In working for MCM the past 8 years, the 4 hour plane ride from Birmingham, AL (MCM HQ) to Las Vegas, NV has been become as familiar as a casual stroll around the neighborhood with the family dog (granted I don’t really walk my dog very often!). Over this time, I’ve attended about 10 tradeshows at the fabulous Las Vegas Convention Center, consequently having developed the unique talent of being able to draw out the entire Vegas Strip without missing a single Hotel & Casino in a mere matter of minutes.
Why so many trips to Sin City, you ask? The biggest contributor happens to be the International Wireless Communications Exposition (IWCE – http://www.iwceexpo.com/iwce2013/Public/enter.aspx), which is held in the lovely city of “Lost Wages” on an annual basis. IWCE happens to be one of two international conferences MCM attends each year (the other being APCO International – http://www.apco2013.org/), as Communications experts from around the world attend to explore the latest and greatest technologies the industry has to offer.
For me, this yearly journey is a welcome addition to my travel schedule as I rarely get away from the East Coast. And while – for many – Las Vegas can lose its luster after so much exposure, I happen to be a connoisseur of the bizarre and enjoy the bright lights and unique sites of this “one in a million” city!
While Las Vegas offers a lot to see in terms of the astounding night life, amazing cuisine, and brilliant shows, the task at hand while attending the trade show is less glamorous – long days standing for hours on end talking shop inside an expansive exhibit hall. Fortunately for MCM, the 2013 version of IWCE will provide an exciting new wrinkle to mix things up a bit. Since last year at this time, MCM is proud say that we are growing at an exciting rate after a surge in business in 2012 which has led to numerous positive changes for this year’s IWCE:
- New faces – every year, you get used to seeing many of the same faces across the tradeshow floor – some of them just wearing a new logo on their shirt. This year, MCM will be introducing a handful of new faces as we’ve been fortunate enough to attract some of the industry’s best and brightest in the area of sales, software engineering and development.
- New look – as part of our growth track on the tails of a strong 2012, we will also be going live with our new website (which may be how you are reading this news), new marketing graphics on our booth, and a new slogan that more effectively captures the nature of what we do! We are proud to have Chesley Vague on board as the artist behind the marketing image and hope you like the new look, too. Chesley will be on the show floor, so be sure to stop by and give him a pat on the back!
- New opportunities – another fantastic result of our development over the past year is the introduction of numerous new partners who are now working alongside MCM to either 1) help provide new contracts and opportunities for their clients to procure our asset management solutions, or 2) connect with our engineering staff in joint development activities that will further enhance the capabilities of our offerings in the coming year as we strive to offer the most valuable solutions in Public Safety communications software!
So, if you, too, are making the journey to join us in Las Vegas for IWCE, please swing on by the Las Vegas Convention Center at Exhibit Halls C1-C3, booth #2754 and learn more about the many changes at MCM just over the past 12 months alone! As a bonus, we’ll even throw in the extra benefit of learning about all of Vegas’ hidden treasures (can’t miss restaurants and shows) to make sure you get the most out of your stay – it’s a win, win!