COMDEX

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COMDEX
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StatusDefunct
GenreComputer show

COMDEX (an abbreviation of COMputer Dealers' EXhibition) was a computer expo trade show held in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada, United States, each November from 1979 to 2003. It was one of the largest computer trade shows in the world, usually second only to the German CeBIT, and one of the largest trade shows in any industry sector. COMDEX exhibitions were held in many other countries from 1982 to 2005, with 185 shows altogether. The first COMDEX was held in 1979 at the MGM Grand (now Horseshoe), with 167 exhibitors and 3904 attendees. In 1981, the first COMDEX/Spring was held in New York City.

History[edit]

Organizers[edit]

The Interface Group[edit]

COMDEX was started by The Interface Group, whose organizers included Sheldon Adelson, and Richard Katzeff. In 1995, they sold the show to the Japanese technology conglomerate Softbank Corp. In 2001, Softbank sold the show to Key3Media, a spin-off of Ziff Davis. After entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2003, Key3Media resurfaced as Medialive International with a cash infusion from Thomas Weisel Capital Partners, which had previously invested in the company. In November 2006, Forbes magazine reported that United Business Media PLC had purchased the events assets of MediaLive International Inc.

Northeast Computer Faire[edit]

Personal Computer Faire in San Francisco, the Northeast Computer Faire in Boston, and Southern California Computer Faire were presented by Computer Faire Inc., Newton, Mass., a subsidiary of Prentice-Hall.[1]

Northeast Computer Faire 1988 was presented by The Interface Group and Boston Computer Society in Boston.[2]

Attendance[edit]

COMDEX was initially restricted to those directly involved in the computer industry. It was the one show where all levels of manufacturers and developers of computers, peripherals, software, components, and accessories met with distributors, retailers, consultants and their competitors.[citation needed]

Colloquially known as "Geek Week", COMDEX evolved into a major technical convention, with the industry making major product announcements and releases there. Numerous small companies from around the world rose to prominence following appearance at COMDEX, and industry leaders sought opportunities to make keynote addresses. They discussed the computer industry, history, trends and future potential. The first COMDEX Conference, attracted 4000 paying attendees and grew to over 100,000, becoming a launch platform for key technologies. Bluetooth and USB had conference programming and associated exhibition floor pavilions to help these technologies and start up companies be seen in such a large event and marketplace. In 1982, Microsoft founder Bill Gates attended the conference and saw a demonstration of VisiCorp's Visi On, a GUI software suite for IBM PC compatible computers. The development of Windows 1.0 began soon thereafter. In 1999, Linus Torvalds attended the exhibition to talk about the Linux family of operating system.[3] A Linux conference and exhibition hall was a co-located event, helping elevate the open source products.

In the late 1980s, COMDEX was opened to the general public, causing an explosion in attendance,[citation needed] but diluting COMDEX's wholesale industry focus.[citation needed] Retailers and consultants complained that 'leading edge' customers, upon whom they relied for early adoption of new technology, were buying products at 'show specials' and then expecting the dealers to support those products.[citation needed]. The broadening of audience criteria came about as IT departments decentralized and purchasing of technology products shifted from a central corporate IT budget to departments and company divisions, mirroring the shift from mainframes to decentralized networks and local area networking, and later the Internet as the corporate backbone.

Cities other than Las Vegas[edit]

After the Spring 1981 show in New York City and 1982 in Atlantic City, COMDEX began regular spring shows in Atlanta, Georgia from 1983 through 1988. Then alternated sites between Atlanta and Chicago. The final Atlanta Spring COMDEX was held in 1997; the last Spring COMDEX was planned for Chicago in April 2003 but cancelled.

The first COMDEX show outside the US was held in Amsterdam 1982. In the record years 1998 and 2000, 21 exhibitions were arranged yearly all over the world: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and other parts of America. 69% of the 185 shows took place outside the US. Even when the US shows were cancelled, they kept on for a short time, e.g. Gothenburg and São Paulo 2004 and the last in Athens in November 2005. The decline occurred globally: the 2000 show in Basel with 1400 exhibitors drew 79000 attendees, but 2001 17% less.[4]

Early 2000s and closing[edit]

Following COMDEX Fall 1999 (in Las Vegas), organizers made major changes to their criteria for admission of mass media, adjusting criteria to accommodate bloggers with significant market reach, but also restricting simple and open access to anyone declaring themselves 'media'. It offered regular public attendance for the general public.

