The NAMM Show Recognized by Trade Show Executive With Prestigious Awards

by Michael Eddy

The NAMM Show has been recognized with the coveted “Greatest Trade Show of 2016” and “Do-Gooder” awards at the Gold 100 Awards and Summit, presented by Trade Show Executive magazine. The annual awards serve to recognize excellence in the trade show industry around the world and were presented during a gala reception held in Half Moon Bay, CA before an audience of trade show industry professionals.

“The Greatest Trade Show of 2016 goes to the show that sets the ultimate Gold Standard. It reflects excellence in many areas including exhibitor and attendee satisfaction, service to the industry, leadership within the industry and flawless execution,” explained Trade Show Executive Publisher/Editor Gabrielle Weiss.

“It is an honor to create the stable, reliable and predictable platform for our members to gather each year, but I believe all the credit for these awards goes to our members who really make it all happen. The support and cooperation of a global industry coming together alongside the small but mighty NAMM staff creates a kind of magic that has to be experienced to be believed,” commented Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “And with our Circle of Benefits business model, the passion that we all have for music is manifested in our efforts to promote music making and music education all year long.”

In addition to the “Greatest Trade Show” award, the show was also recognized with the “Do-Gooder” award for its deep commitment to local-area music education programs. For the past three years, NAMM members have participated in a “Day of Service” to a local school in Anaheim. Held in correlation with the annual NAMM Show, the service event celebrates the Anaheim Elementary School District’s (AESD) commitment to music education programs and, in collaboration with NAMM Foundation members and school and district officials, helps to further the district’s efforts to provide and enhance music education for all students through monetary donations.

As the global crossroads of the music products, pro sound, and event technology industries, The 2018 NAMM Show will offer a wealth of opportunities for professionals involved in event technology to enhance their careers and make meaningful connections. The robust schedule of professional education will be held each day of The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in the NAMM Education Campus located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. Of note is the inclusion this year of The Pro Production Sessions presented by Front of House; and Projection Lights & Staging News. Ten panel sessions that cover video, audio, lighting and production design with leading programmers, designers, video directors, tour managers and audio engineers.

Also part the expanded focus on event technology at this year's show, Timeless Communications Corp. will be bringing its premier award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards to The NAMM Show 2018 creating a one-stop event for industry pros. The Parnelli Awards will relocate to The NAMM Show and will be held on Friday, January 26 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. To learn about the Parnelli Honorees, to vote for the awards and to get tickets to the big night go to:

Further information from The 2018 NAMM Show: