2009–10 Summer NAMM Dates Announced
NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced that 2009 Summer NAMM will take place July 17–19 in Nashville, Tenn. NAMM also said the dates of the second industry gathering will move back to June 18–20 in 2010 and will remain in late June for the foreseeable future, making sure not to overlap with InfoComm, another industry event.
“We received a lot of feedback concerning the dates of Summer NAMM,” said Kevin Johnstone, director of trade shows, NAMM. “The majority of buyer attendees told us that they preferred holding the show in June for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, the only dates available in June 2009 conflicted with InfoComm, so we decided that July would be the best available option for our Members—and beyond that, we will hold Summer NAMM in late June.”
The 2008 Summer NAMM event was judged to be a success by most NAMM Members. At show close, NAMM reported a 36 percent increase in registration with 17,473 total registrants for the three-day event, including a 45 percent increase in international registrants. Exhibitor numbers were also up at the Nashville Convention Center, with 483 companies displaying and demonstrating products.