January 15, 2015
SBE 22 Announces New Strategies for 2015
SBE 22, the Society of Broadcast Engineers chapter serving the Central New York state area, in its ongoing efforts to improve services to its members, has re-evaluated its member and broadcast community engagement strategy. Previously, this has included the SBE22 Broadcast & Technology Expo, as well as Ennes workshops.
As a result of this effort, SBE22 has decided that the large regional convention business model will no longer be a part of its yearly event calendar. The primary reasons behind this decision are rising venue costs and exhibitor reluctance to commit to attending the show. These reasons and other factors, including the convention's established history, make this a very difficult yet necessary decision.
"This was not a snap decision in any way," says Christopher P. Baycura, Chairman of SBE Chapter 22. "Organizing and presenting the SBE 22 Media Expo in the current form is rewarding and has proven to be of great value to attendees, but the financial aspects no longer support the effort in that form. The SBE 22 Expo Committee is re-evaluating our strategy for 2015 and beyond, and we will announce our plans for the future effort by the end of April."
SBE 22 has presented the Expo since 1972. We thank our thousands of visitors and exhibitors that have joined us over the five decade run of the Expo.