Once the largest technology trade show in the world, Chicago's Comdex has been canned because of lack of interest.
The show's organiser, Key3Media Group, has axed the huge show in Chicago, Vancouver, Montreal, Atlanta and New York. But it will continue to hold shows in Las Vegas, Toronto and San Francisco.
Fred Rosen, chairman and chief executive officer of Key3Media Group, said it was better to concentrate on a single national show.
Comdex Chicago's exhibitors and crowds have dropped off rapidly since the tech industry's collapse in 2000.
A Key3Media spokesman said the April show attracted 200 exhibitors and about 25,000 people, which was significantly less than the 350 exhibitors and 70,000 attendees reported at the previous year's show.
Except for its shows in Canada, Key3Media has no plans to cancel any of the other 60 events it hosts in 17 countries, the spokesman added.
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