In 2000, major companies such as IBM, Apple, and Compaq (now merged with Hewlett-Packard) decided to discontinue their involvement with COMDEX to allocate resources more efficiently, usually through their own corporate events or other direct-to-consumer selling (Apple Stores), and the bursting of the dot-com bubble caused a decline on the IT market. To reduce costs following the market downturns after the 9/11 attacks many would-be exhibitors stopped renting out or scaled back official COMDEX booths on the convention center floors, and set up invitation-only suites in various Las Vegas hotels.[5] This also allowed exhibitors to concentrate their efforts on industry attendees rather than the general public.

COMDEX/Fall 2001 organizers at Los Angeles-based Key3Media Group Inc. said they expected attendance to fall from the previous year's 200,000 to 150,000. They also expected the number of exhibitors to decline from 2,350 to 2,000 and the square footage of exhibitor space to slide from just over 1 million to 750,000.

The last Las Vegas show in November 2003 attracted only 500 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors.

In June 2004, COMDEX cancelled the 2004 exhibition in Las Vegas,[5] effectively making the Consumer Electronics Show its replacement in Las Vegas. By 2004 the personal computer had become a commodity item priced at levels individual departments and consumers overall could buy without needing much corporate oversight, so "computers" became just one of many products in the consumer electronics channels and the Consumer Electronics Show.

COMDEXvirtual[edit]

A COMDEX event originally designed to exist only on the internet without a physical meeting location. It was announced to commence during November 16–17, 2010.[6] The COMDEX website (www.comdex.com) was operated by TechWeb, a United Business Media company.

Everything Channel and sister company UBM studios (both United Business Media Companies) partnered to deliver COMDEXvirtual (www.comdexvirtual.com) to the global IT channel community in November 2010. Nearly 5,000 attended the event over the course of the two days, making COMDEXvirtual the largest independent virtual tradeshow in the IT industry. The agenda featured more than 100 speakers and nearly 50 sessions on topics ranging from cloud to mobility and virtualization, to address the event's theme—New Business Solutions: Embracing Disruptive Technologies & Changing Delivery Models. In addition to educational sessions, there was also an Expo Hall with nearly 30 exhibitors including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Symantec, Panasonic, and D&H. COMDEXvirtual (www.comdexvirtual.com) 2010 was available on-demand through May 17, 2011. The event returned on November 15 and 16, 2011, with 4,300 attendees, and ultimately in 2012.

List of all COMDEX events[edit]

