NAMM Trade Show Director Inducted into IAEE Platinum Circle

October 21, 2008

CARLSBAD, Calif., October 17, 2008—NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced that its Trade Show Director, Kevin Johnstone, has been inducted into the prestigious Platinum Circle of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. The Platinum Circle celebrates the contributions of outstanding individuals in the trade show field for 25 years or more.

Johnstone, who is responsible for producing the NAMM Show and Summer NAMM, two of the largest events in the music products industry, has been with the association for 14 years. Prior to joining NAMM, Johnstone worked for Advanstar, as well as United Expo.

“There’s nothing like face-to-face meetings to create the kind of long-term business relationships that truly drive an industry,” said Johnstone.  “I feel privileged and honored to serve the music products industry in this way and look forward to many more fantastic NAMM Shows.”

About IAEE

Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents more than 8,000 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

About NAMM

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).