Canadian Music Trade - October/November 2021 | Page 18


By Esha Krishnamoorthy

Get Ready for a Big 2022 from NAMM

The past two years have been nothing short of unpredictable . With the global pandemic , travel restrictions , and countless uncertainties , we as an international community have endured difficult times but have emerged strong , resilient , and as motivated as ever . NAMM is here to provide you with a plethora of opportunities to grow your business , expand your knowledge , and connect with your global community once again .

As previously announced , the dates for The 2022 NAMM Show have moved and it will make its grand return to Southern California on June 3 – 5 , setting the stage for an unforgettable industry reunion .
Exhibit Exhibiting at The 2022 NAMM Show places your brand in front of buyers , influencers , and media from all around the world and extends your brand story . We offer a variety of booth options to meet your goals , including a variety of booth sizes , popup meeting rooms , turnkey lobby meeting rooms , and exhibitor meeting rooms . Exhibitors can also choose to participate in various showcase environments , which serve as dedicated community areas for specific product categories .
Attend The 2022 NAMM Show will be an industry reunion two years in the making , as members of the global music , sound , and entertainment technology communities will come together to learn , innovate , meet , and succeed . Attendees will be able to see and demo the latest products live , participate in ground-breaking educational sessions , and experience captivating award programs and musical performances , all within the NAMM campus .
NAMM is working closely with the city of Anaheim and the state of California to create a detailed plan utilizing the latest health and security measures to create a safe business-conducive environment . Some of the measures that are being taken to reduce health risks include reimagined floor layouts , daily deep cleanings , and following event safety best practices . Learn more about the steps we are taking at NAMM . org / safeandsound .
For attendees needing accommodation for their time at The NAMM Show , NAMM recommends booking hotels via the official hotel block , powered by EventSphere .
With the United States ’ recent announcement that it will ease international travel restrictions in November 2021 , NAMM is excited to welcome our international community to Southern California in June . For international attendees needing access to visas , NAMM has resources available to assist individuals in requesting visa letters of invitation .
Important Dates Hotel booking for NAMM members will open on Jan . 12 , 2022 , while hotel booking for general attendees will open on Jan . 19 , 2022 . Registration for the show will open in March of 2022 . You can see all the latest dates at NAMM . org / calendar .
Exhibitors can find dates and deadlines for materials on the Exhibitor Dashboard , featured in the main navigation of The NAMM Show section on NAMM . org .
2022 Believe in Music Save the date for 2022 Believe in Music , the online global gathering to unify and support the music makers of the world . The two-day celebration will begin on Thursday , Jan . 20 th , as NAMM will host a global livestream , welcoming industry leaders , music educators , and music makers to jumpstart the year , take part in sessions and experiences , and preview The 2022 NAMM Show . Believe in Music builds on the success of NAMM ’ s 2021 Believe in Music Week , which welcomed 93,226 industry professionals and attendees from across 187 countries and territories .
Submit for GenNext The NAMM Foundation and The College Music Society ( CMS ) are proud to continue their collaboration on the GenNext program , offering students and faculty access to The NAMM Show and Believe in Music content . The submission period for GenNext educational sessions at both The 2022 NAMM Show and Believe In Music closes on Nov . 6 , 2021 . Learn more and submit at Bit . ly / 3oiSB1H .
Renew Your Membership With so many unique offerings , opportunities , and experiences on the horizon , make sure to renew your NAMM membership before it expires . In addition to participating at The NAMM Show and Believe in Music , NAMM members have access to an abundance of great benefits , including spotlight opportunities on our Playback blog , monthly
Retail Roundtable discussions , and more . Learn more and renew your membership at NAMM . org / benefits .
Online Resources NAMM U aims to provide relevant and high-value educational programs for members , both online and at NAMM Shows . NAMM U Online is continuously updated with new content , featuring the best tips , tricks , and advice from the industry ’ s best and brightest . Covering a range of topics across finance , management , sales , and training , the online offerings are always available to help industry professionals grow their businesses and careers . Check out a variety of free career and business building content at NAMM . org / nammu .
At NAMM , we see your successes as our successes . With the industry rapidly evolving and innovating , we aim to support our members through every stage of their careers , providing them with ample resources and a welcoming community of peers . Also , we would love to hear from you . We are available any time at info @ namm . org or 760-438- 8001 .
Plans are already underway for the NWC Canadian Reception on Friday , June 4 , 2022 . Until we can meet again at The 2022 NAMM Show , stay safe , and thank you for helping create a more musical world .
Esha Krishnamoorthy is the Marketing Coordinator for the National Association of Music Merchants ( NAMM ), the global not-for-profit trade association representing 9,000 manufacturers and retailers of musical instruments and sound products . NAMM ’ s mission is to strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music .