Edition Start End Venue City Country
COMDEX '79 1979-12-03 1979-12-05 MGM Grand Las Vegas United States
COMDEX '80 1980-11-19 1980-11-22 MGM Grand Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Spring '81 1981-06-23 1981-06-25 New York Coliseum New York United States
COMDEX '81 1981-11-19 1981-11-22 MGM Grand Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Spring '82 1982-06-28 1982-06-30 Atlantic City Convention Hall Atlantic City United States
COMDEX/Europe '82 1982-11-08 1982-11-11 RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre Amsterdam Netherlands
COMDEX/Fall '82 1982-11-29 1982-12-02 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Spring '83 1983-04-26 1983-04-29 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Europe '83 1983-10-24 1983-10-27 RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre Amsterdam Netherlands
COMDEX/Fall '83 1983-11-28 1983-12-02 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Winter '84 1984-04-05 1984-04-07 Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles United States
COMDEX/Spring '84 1984-05-22 1984-05-25 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Europe '84 1984-10-29 1984-11-01 RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre Amsterdam Netherlands
COMDEX/Fall '84 1984-11-14 1984-11-18 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Winter '85 1985-03-21 1985-03-24 Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim United States
COMDEX in Japan '85 1985-03-26 1985-03-28 Harumi Exhibition Center Tokyo Japan
COMDEX/Spring '85 1985-05-06 1985-05-09 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Europe '85 1985-10-14 1985-10-18 RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre Amsterdam Netherlands
COMDEX/Fall '85 1985-11-20 1985-11-24 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX in Japan '86 1986-03-03 1986-03-05 Harumi Exhibition Center Tokyo Japan
COMDEX/Winter '86 1986-04-01 1986-04-03 Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles United States
COMDEX/Spring '86 1986-04-28 1986-05-01 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Europe '86 1986-05-12 1986-05-14 RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre Amsterdam Netherlands
COMDEX International in Europe '86 1986-06-10 1986-06-12 Nice Exhibition Center Nice France
COMDEX/Australia '86 1986-09-02 1986-09-06 RAS Showground Sydney Australia
COMDEX/Fall '86 1986-11-10 1986-11-14 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX in Japan '87 1987-03-03 1987-03-05 Harumi Exhibition Center Tokyo Japan
COMDEX/Spring '87 1987-06-01 1987-06-04 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX International in Europe '87 1987-06-16 1987-06-18 Palais des Expositions Nice France
COMDEX/Australia '87 1987-08-19 1987-08-21 RAS Showground Sydney Australia
COMDEX/Fall '87 1987-11-02 1987-11-06 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX in Japan '88 1988-03-01 1988-03-03 Harumi Exhibition Center Tokyo Japan
COMDEX/Spring '88 1988-05-09 1988-05-12 Atlanta convention center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Fall '88 1988-11-14 1988-11-18 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Spring '89 1989-04-10 1989-04-13 McCormick Place Chicago United States
COMDEX/Fall '89 1989-11-13 1989-11-17 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Europe at SICOB '90 1990-04-24 1990-04-28 Parc des Expositions de Villepinte Paris France
COMDEX/Spring '90 1990-06-03 1990-06-06 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Classic '90 1990-11-12 1990-11-16 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Spring '91 1991-05-20 1991-05-23 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Fall '91 1991-10-21 1991-10-25 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Spring '92 1992-04-06 1992-04-09 McCormick Place Chicago United States
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP South America '92 1992-09-14 1992-09-18 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Fall '92 1992-11-16 1992-11-20 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Spring '93 1993-05-24 1993-05-27 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Canada '93 1993-07-13 1993-07-15 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP South America '93 1993-08-23 1993-08-27 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Fall '93 1993-11-15 1993-11-19 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Sucesu-Rio '94 1994-03-22 1994-03-25 Riocentro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
COMDEX/Spring '94 1994-05-23 1994-05-26 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Canada '94 1994-07-13 1994-07-15 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP South America '94 1994-09-12 1994-09-16 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Fall '94 1994-11-14 1994-11-18 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/PacRim '95 1995-01-17 1995-01-19 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-Rio '95 1995-04-04 1995-04-07 Riocentro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
