Harrisburg, Pa. - D&H Distributing will host its 21st New England Technology Show on Aug. 11 at the Boston area's Quincy Marriott hotel.
The show will run from noon to 8:30 p.m., with exhibits opening at 3 p.m., and is expected to attract 500 attendees from this region.
More than 60 exhibitors are slated to participate, D&H said, among them Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer, Asus, Logitech, Kensington, SanDisk, Sennheiser and Western Digital.
Dealers can attend educational seminars from industry leaders on the latest technologies, including a session from HP on the TouchPad and the new WebOS. Registration is free for D&H dealers, retailers and e-tailer customers.
The distributor is holding a Tablet Demo Zone where attendees will be able to try six tablet models from D&H's partner vendors, including offerings from Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and Samsung. Customers will rank different models as Most User Friendly, Most Stylish, Most Innovative, Most Economical, Most Versatile and Most Enjoyable tablet devices of the show, the distributor said.
The show will also host an HP TouchPad Demo Theater, where attendees can observe this device's various features in action via a large-scale projection screen that mirrors the tablet's display.
Vendors participating in the Boston proceedings for the first time include new D&H partner Sophos, the developers of mobile security solutions; plus KB Covers, LG-Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, Planar and Vu TelePresence. D&H's trade shows are sales-focused events, so attendees will receive floor-only discounts. Door prizes will be offered including a grand prize of an HP TouchPad.
"The Boston Show will be an exciting experience, both in defining hot new products and in spotlighting the innovative technologies that support them," stated Michael Schwab, co-president at D&H. "We also work with an assortment of manufacturers who had top-notch tablet PC launches this year. This allows us to offer customers a rare opportunity to see the various market offerings first hand. There are truly few other venues in the Northeast corridor where dealers have as great an opportunity to acquire a large variety of product knowledge in one location in one day."