Reflecting the Electronic Entertainment Expo’s (E3) position as the world’s
leading venue for interactive entertainment products, E3 show management
today announced that the event is on track to surpass key exhibit space
and registration milestones from the prior year.
To date, E3Expo 2003 has sold approximately 515,000 net square feet of
exhibit space, the largest amount of space sold since 2000. This year’s
show is on track to host more than 400 exhibitors, including 163 new
exhibiting companies, and has also seen growth in the number of qualified
pre-registered general attendees, with pre-registration numbers exceeding
those seen at the same time in 2002. The show, now in its ninth year, is
scheduled May 14-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
An invaluable forum for industry professionals seeking to learn more about
the business, E3Expo 2003 will offer an unparalleled panel of 100 industry
leaders who will share their knowledge during 33 educational conference
sessions and workshops.
E3Expo is owned by the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA), the
U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of
the companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld
devices, personal computers, and the Internet. IDSA members collectively
account for more than 90 percent of the $6.9 billion in entertainment software
sales in the U.S. in 2002, and billions more in export sales of American-made
E3Expo is a trade event, not open to the general public. Only working journalists
with qualified media outlets will be eligible to register for media badges. No one
under the age of 18 will be admitted, including infants. This policy is strictly enforced.