COMDEX/Spring '95 1995-04-24 1995-04-27 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Canada '95 1995-07-12 1995-07-14 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP South America '95 1995-08-15 1995-08-18 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Fall '95 1995-11-13 1995-11-17 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/PacRim '96 1996-01-16 1996-01-18 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-Rio '96 1996-04-08 1996-04-11 Riocentro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
COMDEX/UK '96 1996-04-23 1996-04-26 Earls Court Exhibition Centre London United Kingdom
COMDEX/Spring '96 1996-06-03 1996-06-06 McCormick Place Chicago United States
COMDEX/Canada '96 1996-07-10 1996-07-12 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP South America '96 1996-09-10 1996-09-13 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Asia at Singapore Informatics '96 1996-09-25 1996-09-27 Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center Singapore Singapore
COMDEX/SCIB '96 1996-10-08 1996-10-10 Palais des Congrès Montréal Canada
COMDEX/Fall '96 1996-11-18 1996-11-22 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/HispanoAmerica '96 1996-12-04 1996-12-06 Miami Beach Convention Center Miami Beach United States
COMDEX/IT India '96 1996-12-04 1996-12-07 Pragati Maidan Convention Center New Delhi India
COMDEX/PacRim '97 1997-01-21 1997-01-23 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Canada
COMDEX/IT Forum France '97 1997-02-03 1997-02-07 Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles Paris France
COMDEX/China '97 1997-02-25 1997-03-01 China International Exhibition Center Beijing China
COMDEX/Mexico '97 1997-02-25 1997-02-28 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City Mexico
COMDEX/Japan '97 1997-04-08 1997-04-11 Makuhari Messe Tokyo Japan
COMDEX/Sucesu-Rio '97 1997-04-08 1997-04-11 Riocentro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
COMDEX/INFOCOM Argentina '97 1997-05-20 1997-05-23 Predio Ferial de Palermo Buenos Aires Argentina
COMDEX/Spring '97 1997-06-02 1997-06-05 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
COMDEX/Canada '97 1997-07-09 1997-07-11 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Korea '97 1997-08-26 1997-08-30 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul South Korea
COMDEX/SCIB '97 1997-10-07 1997-10-09 Palais des Congrès Montréal Canada
COMDEX/Asia at Singapore Informatics '97 1997-10-07 1997-10-09 Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center Singapore Singapore
COMDEX/Fall '97 1997-11-17 1997-11-21 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/IT India '97 1997-12-03 1997-12-06 Pragati Maidan Convention Center New Delhi India
COMDEX/Miami '97 1997-12-09 1997-12-11 Miami Beach Convention Center Miami Beach United States
COMDEX/PacRim '98 1998-01-20 1998-01-22 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Canada
COMDEX/France '98 1998-02-02 1998-02-06 Parc de Expositions de Paris Paris France
COMDEX/Mexico '98 1998-02-24 1998-02-27 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City Mexico
COMDEX/China '98 1998-03-24 1998-03-27 China International Exhibition Center Beijing China
COMDEX/Sucesu-Rio '98 1998-03-31 1998-04-02 Riocentro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
COMDEX/Japan '98 1998-04-06 1998-04-09 Makuhari Messe Tokyo Japan
COMDEX/Spring '98 1998-04-20 1998-04-23 McCormick Place Chicago United States
COMDEX/INFOCOM Argentina '98 1998-05-19 1998-05-22 Predio Ferial de Palermo Buenos Aires Argentina
COMDEX/Egypt '98 1998-05-23 1998-05-26 Cairo International Conference Centre Cairo Egypt
COMDEX/Canada '98 1998-07-08 1998-07-10 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP Brazil '98 1998-08-31 1998-09-04 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Korea '98 1998-09-08 1998-09-12 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul South Korea
COMDEX/Enterprise West '98 1998-09-08 1998-09-11 Moscone Center San Francisco United States
COMDEX/Miami '98 1998-09-15 1998-09-17 Miami Beach Convention Center Miami Beach United States
COMDEX/Asia at Singapore Informatics '98 1998-09-23 1998-09-25 Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center Singapore Singapore
COMDEX/Enterprise Frankfurt '98 1998-09-28 1998-09-30 Messe Frankfurt Frankfurt Germany
COMDEX/Enterprise Frankfurt '98 1998-09-28 1998-10-01 Messe Frankfurt Frankfurt Germany
COMDEX/UK '98 1998-10-06 1998-10-08 Earls Court Exhibition Centre London United Kingdom
COMDEX/Quebec '98 1998-10-06 1998-10-08 Palais des Congrès Montréal Canada
COMDEX/Fall '98 1998-11-16 1998-11-20 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
IT WORLD '98/COMDEX INDIA 1998-12-02 1998-12-05 Pragati Maidan Convention Center New Delhi India
COMDEX/Enterprise East '98 1998-12-07 1998-12-11 Javits Center New York United States
COMDEX/Canada West '99 1999-01-11 1999-01-13 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Canada
