The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference and Exhibition last March drew nearly 13,000 registrants and 430 exhibitors taking up 133,500 square feet of sold floor space.
Here are some comparisons for fledgling shows trying to make inroads in the industry.
Windows on Healthcare II,
Sept. 17-19, Las Vegas
Attendees last year: 600
Expected this year: 1,200
Exhibitors last year: 40
This year: 100, plus 36 on waiting list
Comtrade, Nov. 13-16, Atlanta
Runs concurrently with Medtrade, a wide-ranging medical products show.
Attendees last year for both shows: 32,000
Expected this year: 50,000
Exhibitors expected this year
Comtrade's portion: 100
Net square footage of floor space sold
Last year: 371,000
Expected this year: 400,000
Comtrade's portion: 50,000
NMH/IT Conference and Exhibition, April 14-17, 1997, Washington
Runs concurrently with National Managed Health Care Congress.
Exhibitors expected: 1,200 for both conferences
NMH/IT portion: about 350
Square footage of floor space sold
Both conferences combined: 120,000
NMH/IT portion: 35,000
Source: Sponsoring organizations