WHAT’S NEW AT AXPONA 2019: EAR GEAR EXPO, MOBILE APP, GUEST APPEARANCES AND MAJOR PRODUCT DEBUTS
SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 18, 2019) – – AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) will celebrate its 10th anniversary April 12-14 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, marking the biggest show to date with NEW and exciting features. The 2019 show will include an Ear Gear Hall dedicated solely to Headphones, Mobile App to help navigate the show, Guest Speakers, Live Music nightly, major International Exhibitors, and 100’s of Product Debuts from top manufacturers. Now in its tenth year, AXPONA is the premier, high-end audio show in the United States, which caters to dealers, distributors and manufacturers, as well as music-loving consumers.
Ear Gear Hall: Due to high demand, there will be a dedicated hall for Headphones featuring more than 50 exhibitors like ZMF Headphones, FOCAL, Hifiman, and Schit Audio. Try on and test the latest Headphones from open back to wireless options. There is something to fit everyone’s taste and budget.
Mobile App: AXPONA is pleased to announce the launch of a new, feature-rich app to help visitors get the most out of the expo. Key features will include an event schedule, show maps, and the ability to search your favorite exhibitors.
Guest Speakers: AXPONA offers three jam packed days of Seminars featuring leaders in the music and audio industries including Paul Reed Smith, founder of PRS Guitars, and Andrew Jones Chief Engineer with ELAC. AXPONA is a powerful source of innovation — a launchpad not only for new products, but for not to be missed educational programming.
Live Music: When the show closes, the party keeps going with live music nightly. This year Seth Walker, an American electric blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter, will headline on Friday, April 12th. Walker just released his tenth studio recording, ‘Are You Open’, which includes bold and infectious songwriting. Saturday night’s concerts will be announced soon. Visit axpona.com to learn more about the concerts and performers.
New Exhibitors: AXPONA is known for featuring world-renowned companies and manufacturers, showcasing the most innovative products and services in the high-end audio industry. It is the place where manufacturers and dealers unveil their latest offerings, and this year AXPONA will welcome over 40 NEW exhibitors from around the globe including: Gill Audio, Fyne Audio, Block Audio, MEE Audio, Weiss Engineering, Laufer Teknik, ABYSS Headphones, Grandinote, Tenacious Sound, Klipsch, SVS and Classé Audio.
Product Debuts: More than 500 manufacturers chose AXPONA to unveil the latest Headphones, Speakers, Turntables, Cables, Accessories, Streaming Music, Racks and Stands, Tonearms, Cartridges and more. Touch, test and shop the best in high-end audio equipment and gear by the world’s most prestigious manufacturers.
Open to the public, AXPONA offers a variety of ticket options for attendees.
1 Day , $25 in advance; $30 onsite
2 Day – $40 in advance; $50 onsite
3 Day – $50 in advance; $75 onsite
Student Pass – $10
The Gold Pass Package is a special pass for admission to all three days of AXPONA along with some extra perks! The AXPONA Gold Experience Pass includes: collector’s Badge, official AXPONA T-shirt, access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge with VIP check-in, coat check, refreshments and WiFi, and an exclusive reception for Gold pass holders on Saturday, April 13 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM with special guests. There are only a limited number of passes available, so order soon!
The Student Day pass is available for any of the three days for attendees ages 15 – 25.
All general admission tickets grant access to the exhibits including Listening Rooms and Exhibit Hall, as well as educational seminars, live music, and special events.
AXPONA will be open Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel is located at 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Free parking is available at the venue.
To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, please visit www.axpona.com or call 203-371-6322.
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