DJ Krayzie said:
It's for media, press, distributors, investors, etc... It is NOT a consumer show, even though we're able to watch the press conferences, live demos etc. Those are brought to us by the media that attend. One of the main reasons they closed it to the public is because it's an industry show. Go to PAX if you're interested in a conference that's targeted at consumers.
How do you not know this?
And the intention of this show is to entice investors, investors will come if they see the stock doing well. How does a stock do well? The company doesn't go under. How doesn't the company go under? By getting consumers to purchase their items, without that, you're screwed. Nobody is going to put money into a product or company that has shown that they don't understand what their consumers want.