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TECHEXPO VISITORS SURVEY
(IMPORTANT: Entries Are Given In Per Cent of Responses to Each Question Except Where Multiple Answers Are Allowed)
SECTION 1: ABOUT TECHEXPO VISITORS
VISITORS' ORGANIZATIONTotal Responses41014
Aerospace, %73
Appliance Manufacturing1
Automotive0
Bio/Medical 1
Chemicals 0
Consumer Goods 1
Communications2
Computers 1
Consultant1
Defense0
Educational Institution1
Electronics1
Government7
Industrial Equipment1
Library0
Materials0
Power / Energy1
Research Laboratory 1
Transportation 0
None of these9
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDTotal Responses40419
Engineering and Engineering Sciences, %General Science Medical or Life Sciences Non-Technical
76599
HIGHEST LEVEL OF ACADEMIC DEGREETotal Responses40431
Bachelor, % Master Doctorate No Advanced degree
765109
JOB FUNCTION Total Responses40438
Technical: Science & Engineering
Applied Research or R&D, %73
Basic Research1
Design Engineering1
Production/Manufacturing1
Test, QC, Safety1
Other Technical1
Management
Corporate Management 1
Marketing/Sales 1
Production 0
Purchasing 0
Technical /Project / Team7
Finance2
Other Management0
Teaching/Consulting/Others
Teaching 1
Consulting 1
Student 1
Retired0
None of these8
COMPANY SIZE AT THIS LOCATION Total Responses39570
19 or Less, % 20 to 99 100 to 499 500+
74 6 4 16
PURCHASING INVOLVEMENT (multiple answers) Total Responses 11972
Board Level Electronics, % 49
CAD/CAE48
CAM Systems and Tools 46
Ceramics 46
Communication Equipment & Fiberoptics 49
Data Acquisition 49
Electronic Components 50
Electronic Systems 49
Ferrous & Nonferrous Metals 47
Industrial Controls / Systems 47
Laboratory Equipment50
Mechanical Components 48
Materials 49
Motion Control, & Positioning Equipment 47
Optics & Lasers47
PCs, Workstations & Peripherals 47
Plastics & Composites 53
Sensors / Transducers31
Software 32
Test & Measurement Equipment 36
Vacuum 34
Video & Imaging Systems29
USE THE WWW FOR (multiple answers) Total Responses 10401
Technical Product Information, % Pricing Information Identify Vendors Find What The Competition Does Fun Others
43 37 38 34 34 31
ATTEND SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES OR SHORT COURSES Total Responses 38468
No, % Yes
81 19
HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU VISITED TECHEXPO WITHIN THE PAST MONTH? Total Responses 38489
Almost Every Day, % About Once A Week Once or Twice A First Timer
83 5 4 8
HOW DID YOU FIND TECHEXPO? Total Responses 38213
Stumbled Across It While Surfing the Web, % Read About It Friend Contacted by TechExpo
82 4 10 4
AGE GROUP Total Responses 37277
Under 20, % Between 21 and 30 Between 31 and 40 Between 41 and 50 Above 51
76 5 4 4 12
HOW FAMILIAR ARE YOU WITH THE INTERNET? Total Responses 38504
Pro, % Comfortable Total Novice
78 17 6
WHAT PORTION OF YOUR DAILY WORK SCHEDULE INVOLVES COMPUTERS? Total Responses38477
100% About 75% About 50% About 25% None
84 4 4 5 4

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SECTION 2: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TECHEXPO
HOW USEFUL ARE THE FOLLOWING TECHEXPO FEATURES?
