarion – Clearwire – Interactive Intelligence
• Ingate’s Free SIP Trunking Workshop
• Meet More Than 250 Important Vendors
        Exhibitor List
        Speaker List
• NEW! Three Collocated Conferences – 4GWE, Smart Grid and M2M Evolution
• New Jeep Giveaway
• Sir Terry Matthews to Keynote ITEXPO & 4GWE Conference – Wednesday, September 2, 2009
• Asterisk Training
• Fonality trixbox Open Communication Certification (FtOCC)
• Wireless Broadband Training
• Smart Grid Summit
• M2M Evolution Conference
• Avaya’s Social Networking Workshop


The complete conference brochure has just been updated to include all of the newest content.

Use this link to Register now.

Please don’t hesitate to call Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 if you have questions about the event or would like to register over the phone.
See you in Los Angeles next week.
Rich Tehrani

While at ITEXPO, please visit our sponsors on the exhibit floor:

Diamond Sponsor: Aculab

Platinum Sponsors: Applianx, AudioCodes, 8×8, Inc, Fonality, VoltDelta,

Interactive Intelligence, IP PAY, ShoreTel, Sansay

Gold Sponsors: NetSapiens, IntelePeer, Touchstone Technologies, Telco Bridges,

FaxBack, Net Technologies, Voxbone

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