HR Demo Show

Topics: John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser

The HR Demo Show hosted by Shared Xpertise

The HR Demo Show hosted by Shared Xpertise

Addressing What Trade Show Attendees Really Want, The HR Demo Show Announces Details of Inaugural Event

Out of frustration from seeing the same thing, year in and year out, the question begs “Is innovation dead in the HR trade show industry?” No, says SharedXpertise! The company today announced its latest event, which is designed to cut through the clutter of traditional trade shows by giving attendees what they really want: direct access to software demonstrations without the hype. The HR Demo Show will be held in Las Vegas on December 8 – 9, 2010 at the new Palazzo at the Venetian.

Most HR technology conference programs are filled with experts’ testimony and case studies about how other companies use software. The HR Demo Show offers attendees the opportunity to try the software directly and draw conclusions about what’s best in the context of their own organizations. Guided demonstrations conducted by top software companies will be held in large, multimedia salons equipped with large video screens and wireless bandwidth. Attendees can bring their own laptops or have access to available “loaner” laptops on which to follow the demonstrations. Intended to be highly interactive, the format encourages posing tough questions to the presenters in order to help attendees condense months of software investigation into hours.

HRO Today magazine’s technology columnist and the HR Demo Show‘s Conference Chair, John Sumser, stated, “Throughout my own career, I’ve sought to be at the forefront of innovation, starting with my interest in the Internet when it was embryonic as a business tool. As part of my professional journey, I’m excited about the importance of culture and communications through forums such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogging. Until now, no one has sought to change the model of HR technology trade shows and I’m excited to be part of bringing software into the hands of the people to whom it’s most important — recruiters, HR and IT professionals, CIOs and CHROs.”

The HR Demo Show does not include trade show booths on an exhibit floor. Software vendors are invited to present their products via one-hour live sessions to attendees. In addition to the presentation at the HR Demo Show, sessions will be recorded and archived at the show’s Web site for access by attendees for up to six months after the event.

Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise, said, “In addition to our approach to helping buyers and sellers communicate more effectively in the trade show venue, we place a strong emphasis on attracting the right buyers to our events. The HR Demo Show will be co-located with our very successful RPO Summit, which draws top executives considering game-changing HR decisions. The combined power of the two events will create a must attend scenario for any HR professional who is thinking strategically about the post-recessionary opportunities in 2011 and beyond.”

Clark continued, “Our focus is: less keynotes, more keyboards. We’re looking forward to getting our attendees really involved in vetting their software buying decisions by providing the right environment for buyers and sellers. Our intent is to help both buyers and sellers compress time.”

More information — including discounts for early registrations — can be accessed at the show’s web site, which is accessible at Follow the Show on LinkedIn by searching the “HR Demo Show” group; on Twitter at and on Facebook.

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