10/31/2007, Have you seen this before? this is not in USA, this is in Shanghai, in AOE, the Chinese version OFC/NFOEC. OSA organized 12 companies to attend this show.
We cann't say this show very successful. I can say it is more successful than last year for visiters, and it is successful for organizers. But for exhibitors, I don't know, especially for those foreign exhibitors who pay a good price for the show. Many their counterparts in China got the booth nearly free.
I don't want to critize the organizer, they have done a good job, it is not a easy thing to make this kind of optical communication show in China. Chinese companies often don't want to waste their money on advertisment or kinds of show, except they cann't find other direct way to find customers. You can think, such kind of show cann't help them find customers.
The organzier told us they would continue this show next year, I hope thye will be more successful in 2008.