BPM | PRO Moving To October In 2017
The BPM | PRO show will return to an October dateline for 2017. After a successful 2016 event celebrating 10 years of BPM, the new-look BPM | PRO will once again take place at the Genting Arena at the NEC in Birmingham, just across the road from the Resorts World complex with its variety of bars and restaurants.
An essential event for all mobile DJs, BPM | PRO features a huge exhibition of the latest DJ, PA, lighting, and effects equipment. Returning to the event in 2017 will be the popular LEARN spaces as well as unique feature areas such as the Arena, PA Experience and the FX Stages. The show has also been reduced from three days to two days, with the confirmed dates for 2017 announced as Sunday the 22nd and Monday the 23rd of October.
Mark Walsh, BPM | PRO CEO and co-founder, explained the decisions behind the changes, “BPM | PRO has its own unique identity, attracting both trade and end users to each day of the event. To continue the growth of the show, and in response to feedback from exhibitors and visitors, the return to October was an obvious choice. We have also decided to condense the show to a two-day event. Again, listening to feedback, as costs are rising and most business is done in the first two days of any show, it was the sensible decision. We pride ourselves on curating an experience for each and every visitor. We work in the most creative of industries and want to represent that energy in the show, therefore the experiences and performances are incredibly important to us. 2017 will set the precedent for the future of events in our industry.”
Following this year’s move to the Genting Arena, NEC, the reaction from visitors and exhibitors alike was extremely positive, with many DJs 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, and individual rooms for sound demonstrations, the move from a traditional exhibition space into this new venue proved a big success.
Tickets for BPM | PRO 2017 will go on sale in Spring 2017.