Registration opens today (2 October) for NAMM members planning to attend the 2015 NAMM Show. The world’s largest trade show for the music equipment industry returns to the Anaheim Convention Center in California on 22–25 January, opening its doors to more than 5,000 music and audio brands, special events, educational sessions and live entertainment.
"NAMM members who make the trip to Anaheim have already demonstrated their commitment to succeed, using the platform of the NAMM Show to stay current on industry trends and business practices to make better decisions in the year ahead,” says Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants).
"This event is the crossroads of the global music industry, and there is no better place to see all the exciting new products under one roof, meet and hear from industry leaders who are shaping the future for us all and, at the same time, attend some of the most enjoyable music and networking events of the whole year. We’re looking forward to producing a fun and productive show for our members in January.”
Hotel booking for NAMM members, which gives members the choice of over 40 hotels from which to choose, also opens today, with bookings for non-members starting on 12 November.
New for 2015 is Backstage @ NAMM, a networking area just behind the NAMM GoPro Stage at the Anaheim Convention Center's Grand Plaza which will feature food, drink and live streaming entertainment throughout the day.
"With educational and networking opportunities for every tribe in the music products industry, including a chat with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, this is lining up to be a NAMM Show for the books," says a statement from NAMM. "Badge registrations will incur a $50–$100 fee as of 7 January, so it pays to register early!"
Limited exhibition space is still available.
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