COMDEX/IT France '99 1999-02-08 1999-02-12 Parc de Expositions de Paris Paris France
COMDEX/China '99 1999-03-23 1999-03-26 China International Exhibition Center Beijing China
COMDEX/Spring '99 1999-04-19 1999-04-22 McCormick Place Chicago United States
COMDEX/Egypt '99 1999-05-15 1999-05-18 Cairo International Conference Centre Cairo Egypt
COMDEX/Mexico '99 1999-05-25 1999-05-28 World Trade Center Mexico City Mexico
COMDEX/INFOCOM Argentina '99 1999-06-01 1999-06-04 Predio Ferial de Palermo Buenos Aires Argentina
COMDEX/Canada '99 1999-07-14 1999-07-16 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP Brazil '99 1999-08-16 1999-08-20 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Korea '99 1999-08-24 1999-08-27 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul South Korea
COMDEX/Miami '99 1999-09-28 1999-09-30 Miami Beach Convention Center Miami Beach United States
COMDEX/Quebec '99 1999-10-05 1999-10-07 Palais des Congrès Montréal Canada
COMDEX/Japan '99 1999-11-09 1999-11-12 Makuhari Messe Tokyo Japan
COMDEX/Fall '99 1999-11-15 1999-11-19 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Israel '99 1999-11-30 1999-12-02 Expo Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Israel
IT WORLD '99/COMDEX INDIA 1999-12-08 1999-12-11 Pragati Maidan Convention Center New Delhi India
COMDEX/Canada West 2000 2000-01-19 2000-01-21 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Canada
COMDEX/Greece 2000 2000-03-16 2000-03-19 Helexpo Maroussi Athens Greece
COMDEX/Paris 2000 2000-03-28 2000-03-30 Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles Paris France
COMDEX/Asia at Singapore Informatics 2000 2000-04-05 2000-04-07 Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center Singapore Singapore
COMDEX/Saudi Arabia 2000 2000-04-09 2000-04-13 Jeddah International Center for Conferences and Exhibition Jeddah Saudi Arabia
COMDEX/Spring 2000 2000-04-17 2000-04-20 McCormick Place Chicago United States
COMDEX/China 2000 2000-04-26 2000-04-29 China International Exhibition Center Beijing China
COMDEX/INFOCOM Argentina 2000 2000-05-16 2000-05-19 La Rural Buenos Aires Argentina
COMDEX/Mexico 2000 2000-05-16 2000-05-19 World Trade Center Mexico City Mexico
COMDEX/Egypt 2000 2000-05-28 2000-05-31 Cairo International Conference Centre Cairo Egypt
COMDEX/Canada 2000 2000-07-12 2000-07-14 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP Brazil 2000 2000-08-16 2000-08-20 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Korea 2000 2000-08-23 2000-08-26 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul South Korea
ORBIT/COMDEX Europe 2000 2000-09-26 2000-09-29 Messe Basel Basel Switzerland
COMDEX/Israel 2000 2000-09-26 2000-09-28 Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds Tel Aviv Israel
COMDEX/Miami 2000 2000-09-28 2000-09-30 Miami Beach Convention Center Miami Beach United States
COMDEX/South Africa 2000 2000-10-03 2000-10-06 Gallagher Estate Johannesburg South Africa
COMDEX/Sydney 2000 2000-10-23 2000-10-27 Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre Sydney Australia
COMDEX/Quebec 2000 2000-10-24 2000-10-26 Palais des Congrès Montréal Canada
COMDEX/Fall 2000 2000-11-13 2000-11-17 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
IT WORLD 2000/COMDEX INDIA 2000-12-06 2000-12-09 Pragati Maidan Convention Center New Delhi India
COMDEX/Greece 2001 2001-02-15 2001-02-18 Helexpo Maroussi Athens Greece
COMDEX/IT France 2001 2001-03-06 2001-03-09 Parc de Expositions de Paris Paris France
IT 2001/COMDEX Sydney 2001-03-07 2001-03-09 Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre Sydney Australia
COMDEX/Canada West 2001 2001-03-13 2001-03-15 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Canada
COMDEX/Spring 2001 2001-04-02 2001-04-05 McCormick Place Chicago United States
COMDEX/China 2001 2001-04-04 2001-04-07 China International Exhibition Center Beijing China
COMDEX/Asia at Singapore Informatics 2001 2001-04-10 2001-04-12 Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center Singapore Singapore
COMDEX/Saudi Arabia 2001 2001-04-16 2001-04-19 Jeddah International Exhibition Center Jeddah Saudi Arabia
IT 2001/COMDEX Brisbane 2001-05-15 2001-05-17 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane Australia
COMDEX/Mexico 2001 2001-05-15 2001-05-18 World Trade Center Mexico City Mexico
COMDEX/Egypt 2001 2001-05-27 2001-05-30 Cairo International Conference Centre Cairo Egypt
COMDEX/INFOCOM Argentina 2001 2001-07-03 2001-07-06 La Rural Buenos Aires Argentina
COMDEX/Canada 2001 2001-07-11 2001-07-13 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Korea 2001 2001-08-23 2001-08-26 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul South Korea
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP Brazil 2001 2001-08-28 2001-08-31 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
IT 2001/COMDEX Melbourne 2001-09-05 2001-09-07 Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre Melbourne Australia
