Technology and Job Growth; World-Class Convention Facilities; and Numerous Entertainment Options Lure the World’s Communications & Technology Conference to Texas
NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TMC today announced that ITEXPO West 2011 will take place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on September 13-15, 2011. Launched in 1999, ITEXPO is the world’s largest and longest-running B-to-B communications and technology conference.
“We’re excited to bring ITEXPO and its collocated events to Austin, and we are certain our attendees will enjoy the venue, the hotels, the dining and entertainment, and of course, the extraordinary content featured in ITEXPO programs”
Through organic growth, substantial vendor support, and the addition of related, collocated conferences, the 22nd (West 2010) and 23rd (East 2011) editions of ITEXPO are the best-attended events since the show’s inception. By relocating the West 2011 conference to Austin, TMC expects the event to continue its growth in this fast-growing technology hub.
According to the American Cities Business Journals, Austin is the seventh-ranked technology center in America. The city is also ranked first in job-growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“We’re excited to bring ITEXPO and its collocated events to Austin, and we are certain our attendees will enjoy the venue, the hotels, the dining and entertainment, and of course, the extraordinary content featured in ITEXPO programs,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO and conference chairman for TMC.
“The density of high-tech companies throughout Texas as well as the positive response from many industry participants made the decision to come to Austin an easy one. We look forward to seeing the communications and tech industries gather with their potential customers this fall,” added Tehrani.
The Austin Convention Center is a world-class facility, with state-of-the-art communications capabilities. TMC has arranged for all ITEXPO participants to enjoy free, fast WiFi connections throughout the center’s massive network, capable of serving 5,800 simultaneous users. There are more than 6,000 downtown hotel rooms within walking distance to the convention center. Located 15 minutes from the airport, every major U.S. Airline provides non-stop flights to Austin, from virtually every major U.S. city.
With more than 120 restaurants in downtown Austin, the city offers a wide range of award-winning culinary options. And Austin is considered by many to be the live music capital of the world, with more than 200 live music venues in the downtown area.
The Call-for-Papers for ITEXPO West 2011 is available now on the ITEXPO website. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship, or advertising packages should contact TMC’s Joe Fabiano (203-852-6800 x132) or Maureen Gambino (203-852-6800 x109). Media inquiries should be directed to Todd Keefe at For Immediate Release PR.
ITEXPO West 2011 will feature collocated events, including: 4G Wireless Evolution Conference; M2M Evolution Conference; Cloud Communications Summit; SIP Tutorial 2.0: Bringing SIP to the Web; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; ChannelVision Expo (CVx); StartupCamp; Super WiFi Summit, and others. Visit www.itexpo.com for more information.