Made it back from AIIM in once piece, once again carrying a wealth of new information on the ECM/document imaging market. No attendance at this year’s show was no better than last year, but at least we all knew what to expect. Most of the vendors who complained about low attendance last year, didn’t exhibit this year, so there was a lot less negative feedback. The only problem this year was the volcanic ash that limited European attendance, but no one blamed that on Questex. And most everyone was at least somewhat excited about the move to D.C. last year. I will say this much for Philly, it’s a pretty cheap date, it’s easy to get around, and there’s a fair number of good bars and restaurants…which all made a great place for another year of document-imaging related networking. That said, the venue was getting a little stale and it’s probably a good time for a change.
I think I described this year’s show to somebody as 3-D Linked-In or something….
I’ll have more AIIM follow-up later.