My spin:Is Comdex going to go – bye, bye?
(FORTUNE.COM) — Fred Rosen had bad timing. He took over the Comdex technology trade show in March 2000, the same month tech stocks began the sickening plunge downward.
Rosen had made a lot of money building up and selling Ticketmaster, where his brash exploits were legendary. Now his idea was to use the gigantic Vegas extravaganza–the trade show of all trade shows–as a base to build an even larger operation doing shows for a variety of industries. But with the downturn in technology, the hordes diminished. While last year Comdex still attracted 125,000 attendees, that’s down from the 200,000 or so it regularly got until 2000. (full story)
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