ASIS has released their attendance figures for the 2014 show and it is down from last year in Chicago.
In 2013, ASIS claimed 20,600 attendees. In 2014, ASIS claimed "more than 19,000". That is a drop of 4% - 8%.
ASIS also cited a modest decrease in show floor size from 230,000 net square feet in 2013 to 223,000 in 2014. However, as our show coverage noted, tens of thousands of 2014 space was not booked for booths, turned into lounges, on floor meeting rooms, etc.
In terms of exhibitor numbers, ASIS cited 640 in 2013 but did not disclose any count for 2014.
On the positive side, ASIS' press release including glowing testimonials from Tyco, Samsung and PPM. Contrast to our ASIS 2014 ASIS manufacturer survey results.
40% of Attendees Are Manufacturers
The 19,000 attendance figure includes both attendees and exhibitors but ~40% of attendees are exhibitors / manufacturers. For example, the 2012 show, audited, shows that 7,690 of the 19,431 attendees where 'exhibitors, Non-Exhibiting Sponsors and their Support Staff." This pattern / percentage has been fairly constant over the years.