MediaLive International, which acquired the rights to Comdex several years ago, canceled the 2004 event after several years of declining attendance, inconsistent marketing and growing competition from programs such as the Consumer Electronics Show. At that time, company executives vowed the show would return revamped and revitalized in 2005. Comdex will need at least another year to get its act together. MediaLive received much encouraging feedback from past Comdex attendees as it considered plans for the future, but technology companies weren’t so keen on renting booth space.

MediaLive International, which acquired the rights to Comdex several years ago, canceled the 2004 event after several years of declining attendance, inconsistent marketing and growing competition from programs such as the Consumer Electronics Show. At that time, company executives vowed the show would return revamped and revitalized in 2005. Comdex will need at least another year to get its act together. MediaLive received much encouraging feedback from past Comdex attendees as it considered plans for the future, but technology companies weren’t so keen on renting booth space.