The show was far from packed but stand attendants were relatively happy with the quality and numbers of visitors. "It's not looking like an anoraks' show; most of the visitors seem to have responsibility for spending," said Trevor Dodsworth, senior product manger for Canon's communication products division.
A spokeswoman for show organiser Comdex UK said the firm expected 10-12,000 visitors over the three days of the event.
Next year, Comdex plans a stiffer test for the competition by combining Comdex, Networld+Interop and Expo Comm in a single event under the 'UK Technology Week' banner. The show will take place October 6-8, 1998 in Earls Court, London.