Let’s get into it.
HolMat made the decision to switch venues this year, moving from the Caribe Royale to the Marriott World Center just up the road. (If you’ve heard of that hotel before, it might be because it’s the same venue that OmniEXPO held their first year.) The place is huge, and there was quite a bit of walking to be done, especially if you were on the complete opposite end of the convention like we were, but it was a good way to get your fitbit steps in for the day! Before you say “it was too big” or “there was so much wasted space,” hear me out. Yes, the convention floor had its gaps, but having the extra space now will give the convention a chance to grow and improve the HolMat experience in the future. Remember that conventions are a business, and businesses have to work their way up.