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After two successful years at Donington Park BPM is moving to the internationally renowned NEC for 2009. The move will allow the event to grow, while remaining in a central location based in the thriving city of Birmingham. Over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October BPM will descend on Birmingham for what promises to be the biggest and best event so far.

 

The NEC offers unparalleled transport links, including an on-site airport and train station, making BPM even more accessible for visitors travelling from across the UK, throughout Europe and beyond. The venue also offers excellent visitor facilities including a range of restaurants and catering outlets including well known brands such as Subway & Wetherspoons. There are also five hotels situated on the NEC site, making it even easier to make a weekend of your visit to BPM.

 

If you attended BPM in 2008, the organisers would like to know what you thought of the event so that your views can be taken into consideration during the planning of this year's BPM.

 

The BPM 2008 feedback questionnaire will only take a few minutes to complete and, as an added incentive, everyone who completes the short online form before 5pm on Monday 9th February will be included in a prize draw to win a complete Citronic mixing system. The prize package is made up of a CDMX:2 CD/MP3 player with built-in mixer and amp, a pair of HP300PRO headphones, a MP400PRO mic and a 19" rack flightcase.

 

www.visitbpm.co.uk/feedback

 

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Why? are you giving away some free tickets or something??

 

"The voice of the devil is heard in our land"

 

'War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left, and you wont win this war.'

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Why? are you giving away some free tickets or something??

 

No. Just wondered who was going this year?

 

I was asked yesterday if DJ@ would be attending BPM this year. BPM may have relocated (and possibly expanded) in the larger NEC, Birmingham, but can it be really justified why hundreds of pounds of money should be spent on an exhibition stand, or expenses claimed on a basic three star hotel from £49.00 a night!

Such events are obviously advantageous for the likes of an equipment manufacturer or retailer to exhibit.

Chapter based associations may direct their funding towards an exhibition stand and expenses, but DJ@ member funds are better directed towards membership benefits.

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I won't be going, although for those exhibiting, I guess its a bit of a Jolly :-)

I've attended exhibitions for various day jobs, and the surrounding areas are busy with people getting fed on expenses. Damm good fun, if you can stand the boring bits during the day! lol

 

Non-profit DJ Associations can't do this can they? It wouldn't make sense for them to attend an industry event and pay full rate for the stand and for their leaders hotel, food and travelling costs.

 

I'm sure my local DJ store won't be going - and they ARE a "for profit" company, so if they can't justify the expense, I'll be surprised if any DJ Associations are able to justify attending.

 

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Indeed. I can see no need to spend £££'s on what amounts to a stand and spending money for the privilege, but hey, if other non-profit organisations choose to be a 'brand', fine by me.

 

On the one hand, I believe that whilst company's may attend association chapters which can be considered small scale events, although considered a positive step for the 'mobile DJ', smaller events throughout the year have already proven to dilute the support and success of 'larger events'.

 

On the other hand, participation for larger events in the next few years will be interesting to see, especially due to the impact of the global crisis. I too can't really see how companies are willingly forking-out more £££'s for stands at larger events such as this, therefore the smaller scaled chapter meets may actually look promising in the future... smile icon

 

There are lots of examples of forecasts and surveys doing the rounds. Here's one from a trade Expo news circular received recently:

 

How are companies exhibiting in trade shows?

Due to the global crisis, many companies tend to reduce their participations in Trade Shows.

 

A highly questionable fact! Is it only short-term savings, due to budgetary pressure related to decrease in orders, or that companies are changing their strategy according to in-depth evolutions such as increase of new on-line marketing tools, pressure of sustainable Development, lack of commercial benefits in trade shows...?

 

To be fair, if I was free, I would like to attend BPM as an individual. Attended the first one a couple of years ago. Very good, the size of the event then was just right IMO.

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The following brands have confirmed that they will be exhibiting at BPM 2009:

 

 

5 Star Cases

 

Adam Hall

 

ADJ

 

Allen & Heath

 

Arriba Cases UK

 

Arturia

 

Avitec

 

Bose

 

CD Pool

 

Citronic

 

Dans Sound And Lighting Hire

 

Deckstand Booths

 

Deconomix

 

Deltec Speakers

 

Denon DJ

 

Direct Imports

 

Disco-Designer.com

 

DJ Kit

 

DJ Mag

 

DJ Standz.com

 

DJ Tech

 

DMC

 

Ecler

 

EKS

 

Focusrite

 

Gemini

 

Intimidation

 

KAM

 

Laser-UK

 

Magma Bags

 

Martin Professional

 

Mastermix

 

Ministry of Sound DJ Academy

 

MixMash

 

My Ticket Pod

 

National Association of Disc Jockeys

 

Native Instuments

 

nextbeat

 

Numark

 

Open Air Photobooth

 

Ortofon

 

Phatbeats.net

 

Pioneer DJ

 

Pro Mobile Magazine

 

ProDub

 

Prolight Concepts

 

Promo Only UK/Europe

 

PULSE

 

QTX Light & QTX Sound

 

Quiz Supplies.co.uk

 

Rane/Serato

 

RCF

 

Reloop DJ

 

Road Ready Cases & Gig Skinz

 

RSDmusic

 

Ryger UK

 

SEDA

 

Sennheiser

 

Slappa

 

The Art of the Remix

 

Trantec

 

Ultimax

 

Vestax

 

VINYLRECORDER.COM & DUBSTUDIO.CO.UK

 

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Im going

 

So, do we get a review then? :D

"The voice of the devil is heard in our land"

 

'War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left, and you wont win this war.'

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So, do we get a review then? :D

 

 

Well i went have to say found it rather dissapointing, Few plus's the pioneer and denon stands where good,

 

Alot of rubbish there, Reps not clued up enough on stands, All in dissapointing certainly won't be returning again

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Well I really enjoyed it. Went both days, met loads of great people, went to four seminars, learnt new stuff and remembered stuff I'd forgotten. I'll be there next year.

Paul The Party DJ

Mobile Disco and Wedding Specialist Southampton & The New Forest

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Wot no piccy's?

Unlke the first year of 'sparkle', from others feedback about this years show at the bigger NEC... seems to have gone a bit, errr, dim?!

Not sure if next years show will be at the NEC but hopefully, will bounce back and be really great with lots of positive feedback. It is, after all, aimed at mobile DJs.

 

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Wot no piccy's?

Unlke the first year of 'sparkle', from others feedback about this years show at the bigger NEC... seems to have gone a bit, errr, dim?!

Not sure if next years show will be at the NEC but hopefully, will bounce back and be really great with lots of positive feedback. It is, after all, aimed at mobile DJs.

 

 

Saw it on my twitter feed yesterday, they're back next year at the NEC October 2-4th 2010 (3 days).

 

 

http://twitter.com/visitbpm/status/4654670673

 

Cheers

 

 

David

(ps. @djgraham is me on twitter if anyone is interested :) )

DJ David Graham

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