103rd NAMM Show Breaks Attendance And Exhibitor Records

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, reported a five percent increase in the overall registration at the 2005 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA for a grand total of 78,091 registrants. The 103rd edition of the NAMM Show also broke the all-time record of exhibitors with 1,428 companies taking space at this year's trade show. International attendance grew substantially with a 10 percent increase for a total of 8,416 registrants from 91 countries.

"The NAMM Show once again united the global music products industry for four days of business, ideas and camaraderie," said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. "The positive energy and the sense of optimism that electrified the Anaheim Convention Center is a very good indicator to our Members of a strong year ahead."

"It's been a great show for us," said second-year exhibitor Mark Altekruse of Apple Computer. "We have built a lot of solid awareness with pro audio customers, and that's exactly what we came here to do. The NAMM Show is now part of our company's business calendar every year."

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"The 2005 show has been very positive," said Michael Kovins, KORG USA. "We were able to launch our new OASYS synthesizer at this show, and there is no other venue where we could have launched it but the NAMM Show."

NAMM reinvests the revenue from its world-class trade shows to fund programs, activities and initiatives designed to stimulate demand for music products; and provide valuable services to help its Members succeed. This "circle of benefits" model allows NAMM to work toward its mission of unifying, leading and strengthening the global music products industry and increasing active participation in music making.

NAMM's next trade show for the music products industry, the 2005 NAMM Summer Session, will take place in Indianapolis, IN from July 22-24. The 104th NAMM Show will take place in Anaheim from January 19-22. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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