AUDIO WORLD is now in its 14th appearance, and has been enthusiastically serving the Audio Industry since its launch way back in 2001 at the Renaissance Hotel at Heathrow. And its objectives have never changed, and why should they, except for one thing: it now tours the country with its message. It’s been to the North West several times, the North East, Scotland, London and now the South Coast. And all for one single reason: to develop new markets for the trade, particularly those new small to medium sized companies looking to gain a foothold in the increasingly dynamic Audio industry.
We look forward to 2014, meeting both existing and new friends in the industry and continuing to play our important part in ensuring the growth and expansion of high quality audio to all age groups, and all interests.
No sooner than we start (sadly) the show is over, and as we write this quick post show report all our exhibitors and partners are busy preparing for return home, but in the knowledge of a job very well done. We’ve just enjoyed three very busy days in Melbourne, our third show in Australia, and what a wonderful and top quality cross section of visitors we met, with many of them young and new to shows like this.
The Australian Audio & AV Show goes from strength to strength, and that is due to the huge enthusiasm of our visitors and the commitment of exhibitors. We look forward to delivering another great ‘Chester Group’ event in 2014 and working once again with all our great partners. Thank you.
The weather’s been great, the car parks packed and the visitors flowed in, on both show days. Proof once again that ‘Whittlebury’ and the National Audio Show, really delivers. A great venue in a great setting that sets the scene each year for the National Audio Show, the only independently organised event in the UK. Attendance ‘ even as we post this news item, is up 25% on 2012. And two very significant features this year, the substantial increase in the new younger visitors to the show and the amount of weekend tickets sold. With over 25% of rooms already sold for 2014 this has to be the most looked forward to event for Audio enthusiast. Dates for 2014 and 2015 are already held.
WE PLAN LONG TERM – WE LISTEN - WE ARE LOYAL TO THE TRADE LONG TERM COMMITMENT.
The Press Release linked below, published on September 20th - 2013, covers 3 major announcements from the Chester Group.
Following a very successful 2nd New York Audio Show this year, and constructive discussions with Michel and Sarah of the Montreal Hi-Fi Show, their show will now come under Chester’s ownership.
The second announcement relates to the New York Audio Show in 2014 which is now moving to the fall and specifically to the last weekend in September.
Finally, the Chester Group will be bringing NEW-TECH to North America in 2015, which we are currently rolling out in Europe and Australia this year and next.
Press Release (English Version)
Press Release (French Version)
What a great show, thanks to everyone who exhibited and visited, making this one of our most successful events with such a diverse range of attendees, something which this great industry needs. So we’ve proved that if you provide the right entertainments, the right setting and date and reach out to new audiences there is massive interest out there to be energised.
AT SOME OF THE BEST SOUNDING ROOMS IN THE BUSINESS!
After nearly 25 years in the business and over 125 shows under our belt, mother nature did her level best to bring one of our shows to its knees last weekend, namely AUDIO WORLD 2013.
With some of the most severe freak weather this country has ever seen at this time of the year, this really was a case of who could ‘dig themselves out’ to attend the show.
NEW-TECH 13 will take its official bow in November with over 12,000 square metres showing off the very latest high-tech products, services and displays all under one roof in the form of the magnificent Svenska Massan Exhibitions Complex.
Trade response to the news of this exciting new event has been excellent with the unique 14 zone layout proving a real winner, given the focus and appeal this will offer to both exhibitor and visitor alike. From cars to bicycles, speakers to headphones, cameras to tablet PC’s, television to mood lighting, toys to telescopes, game stations to renewable energy, virtual reality to thought activated controls, and of course many many new products that are only just being dreamed up as we speak!
NEW-TECH will really look to build on previous shows that have only touched on one of our zones. NEW-TECH is a predominantly a public show and as such will be a great ‘show’ experience but because of its uniqueness will attract a lot of trade visitors, add to that the first real opportunity for the trade in general to showcase new products across so many key consumer markets and we expect attendance to exceed 25,000. NEW-TECH will become a regular fixture in the Scandinavian Show Calendar and continue to occupy this important pre-christmas date, and will also spawn similar events elsewhere in the World.