I generally don't like trade shows. As their name clearly indicates, their main goal is trade. You will have to try very hard to find really technical people. All you find is vendors who try to sell you solutions. Who's interested in solutions? I want some nice equipment and tools, then solve the problems on my own.
Anyway, I had an important appointment, so I went there. Despite the truckloads of consumers, gamers and the like, I was able to wade through the masses. Luckily Astaro and Balabit were friendly enough to offer me shelter in their booths ;)
Let's hope I won't have to do it too often.