Before I attended my first NPE (April 1-5; Orlando, FL), I was told (warned) about the size of the show. Since I've covered conferences and trade shows in the past, I felt I had an idea of what the show will be like. Exhibitors, interviews, press conferences - been there, done that.
Well, it's true what they say - you do learn something new every day. I learned that NPE is a whole other beast.
Yes, there were plenty of interviews and press conferences to give me story ideas for weeks to come, however, I don't think I truly visualized how many exhibitors would bring machines, and also just a seemingly endless display of machines and exhibitors throughout the show....