Successful Changes Pave The Way For BPM | PRO’s Future
Celebrating 10 years of BPM, the new-look BPM | PRO DJ & Studio and Sound & Lighting show - which took place from Sunday the 11th to Tuesday the 13th of September - boasted a solid two days of visitors with a further day focused on trade professionals, building a strong foundation for the future of the brand new BPM | PRO format.
The reaction from visitors and exhibitors alike was extremely positive; many feeling very much at home in a venue which was fit for purpose. With a social space for DJ & Studio, a full-height arena for professional lighting and special effects showcases, and individual rooms for sound demonstrations, the move from a traditional exhibition space into the new venue has proved a big success.
Mark Walsh, Show Director and co-founder of BPM | PRO said: “We have made a lot of changes this year, and they appear to have all paid off! A change of days has not affected our visitor numbers, but has allowed us to build on creating a strong trade visitor demographic in the up and coming years. The new venue has been the absolute right choice for our industry, not only is the space fresh and exciting it is also surrounded by plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants which allows the show atmosphere to continue on through the evenings. I am extremely thankful to all those exhibitors who have supported the show over the past ten years and especially to those who took a chance on us again this year. Myself and my team are already excitedly working on the 2017 event, where we will build on the positives from this year and listen to feedback, from both visitors and exhibitors, to create an even bigger and better BPM | PRO for 2017!”
Taking centre stage in the DJ & Studio hall, Pioneer DJ and Pioneer Professional treated the crowds to a huge amount of gear to try out, including some brand new products alongside old favourites. Martin Dockree from Pioneer DJ said: “We love BPM | PRO, it's the only show in Europe where we get to engage with thousands of end customers in a short space of time and let them have hands on time with our new products before they hit the stores.”
The impressive talents of the team at CHAUVET were demonstrated in the hugely popular CHAUVET Arena supported by a powerful NEXO sound system. The Arena played host to, among many others things, the DMC UK Finals, a 16-piece orchestra – Symphonica and Mr Switch – as well as the ever-popular Dance Classics Party. Following the show, Michael Brooksbank from CHAUVET Europe said, “BPM | PRO is the first trade show date in our diaries at CHAUVET Europe as we have the greatest opportunity to really present our products in the best possible light! This year the show was only further enhanced with the new layout and a significant increase in the number and quality of visitors. As for the CHAUVET Arena, well … anyone who didn’t see it this year had better get tickets for next year because it only gets better with age and experience!”
BPM | PRO will return to the Genting Arena, NEC, in 2017, dates to be announced soon. Tickets to be available in Spring 2017.