CONFIRMED: SuperComm moves to Fall '09

Fierce has confirmed SuperComm will be moving dates - but not places -- from its June time slot to October. The telecommunications event is being moved to October 21-23 and will remain in McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

"As the broadband stimulus package comes out, we anticipate growth in the telecommunications industry," said SuperComm event manager Ron Matthews. "We want to take advantage of newer opportunities out of this and find the opportunities that are coming out of it."

A formal press release is expected out shortly to announce the date change and the movement to a new management team.  EXPO COMM Events, the joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. and Reed Exhibitions, will be taking over management of the SuperComm show.  EXPO COMM runs over 500 technology events around the world.

Matthews said bringing in EXPO COMM to run SuperComm would deliver stability and value, and partners already involved with the show shouldn't worry. "We've remained committed to the partners we have, we want to retain the partners we have, we're just shifting some dates and times," he said. "We'll have some new discussions [to add partners] as well."

Moving forward, Matthews anticipated keeping SuperComm as a fall show.

Related article
SUPERCOMM comes back to life - FierceTelecom