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Posted: May 28, 2009

The 2009 TechConnect World trio of events draws a record number of attendees, speakers and vendors to Houston

(Nanowerk News) NTSI and CTSI today announced today that the recently held TechConnect World trio of conferences, which included Clean Technology '09, Nanotech '09, and the TechConnect Summit events, drew a record number of attendees, speakers, and vendors to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. NSTI/CTSI also announced that the 2009 programs were the largest in the company's history.
More than 2,700 presentations were hosted at the combined events, including panel discussions, poster presentations, and keynote addresses by leading executives such as: Lockheed Martin's Dr. Ray Johnson; Continental Airlines' Larry Kellner; the Obama Administration's Thomas Kalil; and hundreds of others.
"Energy and climate change are important national security issues, and nanotechnology offers the promise of enabling solutions to challenging problems in these areas. Lockheed Martin is proud to have been the host sponsor of this important event, which provided the opportunity for our workforce to collaborate with top researchers from around the world and gain insights into emerging technologies that can support our customer's needs," said Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin
To view a photo gallery of images of Houston please click here.
More than 250 exhibitors participated in the expo, which was attended by a record 3,500 attendees.
Here's what a few of them had to say about the show:
"Smartcool is focused on promoting its products to the right audience, both from a sales and technical perspective, particularly in the current economic climate. This conference allowed us to introduce our energy efficiency technology to a wide array of interested parties, both from North America and abroad, enabling us to make key contacts across different sectors all represented in one show," said Chris Lefaivre, VP of Sales for Smartcool Systems
"We more than paid for our booth space with pre-arranged meetings with several customers. Seeing them at hourly intervals at our booth is much preferable to the cost and aggravation of dealing with the airlines in getting to their locations. The walk-in traffic was a bonus," added Charles Van Fleet, President of Swan Chemical Inc.
"First Nano/SDC has been attending the NSTI show for the past 9 years. It's the perfect venue to network with colleagues, technologists, executives and other key decision makers in the global nanotechnology industry, and we think the addition of the Clean Technology expo made this show much more valuable," stated Gary Dyal, Director of Sales and Marketing for First Nano.
"NanoInk continues to find this exhibit a good investment with a highly focused group of our current and potential customers. The two day format for the exhibit allows us to get the most out of our effort and the technical presentations remain excellent," concluded Tom Levesque, Vice President of NanoFabrication Systems for NanoInk.
Program development efforts for the 2010 events - taking place June 20-24, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center - have already begun. Those interested in sponsoring or exhibiting in 2010, should contact Christopher Erb at cerb@techconnect.org or at 978-561-1908.
Source: NTSI/CTSI