From the PR file, an announcement that confirms one tradeshow's total and complete irrelevance:
Music Legend Kenny Loggins to Perform at COMPTEL Spring ShowI wonder: If I called COMPTEL to complain right now, would the hold music be Anne Murray or Neil Sedaka?
WASHINGTON, DC – February 21, 2006 – COMPTEL today announced that music legend Kenny Loggins will perform Monday, March 20 at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2006 Convention & Expo, which runs March 19-22 in San Diego. The event, "An Evening with Kenny Loggins," is being presented by Compass Global.
A two-time Grammy winner, Kenny Loggins has sold more than 20 million records in his 30-year career and has produced such hits as "Danny's Song", "House at Pooh Corner", "Your Momma Don't Dance", "This Is It", as well as classic movie theme songs including, "I'm Alright" (from Caddyshack), "Footloose" (from Footloose), "Danger Zone" (from Top Gun), and "Nobody's Fool" (from Caddyshack II).
“Compass Global wanted to participate in this special 25th Anniversary of COMPTEL as a tribute to our customers and COMPTEL members," said Dean Cary, President and CEO of Compass Global. "We feel Kenny Loggins is an appropriate choice for this occasion as his hits appeal to audiences of all ages. We assure you this will be an event you won’t want to miss.”
Additional support for this event is being provided by Sansay and Sirius Telecommunications.
This event is open to COMPTEL attendees registered with a either a VIP, full conference or exhibitor registration. Registration savings end Feb. 23 so visit www.comptel.org and sign up today.
COMPTEL is the leading industry association representing communications service providers and their supplier partners. Based in Washington, D.C., COMPTEL advances its members' business through policy advocacy and through education, networking and trade shows. COMPTEL members are entrepreneurial companies building and deploying next-generation networks to provide competitive voice, data and video services. COMPTEL members create economic growth and improve the quality of life of all Americans through technological innovation, new services, affordable prices and customer choice. COMPTEL members share a common objective: advancing communications through innovation and open networks. For more information, call COMPTEL at 202/296-6650.
— Phil Harvey, Music Critic, Light Reading