Thoughts on Another IRCE Gone By
It's been a week since the close of the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) in San Diego and I'm just now getting the opportunity to put together my thoughts of the show. My first impression was that the event keeps getting bigger each year.
In fact, I got that impression before I even stepped foot into the convention center where the conference was being held. In the cab from the airport to my hotel the driver asked if I was in town for the “internet conference.” After telling him I was, he responded by saying that everyone he picked up that day was in town for the conference. Well, apparently the cab driver and I were on to something: This year's IRCE drew over 7,300 attendees, a 14 percent increase from last year and a record for the event.