Itâ€™s funny – after the 2nd year the Expo was held, a competitor made the statement, â€œI heard the attendance was down this year.â€Â That statement has been repeated after every subsequent Expo since. What makes it funny is that itâ€™s mathematically impossible. If your attendance falls every year, at some point youâ€™ll reach zero. Of course, that sort of thing is over some peopleâ€™s heads.
When you have nearly 300 people in twin seminar rooms at the same time, and the exhibit hall floor remains thick with people, you just have to smile at the silliness of such a statement.
If Expo attendance has fallen each and every year, you have to wonder just how huge the crowd must have been that 2nd year!
Pictures donâ€™t lie – the photos taken at this yearâ€™s Expo show portions of our largest crowd ever – 3004 attendees, not including the exhibitor personnel.Â What was true in 2004 remains true in 2012 – there is absolutely nothing else like the Expo for custom rod builders. The numbers prove that the Expo is the event that most custom builders choose to attend and thereâ€™s a good reason for that.
For more photos of the 2012 Expo crowd, visit:
Click on the “next photo” button just above the first photo that turns up and you’ll be taken on a 35 photo presentation showing a bit of the 2012 International Custom Rod Building Exposition. Enjoy.