Thursday, January 22, 2009

MIDEM 2009: Empty places

Yesterday I mentioned Gerd Leonhard's guesstimate that the attendance at MIDEM was down by anything up to 20%; Bruce Houghton over on Hypebot has the official figures:

In the end, the Cannes mega-conference appears to have dodged the bullet with figures released by organizer Reed Midem showing a 12% drop in attendance to 8000 from 9100 in 2008.

Hypebot suggests these are pretty good figures in the circumstances, and points out that all the key players were there. Although it makes you wonder who the one in ten who didn't show up were, then.