Definitely the most eventful and colorful ASIS show in a long long time; While it certainly was not particularly successful in a conventional sense nor were exhibitors thrilled with traffic, Philadelphia was quite an experience. Most everyone had an opinion of the host city though typically not a terribly positive one.
We loved Philly. Hotels and restaurants abounded and, perhaps most importantly, they placed a security show in the middle of a crime laboratory. Here's how we enjoyed dinner on Day 2:
Who needs dinner theatre when you can have a real life arrest a few feet from your table? This guy looks like Vin Diesel's brother. I hope a casting agent is reading this.
The Real Stuff
The show floor was certainly more subdued than past years but new products, though mostly niche, were far more interesting. Inside, we review the following:
- Show Traffic
- Empty Booths and Missing Vendors
- Face Recognition
- Avigilon Minority Report
- Patent Marketing