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NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia hits high note with participants

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:48

NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia

NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia (September 14-17) concluded after four days of events, demonstrations, meetings, professional development opportunities, and exhibitions. Now in its fifth year, the annual exhibition took place at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Conference Centre in the heart of Moscow and attracted 144 Russian and international manufacturers and distributors to present the latest in musical instruments, products and pro lighting and audio technologies to a crowd of over 16,000 unique visitors, an 11% increase from 2015. Visitors attended multiple days of the show to enjoy nearly 200 different events curated by and for industry professionals and to meet with top brands across both musical instruments and professional light and audio.

Participants across both shows included manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and accessories, light, audio and video equipment from Austria, Belarus, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and USA. Notable names included Sennheiser; Aris Pro; Slami; Stagemarket; Serapid; LTM; Clay Paky; Martin Professional; Pro-Audio and Lighting Systems; Show Atelier; Robe, SiM; SofitLight; Verlinde; OKNO-Audio; Sundrax; Kvant Ltd; Dealercenter; DOKA Center; Stroiytsirk Yoga; BAM; Artimusic; Grand Mystery; Arsenal Music; Pearl River; Salvi Harps; as well as dozens of other leading brands. Russian companies, such as Asia Music; Stroiytsirk; SofitLight; Theatre Technical Systems; Universal Acoustics; Hokens; TDA-audio; B&A and many others debuted their latest creations.

In addition to NAMM Musikmesse Russia, Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia hosted a variety of industry forums focused on key segments of the lighting and sound industries which attracted a strong, qualified audience. Highlights of Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia included The Theater Forum which featured the best in theatre equipment and included excursions to The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and to the Moscow Music Theatre; Forum ONStage which included experts Tim Routledge, David Gallo, Oli Metcalfe and many other leading production specialists; The Rental Companies Forum which held roundtable discussions about business best practices and rentals in Russia and more.

The show received impressive support from the Committee for Culture of the Russian State Duma, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation; the Department of Culture of Moscow; Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory; The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia; the Brass Band Centre of the Russian Ministry of Culture; Creative art and music and aesthetic education centre for children and youth; the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture; Culture and Art Education Development Institute; Theatre Managers Guild; Theatre Workers Union; and the Russian Music Theatres Association. MF-group and EuroShow served as technical partners of the shows. Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co was the general partner of Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2016. A new generation online event calendar was NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia’s general partner of promotion.

Yamaha Music served as a strategic partner of NAMM Musikmesse Russia. During the shows, the company operated an educational centre and welcomed popular artists including keyboardist, Katsunori Ujiie, and drummer, Sean Browne to perform.

In 2017, NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia will return for its sixth year, September 14 – 17, 2017.

Further information can be found on the show websites and