The 2009 NAB Show opens this morning in Las Vegas. Projections were that attendance would be down because of the world wide economy, but still, at least 85,000 are expected to attend. David Rehr, NAB President and CEO will deliver his fourth annual State of the Industry address to open the show...Mary Tyler Moore will be honored with the NAB Distinguished Service Award. Also featured is the presentation of the NAB International Broadcasting Awards which recognize international broadcasters (terrestrial, satellite or cable)
who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and uniqueness in
successfully serving their listening or viewing audience through
broadcast innovation or service to the community.
The keynote will be delivered by best-selling author Richard Florida (The
Rise of the Creative Class; Who's Your City?). As one of the world's
leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic
trends, and innovation, Florida's ideas are provoking change in the way
corporations, regions and even countries do business and transform
their economies. With new insights on the creative economy, Florida
challenges common assumptions on such core business issues as overall
strategy, retaining talent, and managing for maximum innovation.