Retail Innovation and Financial Summit to Open The 2022 NAMM Show

Half-day intensive training sessions to provide new strategies and best practices to gain competitive edge in the post-pandemic world

Carlsbad, CA

On Thursday, June 2, ahead of the opening of The 2022 NAMM Show, retail leaders, managers and professionals from across the industry are welcomed to participate in two half-day intensive training experiences, the Retail Innovation Summit and Retail Financial Summit. Each summit will provide the tools and strategies to successfully surmount the residual challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and supercharge business for the future.

Retail Innovation Summit

Anaheim Hilton, Level 2 • 9 am – 12 pm

Amplify your retail success and reshape your business future with an immersion into strategies, innovations and trends to transform your business. Join retail expert, consultant and trainer Bob Negen to discover new strategies, tactics, mindsets and best practices that you will be able to use immediately in your business.

This engaging, half-day workshop is an exploration of this new, exciting “omni-experiential” future and what you must do to profit from it. Topics explored will include “how-to’s” on using content marketing to build and expand your customer base; using authenticity to attract your ideal customer; best practices in live, social selling; and Negen’s proprietary “Get 2 Give” system to earn trust, build loyalty and generate sales.

Pre-registration is required:

The Retail Financial Summit

Anaheim Hilton, Level 4 • 1 pm – 4 pm

Discover how to navigate this new world in a first-ever half-day workshop that will provide an immersion into financial strategies, trends and updates to acquiring, managing, selling, and reacquiring products and growing your business.

Industry financial experts Alan Friedman, CPA, and Daniel Jobe of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co., have spent the pandemic speaking with hundreds of music retailers, manufacturers and other industry professionals to get a clear read on what’s currently happening in the supply chain. With timely data in hand, coupled with sage advice on inventory management, they’ll present a can’t-miss workshop designed for anyone in music retail. Get an up-close look at what’s going on in the supply-chain world of musical products, and find out how to help mitigate the effect of delivery delays in our post-pandemic era.

Pre-registration is required:

The 2022 NAMM Show returns to Anaheim, California, June 3–5. Over three days, the industry crossroads will convene to network and renew business relationships, partake in professional education sessions, and launch and discover new products. More than 3,500 brands will participate in the show, including Adam Hall; American Music & Sound; C.F. Martin & Co.; Casio; Conn-Selmer; Ernie Ball; ESP; Gibson; Hal Leonard; KMC Music; Taylor Guitars; and Yamaha, among others. In the pro audio and live sound space, participating brands include 4Wall Entertainment; ADJ; Apogee; Audio-Technica; beyerdynamic; DiGiCo; Dolby; Harman; IK Multimedia; Korg; L-Acoustics; Pioneer DJ; RCF; Shure; TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik; Ultimate Ears; and more.

The show will also see the Anaheim debut of NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards and the return of much-loved industry award events, including the Parnelli Awards, TEC Awards, and She Rocks Awards, as well as other event gatherings and networking opportunities including Saturday’s Grand Rally for Music Education, featuring composer and founder of the Virtual Choir Eric Whitacre for a memorable, hybrid choral experience and performance by Gateways Brass Collective.

In addition, the show will offer education sessions for professionals in pro audio and live sound, entertainment tech, music retail and brands, as well as music educators and more, from the likes of the Audio Engineering Society (AES); Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange (A3E); TEC Tracks; Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA); Event Safety Alliance (ESA); The Pro Production Sessions from PLSN and FOH magazines; Lighting&Sound America; NAMM U; GenNext; Music Education Days; and more. Future-forward NAMM U Breakfast Sessions will open each day of the show, with “Breakfast of Champions” on Friday, June 3; on Saturday, branding expert Scott Stratten, President of UnMarketing, will present “Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World”; and the annual favorite “Best in Show” returns on Sunday, June 5.

Registration for The 2022 NAMM Show will open in March. Additional information about The 2022 NAMM Show is available at

To learn more about health and safety protocols as part of NAMM’s Safe & Sound program, please visit

Media Contacts
NAMM Communications - John Dolak, Director

Jeanne O'Keefe
The Lippin Group for NAMM

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of 15,000 global member companies and individual professionals. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music and advance active participation in music-making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit The 2024 NAMM Show will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center January 25-28.