High-End Faces A Matter of Survival in Pandemic’s Wake; Here’s What We Should Do Now

In This GUEST POST, Bill Leebens Takes You on a Journey from ‘Me’ to ‘We’ & Proposes a New Industry Association A few months ago, I unexpectedly became unemployed. There had been occasions in my career when it was clear … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, A Popular High-End Event in October, is Canceled

The Gaylord Rockies Resort where the now-canceled RMAF 2020 was to take place [Click to enlarge] On Tuesday, promoters of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – a well respected and popular event for the high-end specialty audio segment – announced … Continue reading

With Original Event Canceled, IFA Now Says It Will Hold a New Live, In-Person Show in September

Promoter Says It Is Putting ‘Health and Safety First’ Saying they are putting “Health and Safety first,” IFA announces they have received the appropriate government approvals to hold a live, in-person trade show event in Berlin this coming September. The … Continue reading

Epidemic Engulfs Emerald Expositions; Reports Massive Q1 Loss of $570.1M

CFO Admits Company Looking at Possibility of No More Shows in 2020 – and Fewer in 2021 Emerald Holding Inc., formerly Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (NYSE:EEX), has released their fiscal 2020 first quarter results and the organization makes no bones … Continue reading

Crestron in Triumphant Return to CEDIA Expo

Crestron Electronics announced today that it is returning to the CEDIA Expo show for the first time since Strata-gee broke the news of their surprising exit from the event four years ago in 2016. This announcement marks a triumphant return … Continue reading

Emerald Expositions Announces Death of Sally Shankland, Its Most Recent CEO

Emerald Expositions announced this week that Sally Shankland, it most recent CEO who had been hired in June 2019 to replace resigning CEO David Loechner, has died following her month’s long battle with cancer. The company says Shankland passed away … Continue reading

Group of 20 Prominent Exhibitors Call on Producer of AXPONA to Cancel Event

Cites COVID-19 & Economic Hardship In an “Open letter to Joel Davis of JD Events,” a group of 20 prominent personalities in the high-end specialty audio industry – who are also contracted exhibitors – call on the producer of AXPONA … Continue reading