Connect with the Industry in Nashville Before Peak Selling Season
Join your industry peers this year at 2016 Summer NAMM in Nashville’s Music City Center, June 23-25, 2016! With a wider range of professional development offerings and many returning and first-time exhibitors, Summer NAMM 2016 is the must-attend show if you are looking to learn new business ideas and discover the products your customers will be looking for just in time for fourth quarter sales.
“Many members tell us that Summer NAMM is important to them as they plan their inventory ahead of the busy fall and holiday selling seasons,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “The industry is in a prime position for growth and opportunity and we are committed to providing this affordable mid-year gathering to further the prosperity of our community music store members and the exhibitors who support their success.”
Summer NAMM provides a dynamic platform for your store to connect with the industry’s leading brands, including: Yamaha, Peavey Electronics, Roland Corporation, C.F. Martin & Company, Alesis, Taylor Guitars, Casio, Sabian, ESP Guitars, Hal Leonard Corporation, Floyd Rose, Zildjian and many more.
NAMM welcomes back to the show for the first time in several years, a long list of brands including: Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, Ovation Guitar Company, American Music & Sound, Ernie Ball, Davitt & Hanser Music Co, Vestax, Heritage Guitars, Pearl Drums and Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. With a complete product landscape across music, pro audio and technology, Summer NAMM has all the products you need to create sales success.
This year, dozens of music retailer-focused NAMM U offerings will be available to attendees, including Wednesday’s Retail Boot Camp, NAMM U Breakfast Sessions each morning and NAMM Idea Center sessions, delivering proven, peer-to-peer ideas for maximizing retail business opportunities throughout the show. New to 2016, Retail Boot Camp will feature two tracks; one devoted to music retail sales and marketing and the other centered on music retail financial management. Adjacent to the NAMM Idea Center, TEC Tracks will offer a variety of educational sessions on recording and live sound production, including A3E’s “The Future of Audio Summit” on Saturday.
The Nashville nightlife will kick off with evening entertainment and networking opportunities. Friday night, June 24, is a salute to the best in music-products retailing at the sixth annual Top 100 Dealer Awards. Well beyond just an awards show, The Top 100 program offers best practices, strategies and ideas from the best of the best in music retail that you can utilize to grow your business. On Saturday June 25, NAMM will host Music Industry Day, which offers professionals from the industry a chance to attend 2016 Summer NAMM to discover new products, attend educational workshops, see live music and network to form new business relationships.
Registration and hotel bookings for Summer NAMM are now open and filling up quickly! For more information on attending the show and event details, visit https://www.namm.org/summer/2016.