CoNEXTions 2012 | October 17 & 18, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
CoNEXTions 2013 |
CoNEXTions 2014 | June 26 & 27, Hilton Anatole, Dallas
Where is CoNEXTions 2013?
After listening to your comments during direct interviews and from online surveys, several points rang out loud and clear:
- A continued need to come together for in-person meetings as an industry
- An expectation of a high rate of return on investment
- The desire to see new products and network with channel partners and prospects
- The importance of affordability
For the first time in the 37-year history of DHI conventions, we will go a year without a show in order to address the affordability request. With the strategic decision to move the show from its annual timeframe in the fall to the late spring/early summer, we will forego a show in 2013 to avoid having back-to-back shows within eight months in favor of a 20-month break between the October 2012 and June 2014 shows.
The need to keep participation costs low drove the decision to change convention seasons. This move will take the DHIndustry Convention out of the busiest, and therefore most expensive, fall convention season and position us to take advantage of lower housing and facility rates.
This move will also answer the request by some for an every-other-year show—but just this one time—for now anyway! Our strategy for future conventions is still evolving, and we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, it is our hope that by not participating in a 2013 DHI convention, you will be able to save money to help your fiscal year, or you may be able to put this saved money toward other company projects. But definitely earmark enough to attend CoNEXTions 2014 in Dallas next June!
Additionally, several DHI exhibitors participate in not only the DHI convention, but other industry events in the fall. Moving out of the fall will bring financial and logistical benefits to those exhibitors who will no longer have to juggle DHI with their other fall events.
We are eager to see everyone in Dallas next June and hope that this improvement benefits you.