Going to NAB Show? Here are 6 things you need to know to get ready!

NAB Show

The NAB Show in Las Vegas is the premier gathering for media, entertainment, and tech professionals. Featuring over 1,600 companies showcasing the latest innovations and 100+ educational sessions, it provides a unique opportunity for industry insiders to network, learn, and stay ahead of the curve. Additionally, the event offers keynote presentations, special events, and ample networking opportunities to enhance collaboration and spark new ideas in the dynamic landscape of media and entertainment.

As we gear up for NAB 2024 in Las Vegas, we have compiled some useful tips for all attendees, especially first-timers though experienced attendees can also benefit from them), to ensure an unforgettable experience. Pack your bags, plan your schedule, and let’s make this year’s event the best one yet!

1. It’s Vegas, baby!

Las Vegas is located in the Mojave Desert, so it experiences hot and dry weather for most of the year. Be sure to check the weather forecast before your trip and pack appropriate clothing, such as light and breathable fabrics. As everybody know, Vegas offers a wealth of entertainment options, so if you are lucky enough to have a spare time while there, try to organize yourself in advance to catch at least one of the many world-class shows, live performances, casinos, shopping, dining, or outdoor activities (you can find some programs here).

Tips: Cirque du Soleil is one of our team’s favorites!

2. Walk the Talk in Comfy Shoes:

The NAB Show takes place in a large convention center with several vast exhibit halls, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes to navigate the show floor easily. We can’t stress this enough – comfy shoes are a must-have at any trade show let alone big ones! Be sure to add them to your pre-show checklist to ensure you have a blast and stay on your feet all day (and all night) long!

3. Get your agenda ready:

Get your agenda ready because you’ll be in crazy Las Vegas for 4 days. It’s important to have your meetings organized and planned ahead of time. Make sure to double-check the locations and allow extra time to travel between them (from West Hall to South Halls it takes a good 10 min walk!).

And don’t forget to leave room for unplanned conversations! You never know, you might run into an old industry friend in the bustling aisles.

plan for NAB SHOW 2024

4. Plan, plan and plan:

Plan, plan, plan. Proper planning is essential for a successful experience at the NAB Show. Take advantage of the tools provided, such as the NAB Show app, to view exhibitors, check the conference schedule, and get the latest event information. Don’t hesitate to download the app now!

 5. G is for Green!

We know that travels and trade shows can have a significant environmental impact. However, YOU can make a difference in limiting it a bit! Use the monorail for transportation from your hotel to the Convention Center (purchase your ticket in advance and charge it to your own badge!). Remember to bring your own reusable water bottle and easily fill it up at the airport and in the Convention Center. Avoid using single-use plastic items such as plastic bags or straws whenever possible. Consider choosing eco-friendly accommodations for your stay and support local businesses that prioritize sustainability. Additionally, opt for electronic copies of brochures and materials instead of taking physical copies to reduce paper waste. Let’s all work together to make this event more respectful of the environment! 🌿

You can check out more sustainable actions at NAB show here.

6. Broadpeak Demos:

We not only stayed in tune with trends but also set the pace for future developments. Innovation lies at the heart of our values and drives everything we do.

As we kick off the year with plenty of new innovations and demos, make sure to check out our latest demos and upcoming developments to see what surprises we have in store for you this year!  On Broadpeak’s booth, #W2529, at NAB Show 2024, you will find:

Boosting Monetization With Innovative Targeted Ad Solutions:

We will showcase state-of-the-art targeted ad insertion solutions that are simple to use and quick to deploy, offered on our SaaS platform, broadpeak.io. This server-side ad insertion solution allows video service providers to tailor content to individual preferences, creating seamless and individualized streaming experiences. Two new demos will include:

– Interactive targeted ads: Viewers can click on banner ads and receive notifications on their phone, increasing engagement for advertisers.

– Spot2Spot addressable TV: Broadpeak’s new feature allows for spot-level ad replacement for addressable TV, enhancing ad tracking and providing a more tailored ad experience.

Improving Video Streaming Experiences and Reducing Costs With Broadpeak’s End-to-End Solution:

Broadpeak’s end-to-end video streaming solution supports the entire workflow, from transcoding to delivery. At NAB Show 2024, attendees can see how this modular solution adapts to each customer’s needs, offering the best quality to viewers while reducing infrastructure and operational costs. The demo will showcase transcoding, cloud-native origin and packaging, recording, content personalization, high-performance video delivery via Advanced CDN, multicast ABR, multiCDN, analytics, monitoring, and added-value services such as managed services.

Make sure to stop by booth #W2529 to meet our team and see these exciting demos in action at NAB Show 2024!

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