After over a decade of successful shows, Marked Events has announced the closure of its flagship BPM | PRO event, along with the arrival of 4 new shows focused on different areas of the entertainment technology industry. The landmark event, which began as the DJ-focused BPM back in 2007, grew to a full-scale entertainment technology show year on year. The incorporated everything from high-end audio and lighting, to award-nominated FX Stages.
Marked Events CEO Mark Walsh commented: “BPM | PRO was successful, and has remained successful until the end, but I felt that our momentum was starting to drop. As we all know, times have changed; the way we market, the routes to market, and our sales channels have all gone through significant transformations over the last decade.
“I knew that if we continued along the same path it would be near impossible to maintain the high standards that our exhibitors and visitors have come to expect. Rather than trying to mould BPM | PRO into something it’s not, I wanted to re-group and re-focus our offerings,” he added.
Marked Events will debut 4 new shows throughout 2018 and 2019, each focused on a different sector of BPM | PRO’s former market:
GIG – The Professional Entertainer Show – Genting Arena, NEC, Birmingham
An Event for DJs, Singers, Performers, Bands and More.
October 21st & 22nd 2018
WORSHIP Technology Show – Manchester
A Trade Show for Specifiers Installers and Users of Sound, Lighting and Audio Visual Equipment used in Places of Worship.
November 6th & 7th 2018
CLUB + BAR Technology Show – London
A Trade Show For Specifiers Installers and Users of Sound and Lighting Equipment Used in Clubs and Bars.
LIVE Production Show
A Trade Show for Specifiers Installers and Users of Sound and Users of Sound and Lighting Equipment used in Stages, Tours and Festivals.
Launching Spring 2019
“This is a bold move, but one I firmly believe in,” explained Mark Walsh. “The shows will be affordable and highly focused to the needs of the audience. By delivering a targeted visitor experience at a tangible cost we can build worthwhile events for the future of our industry.”