The Georgia World Congress Center was full of smiles and good feelings as the 2012 IWF exhibition had a much larger attendance than the last show in 2010. This matches an increased number of exhibitors, the return of some major companies as exhibitors, and a smaller increase in the overall square footage. The final numbers won't be available for a week or two, but registrations were said to be about 15,000. The actual number of registered attendees will be somewhat less when all the numbers are tallied. (This doesn't include exhibitor personnel.)
For our part, we were busy with scheduled events and tried to cover all of the new technology on the show floor. It was a busy week for most of the attendees and exhibitors. A successful IWF, which this was, is important for a successful industry.