2007 Summer NAMM to Stay in Austin

September 7, 2006

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, today announced that its summer NAMM conference, the industry's second U.S. gathering, will take place July 27–29, 2007, in Austin, Texas.

To improve the event and meet the specific needs of attendees and exhibitors, NAMM plans to add several new features, which the association will announce in early 2007. The changes come in response to feedback from thousands of NAMM Members received before, during and after the 2006 summer show.

"The live music capital of the world delivered on its reputation and took good care of our industry this year," said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. "The dealers who came to Austin took advantage of new products and deals from the exhibitors, networked with their peers and suppliers, and broke all NAMM U attendance records, emerging from the show better prepared for the critical fall and holiday selling months. Our industry is changing rapidly and NAMM is looking forward to making some significant changes to this event in 2007 to increase the return on investment for buyers and sellers alike."

Mindful of the future, NAMM recently joined a coalition of companies and organizations supporting Nashville's planned "Music City Center" project. The group will meet regularly and work to build a new convention and entertainment center in downtown Nashville. For more information about this effort, interested parties may visit www.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com.

"NAMM supports Nashville's growth and we look forward to the day when the city's convention and hotel room inventory once again meets our Members' needs," said Kevin Johnstone, director of trade shows, NAMM.