Tradeshow Week

Still two shows for Telecom Industry: Globalcomm returns to Chicago in 2007, while TelecomNext hits Vegas.(Supercomm)

It looks like telecom exhibitors will have to display their wares at two competing tradeshows again next year, because the Telecommunications Industry Assn.'s Globalcomm and USTelecom's TelecomNext are both scheduled to return.

The TIA, which represents telecom equipment vendors, and USTelecom, an association for telecom carriers, jointly produced the Tradeshow Week 200-ranked Supercomm for nearly two decades. The groups parted ways and opted to launch their own shows after the final Supercomm in 2005.

TIAs inaugural Globalcomm, held June 4-8 at Chicago's McCormick Place, beat protections slightly with a 203,000 net square foot show floor with 502 ex hibitors. …

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