Following the teaser #changeiscoming at the 2015 events, BPM organisers Marked Events have revealed exactly what those changes are:
This September in Birmingham the BPM electronic music and DJ trade event event will join its aptly named pro-audio counterpart PRO to create one event: BPM|PRO.
The change is said to reflect the exhibitors’ needs to showcase cross-market products and visitors’ desires to see a wide range of products.
Another significant change for BPM|PRO is the new venue – the Genting Arena at Birmingham’s NEC, directly opposite the newly opened Resorts World complex.
The new venue allows for improved sound separation between areas, and separate halls for the popular returning features, the PRO Audio Demo and PA Experience.
Opening times for the event will to move to Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The DJ & Studio hall will open for two days, Sunday 11 and Monday 12 September, whilst the Sound & Lighting Halls will open for an additional day – Tuesday 13 September.
Event Director Mark Walsh explained the changes: “As the industry continues to define its routes to market and with the contraction of the retail sector, we really have seen where we fit into the exhibition calendar. By continuing to listen to the industry, we have carved out our own audience and really know where we are heading.
“Shifting the focus away from two show names and redefining by product sector makes our message far stronger, makes it easier for our exhibitors to choose where to exhibit and, for our visitors, provides a far more user-friendly experience.”
Tickets will be available for BPM|PRO from May 2016.
Photo Credit: BPM|PRO Facebook Page