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The 2010 NAMM SHOW: Rebounding Numbers, New Exhibitors, and an Overall Upbeat Vibe in Anaheim …Nearly 1,400 exhibitors, attendance over 87,500 “W hile no one is predicting a quick turnaround, our Members who attended NAMM MXL Microphones’ Mary Ann Giorgio. “But four days later, we walked out of the show feeling better about the future. Our booth was consistently busy and attend- But there were less new dealer inqui- ries this year. It was good to see our old friends and dealers ordering up, though, for sure.” seized the high ground of the highly ees seemed more optimistic and inquisi- For the most part, numbers back up tive about new product than the previous these cuatiously optimistic sentiments anticipated recovery,” notes NAMM year. It’s naïve to say that we’re out of the with NAMM reporting 87,569 registrants CEO Joe Lamond, and his thoughts woods but if this year’s NAMM is any in- (up two percent from 2009) and 1,373 dication, we may all be breathing just a exhibitors at this year’s winter gathering are echoed by many of the exhibitors little easier in 2010.” (including just under 250 ﬁrst-time ex- whom we spoke with in Anaheim. Marc Boomer of Dana B Goods adds, hibitors — a NAMM show record). “I agree that the vibe was more upbeat While most seemed to be in agree- “Many of us walked into NAMM still and positive. There was more interest in ment as to the overall “tone” in Anaheim nervous about the economy,” observes our pedal and mic lines than in the past. (“positive” and “upbeat” were already 46 MMR MARCH 2010 the most overused words by dinnertime, international Distributors in China/Ma- did seem to be down, we felt that what we Thursday), many did note that actual layasia. Our product was seen in more might have missed in quantity, we gained dealer presence on the convention ﬂoor booths than ever before and our future in quality as visitors were committed, seemed lacking. Peter Choi of Kahler looks bright. However, buyers and retail- positive and purchasing. Optimism ap- International says, “The only reason ers were pretty much non-existent. The peared to reign supreme, and were able our company attended Winter NAMM trafﬁc at our booth was very slow and no to generate signiﬁcant interest around 2010 was to show the industry that we one placed any orders within the USA. our programs and new products. 2010 were still alive and that we had made it This is the ﬁrst time at a NAMM show is already off to a pretty good start and through the Economic Recession of 2009. that this has happened for us.” we’re hearing the same for many of our We were expecting a very low turn out
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