PALM EXPO surpasses previous years’ records in show size
PALM EXPO, China’s largest and most established international exhibition on Pro Audio, Light, Music and Technology, exceeded many expectations, surpassing previous years’ records in show size. The show was successfully held from 24-27 May 2012.
Jointly organised by IIR Exhibitions, China Entertainment Technology Association and China Technology Market Management & Promotion Centre, PALM EXPO, the 21st edition of the professional audio, light, music and technology exhibition was held concurrently with INSTALL China, which showcased China’s cutting-edge solutions for audio visual installation and systems integration technologies.
On behalf of the joint organisers, Peter Rigby, Chief Executive of IIR/Informa Group, in his opening address at the Opening Ceremony, acknowledged and thanked all sponsors and exhibitors, for their invaluable support.
PALM EXPO showcased over 1,700 exhibiting companies and brands from 35 countries, spread over 10 halls covering 110,000 square metres of exhibit space. On display were the latest technologies from DJ equipment, staging and touring equipment and systems, video conferencing, post production products, PA systems, musical instruments and many more. Major brands participating at the show included Audio Technica, Audiotechnik, Avolites, Beyerdynamic, Celestion, Clay Paky, dB Technologies, d&b Audiotechnik, ETC, HIGHEND, JBL, K.M.E., L-Acoustics, MA Lighting, Martin Audio, Meyersound, NEXO, PEAVEY, Philips Lighting, Pioneer, ROBE, Sennheiser, Shure, TOA, Turbosound and Yamaha.
This year, over 2000 qualified local and overseas hosted buyers attended the show under the Hosted Buyers Program. For the first time, the organisers introduced the online business matching program which allowed visitors to preview exhibitors who will be on the show floor and schedule appointments immediately.
“PALM EXPO is a well recognised and organised show that almost all major players in this field cannot miss. It provides us with an excellent platform and brings a large number of high quality visitors, most of whom are potential customers,” commented David Zhang, General Manager of Honeywell.
“This year, the organisers have invested on the Hosted Buyers Program to bring in more qualified buyers, thereby increasing the number of qualified buyers. We are also delighted to get very positive feedback that the on-line business matching program was very effective and has escalated efficient match making of buyers and sellers, enhancing a more productive time at the event,“ commented Rosalind Ng, Managing Director (Asia), IIR Exhibitions.
“We are very encouraged by the quality of visitors, many of whom were decision makers and had visited the show with the intent to make a purchase within this year. Many exhibitors had feedback to us that they are pleased with the pillar-less halls and wider aisle, which provides a more professional and conducive ambience. We have received high rebookings for next year’s show and look forward to an even more rewarding and exciting show,” added Juri Tan, Exhibitions Director, IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd.
The high point of the exhibition was the Outdoor Line Array Demonstration at the concert sound arena which thrilled visitors with the varying frequencies and angular response of some of the most technologically advanced line array systems. Visitors were impressed by the set up from leading line array manufacturers like CRF, KME, RCF, RVS and TPA.
PALM EXPO 2013 returns to the NEW China International Exhibition Centre from 7-10 June 2013, promising a record breaking experience for exhibitors and visitors alike.