Collaborators. Competitors. Frenemies. That’s who will be featuring at the upcoming inaugural INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago May 5 – 7. They will be speaking on panels, chatting at parties, passing in hallways and most importantly, on full display in a new Marketplace setting on the INTX floor.
Next week, exhibits are going up, signage and displays are being hung, Imagine Park is being built, and McCormick Place is getting ready for thousands of show goers. The front doors of INTX open in only ten days so we wanted to give you an overview of what to expect when you arrive.
Featuring global companies and brands in entertainment, technology and telecom, the #intx2015 Marketplace will be a larger-than-life expo at the exciting intersection of TV and the Internet. The INTX Marketplace is a re-imagined showfloor with new features and plenty of opportunity to experience the new services that are making headlines every day.
As you make your way around the Marketplace, traditional aisles between booths have been transformed into themed boulevards and expressways that guide you to the related INTX Intersection. These Intersections – there are five of them across the floor – really are the focal points of the Marketplace. Themed Internet of Things, TV Everywhere, Navigation, Streaming, and Gaming, the Intersections will be interactive, educational and visually stunning representations of the major themes facing our industry today. You’ll find everything from virtual reality to Vimeo and Sling TV to TiVo among the dozens of products on display.
Imagine Park will be front and center inside the INTX Marketplace and serves as the live events stage will feature discussions with technologists, presentations about strategies and several demos of new services throughout the Expo. It’s also a place to grab some food, recharge your device and enjoy a comfortable seat. Steps away from Imagine Park is Tek Stadium, showcasing the coolest tech our industry is working with, hosted by CableLabs and featuring dozens of companies.
Located steps away from Imagine Park, the Start-Up Showcase will house local Chicago start-ups along with the tech incubators they are currently staged in. Stop by and see their latest products and services and also meet the finalists from the INTXHACK – the live 24-hour developers challenge taking place in conjunction with INTX.
For a closer look at the INTX show floor, check out this interactive map.