This year's NYC Expo appears to be better than the last couple of years. I spent the day there yesterday (one day is enough for me as a rule) and it was fun. For one, there were more people in attendance - the organizer mentioned over 3,500 registered - and the place was really packed. To be fair, the space (Hilton at Midtown) is smaller than the last few years, but still, imo, many more attended than last year. The keynotes were excellent, especially Todd Gordon, Jon Nazarian and Tom Sosnoff. However, on the minus side, not too many vendors this time - they've got to get more firms participating if they want the event to really turn the downward spiral of the last few years. Still, the booths were well staffed and my questions were clearly answered. It appears that the character of the show is turning towards education, as opposed to new trading product demonstration, which may be a good sign. Another observation: the average age of participants seems to be dropping, which is also positive, new blood is coming in. As always, I enjoyed the visit, my 20th, let's hope next year's is even better.