Welcome to LDI 2001 in Orlando, Florida.....
November 2-4, 2001
Tracoman's eye-catching booth...
"I wanted to congratulate each of you - and everyone involved for a job well done. Somehow - through all of the adversity you managed to pull it off. I don't know what the attendance was, but I can assure you - we did some business. Not as much as in the past - but more than I expected in these times. Thanks for hanging in there against all odds... I'm glad we went ahead!!"
LDI 2001 was a great success, with many exhibitors reporting busy booth traffic and all the right people stopping by to do business. These snapshots and testimonials from industry leaders attest to the success of the show. "We were up against great odds this year, following the tragic events of September 11," says Jacqueline Tien, publisher of Lighting Dimensions and Entertainment Design. "The industry really pulled together to make LDI 2001 a great show, and the success is in the pudding, as they say."
Things were hopping at Avolites...
Vari-Lite looked great bathed in blue...
Over 500 people attended the New Technology: Lighting breakfast that kicked off the show on Friday morning
Fun was had by all at ESTA's annual dinner... good food and good friends galore! Not to mention ESTA president Mike Wood showing off his new cowboy boots...
"I think you all did a great job in exceptional circumstances. All the feedback I have had about the quality of visitors has been excellent. Please thank everyone involved for looking after us so well at LDI this year and we all look forward to seeing everyone again at PLASA & LDI in 2002."
Doug Fleenor (right) wins ESTA's Dealer's Choice Award for Customer Service.... again!
"The show went VERY well for us. Met with new people as well as ones I haven't seen for some time."
Apollo Design Technology
Things were really "under control" at Tomcat...
"Congratulations to you and your staff on another smashing LDI! I was glad that I could play my part in "Art of Projection." It was an honor to be in the company of such distinguished individuals as Parry, Pilbrow and Rosenthal. I look forward to next year in Vegas. Keep in touch!
Blue Man Productions
High End Systems' Catalyst won top honors in the entertainment lighting field....
"As many of you know, Lighting Dimensions Magazine held the annual LDI2001 last week in Orlando. Due to the events of September 11th, many exhibitors feared that attendance would be too low. However thanks to the combined efforts of the LDI staff, the exhibitors' advisiory board (of which LaserNet is a member), and all of the exhibitors who came, the show was a big success! My staff and I feel that our company had a very successful show. "
T. H. Harman
Laser Production Network
Space Cannon's eye-catching pyramid was named Best Large Booth at the show....
"The show was one of the best since 1995. Probably our new products this year were one of the reasons. In addition, I think only the committed dealer, designer, production house, etc. were in attendance and we got to spend a good amount of time with each of them."
Lighting & Electronics
"We wish LDI all the best for many future successful conventions. It has certainly become the connection to suppliers and users for the theatrical and architectural lighting industry."
And more photos.... just for fun!
Were you at the ESTA dinner?
Mike Wood shows off ESTA's very chic jacket... looks good with his boots...
..... in this very patriotic year, American flags were popular ...
...as the Stars and Stripes waved o'er the Vari-Lite booth....
And fun was had by all at LDI's ExpoLatina Caliente party...
Lighting designer Ken Billington was honored as Entertainment Lighting Designer of the Year...
...and LD Paul Anderson came over from England to participate in a panel on transatlantic lighting in LDI's in-depth confrence program...
The entire transatlantic crew included (left to right) lighting designers Chris Parry, Heather Carson, Sarah Sidman, Ken Billington, and Paul Anderson...
...moderated by our editorial director extraordinaire, David Barbour...
See you next year at LDI 2002 - Ocotber 18-20, 2002, Las Vegas...
...Join us in Las Vegas to celebrate LDI's fabulous 15th anniversary!