COMDEX/South Africa 2001 2001-09-11 2001-09-14 Gallagher Estate Johannesburg South Africa
ORBIT/COMDEX Europe 2001 2001-09-25 2001-09-28 Messe Basel Basel Switzerland
COMDEX/Israel 2001 2001-10-23 2001-10-25 Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center Tel Aviv Israel
COMDEX/Fall 2001 2001-11-12 2001-11-16 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX Quebec 2001 2001-11-27 2001-11-29 Palais des Congrès Montréal Quebec
COMDEX/Greece 2002 2002-01-17 2002-01-20 Helexpo Maroussi Athens Greece
COMDEX/Nordic 2002 2002-01-22 2002-01-24 Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Göteborg Sweden
COMDEX/Spring 2002 2002-03-04 2002-03-07 McCormick Place Chicago United States
IT COMDEX Sydney 2002 2002-03-05 2002-03-07 Sydney Exhibition Centre Sydney Australia
COMDEX Vancouver 2002 2002-03-12 2002-03-14 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver Canada
COMDEX IT France 2002 2002-03-26 2002-03-28 Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles Paris France
COMDEX/Saudi Arabia 2002 2002-04-01 2002-04-04 Jeddah International Exhibition Center Jeddah Saudi Arabia
COMDEX/China 2002 2002-04-17 2002-04-20 China International Exhibition Center Beijing China
COMDEX Egypt 2002 2002-05-27 2002-05-30 Cairo International Conference Centre Cairo Egypt
COMDEX/Canada 2002 2002-07-10 2002-07-12 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto Canada
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP Brazil 2002 2002-08-18 2002-08-23 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Korea & INTEROP 2002 2002-08-26 2002-08-29 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul South Korea
IT 2002/COMDEX Melbourne 2002-09-04 2002-09-06 Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre Melbourne Australia
COMDEX Atlanta 2002 2002-09-09 2002-09-12 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta United States
ORBIT/COMDEX Europe 2002 2002-09-24 2002-09-27 Messe Basel Basel Switzerland
COMDEX Montreal 2002 2002-10-22 2002-10-24 Palais des Congrès Montréal Canada
COMDEX/Fall 2002 2002-11-18 2002-11-22 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Scandinavia 2003 2003-01-14 2003-01-16 Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Göteborg Sweden
COMDEX/Greece 2003 2003-02-20 2003-02-23 Helexpo Maroussi Athens Greece
COMDEX/China 2003 2003-04-01 2003-04-04 China International Exhibition Center Beijing China
FIHT COMDEX 2003 2003-04-01 2003-04-03 Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles Paris France
COMDEX/Saudi Arabia 2003 2003-04-06 2003-04-09 Jeddah International Exhibition Center Jeddah Saudi Arabia
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP Brazil 2003 2003-08-17 2003-08-21 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
COMDEX/Korea & NetWorld+INTEROP 2003 2003-08-18 2003-08-21 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul South Korea
ORBIT/COMDEX Europe 2003 2003-09-24 2003-09-27 Messe Basel Basel Switzerland
COMDEX/Fall 2003 2003-11-17 2003-11-20 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas United States
COMDEX/Scandinavia 2004 2004-01-20 2004-01-22 Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Göteborg Sweden
COMDEX/Saudi Arabia 2004 2004-03-14 2004-03-17 Jeddah International Exhibition Center Jeddah Saudi Arabia
COMDEX/Korea 2004 2004-08-16 2004-08-19 COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Seoul South Korea
COMDEX/Sucesu-SP Brazil 2004 2004-08-17 2004-08-20 Pavilhão de Exposições do Anhembi São Paulo Brazil
ORBIT/COMDEX Europe 2004 2004-09-22 2004-09-25 Messe Basel Basel Switzerland
COMDEX/Greece 2004 2004-11-02 2004-11-04 Athens Metropolitan Expo Athens Greece
dte-COMDEX/Greece 2005 2005-11-18 2005-11-20 Athens Metropolitan Expo Athens Greece

See also[edit]

  • CES (Consumer Electronics Show) (Las Vegas, Nevada, US)
  • CeBIT (Centrum der Büro und Informations Technik) (Hanover, Germany)
  • Computex Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • E3 (Los Angeles, California)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivera, Nancy (19 May 1985). "Plug Pulled on Computer Show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 March 2021. The exhibition for personal and business computer users was to have been held last Thursday, Friday and Saturday but "the way things are going with the computer industry at this time, 1985 was not the time to hold a new computer show," said David Small, a spokesman for Computer Faire Inc. The Newton, Mass.-based company, a subsidiary of Prentice-Hall, stages computer shows on both coasts.
  2. ^ http://tech.mit.edu/V108/PDF/V108-N43.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "CNN - Comdex: Linux, Linux everywhere - November 19, 1999".
  4. ^ Report from COMDEX 2001 in Basel (de)
  5. ^ a b Comdex Cancels November 2004 Tech Convention, 24 June 2004, By MATTHEW FORDAHL, redOrbit Archived August 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Introducing the New COMDEX, the Next Generation in Virtual Events March 4, 2010, PRNewswire