DIRECTORY OF HI-TECH COMPANIES Total Responses 38198
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
77 2 4 9 3 5
PRODUCT TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPEC SHEETS, APPLICATION NOTES Total Responses 38168
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
77 2 2 3 4 12
COMPUTERIZED INDEX AND A SEARCH ENGINE FOR COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS Total Responses 36093
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
77 2 10 2 3 5
HI-TECH PRODUCT SHOWCASE Total Responses 38096
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
77 4 2 9 2 5
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Total Responses 38104
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
84 2 2 2 4 5
CALENDAR OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES Total Responses 38108
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
77 10 2 2 3 5
TECHNICAL BOOK FAIR Total Responses 38063
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
77 8 2 4 2 5
DETAILED CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCE AGENDA, REGISTRATION FORMS Total Responses 37765
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
78 2 2 11 3 4
DIRECTORY OF TRADE MAGAZINES Total Responses 38048
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
79 2 2 9 3 5
TABLE OF CONTENTS OF TRADE MAGAZINES Total Responses 38016
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
76 2 4 2 2 13
DIRECTORY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, TECHNICAL SOCIETIES, AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS Total Responses 38020
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
84 2 4 2 3 5
HANDBOOK - TECHNICAL DATA CENTER Total Responses 37957
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
79 2 2 2 9 6
THETECHEXPO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SCHEDULES Total Responses 37966
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
78 9 2 2 4 5
WHAT'S NEW SECTION -- PRESS RELEASES Total Responses 37951
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
78 2 2 11 2 5
NEWSLETTER CENTER Total Responses 37927
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
78 2 4 2 9 5
SUBSCRIPTION TO TECHNICAL NEWS IN YOUR FIELD VIA E-MAIL Total Responses 37646
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
78 2 2 2 2 13
SENDING PRESS RELEASES AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS TO TECHEXPO SUBSCRIBERS VIA E-MAIL Total Responses 37956
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
84 2 2 4 2 6
TECHEXPO ACCESS AND VISITOR STATISTICS INFORMATION CENTER Total Responses 37919
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
78 2 2 4 2 12
ACCESS STATISTICS TO A SPECIFIC FILE POSTED AT TECHEXPO -- SEARCH ENGINE Total Responses 36088
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Unfamiliar
85 2 2 2 2 6
WEB SITES REQUIRING REGISTRATION, A USER ID AND A PASSWORD Total Responses37943
Tend To Avoid Such Sites, % Do Not Mind Think It's A Good Idea
79 8 13
OVERALL ORGANIZATION OF THE SITE AND INFORMATION AT TECHEXPO Total Responses 37895
Easy to Follow, % Neutral Impossible To Find Anything No Opinion
77 5 10 9
AMOUNT OF GRAPHICS VS. INFORMATION CONTENTS Total Responses 37886
The Site Needs More Aesthetics, % Just The Right Mix Post Contents Only Do Not Worry About Graphics No Opinion
76 7 4 14
FIELDS OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY REPRESENTED AT TECHEXPO -- MY PREFERENCE IS FOR Total Responses 37902
A Site Focused On Fewer Fields, % A Multi-Disciplinary Site No Opinion
78 15 7
HOW EASY IS FINDING VENDOR INFORMATION USING A MALL SUCH AS TECHEXPO, AS COMPARED WITH SEARCHING STAND-ALONE WEB SITES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WWW? Total Responses 37723
Much Easier, % Somewhat Easier No Difference Soemwhat Harder Much Harder
86 4 5 2 4
THE FACT THAT TECHEXPO IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY MAGAZINE OR TRADE ASSOCIATION IS Total Responses 37907
Positive, % Neutral Negative
80 8 12
GIVE TECHEXPO AN OVERALL GRADE Total Responses 37966
Totally Useless, % Somewhat Useless Neutral Somewhat Useful Very Useful Not Sure
78 8 4 3 3 4
COUNTRY Total Responses 8163
Argentina, %3
Armenia11
Australia1
Austria1
Belgium1
Brazil1
Canada2
Chile1
China1
Colombia0
Costa Rica34
Croatia0
Czech Republic0
Denmark1
Dominican Republic0
Egypt1
Estonia0
Finland1
France1
Germany1
Great Britain (UK)1
Greece1
Hong Kong0
Hungary1
Iceland1
India2
Indonesia1
Ireland1
Israel1
Italy1
Jamaica1
Japan1
Korea (South)1
Kuwait1
Latvia1
Luxembourg1
Malaysia1
Mexico1
Netherlands1
New Zealand1
Nicaragua1
Norway0
Poland0
Portugal0
Romania0
Russian Federation1
Singapore1
Slovak Republic1
Slovenia1
South Africa1
Spain1
Sweden1
Switzerland1
Taiwan0
Thailand1
Turkey1
Ukraine1
United Arab Emirates0
United States15
Venezuela1

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