And exactly what was the display of kitchen appliances doing in the huge Shenzen China marketplace?
By and large however Cebit has discovered its serious business edge and attracted high calibre demonstrations in the exhibition halls from major vendors, and leading national research organisations NICTA and CSIRO. Today it also set the scene for the long awaited launch of the national Digital Economy strategy.
According to Cebit since the event first kicked off in Australian in 2002 it has attracted almost 250,000 visitors, and was this year expected to draw crowds of more than 30,000.
This year the event has also attracted 594 exhibitors, and is drawing significant audiences to its conference streams.
However it seems to have been caught unawares by the relative interest for different conference streams. Today's cloud computing stream was held for example in a packed ballroom where it was standing room only for latecomers, while the simultaneous executive briefing conference was playing to a relatively empty auditorium.
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