Salon Son & Image / Montreal Audio Show Cancelled

Jul 18, 2010
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From today's press release:
It is with considerable sadness that we have to inform you that it has been decided to defer this year’s Salon Son & Image Show/Montreal Audio Show due to take place at the Bonaventure Hotel on the 18 – 20 March 2016.
The deciding factor has been market support, with a substantial drop in companies wanting to support this long established event.

I attended the SSI show back in 2012 and had a ball (see show coverage) so I view this news as a real shame. Before we take this as a sign the industry is on the verge of collapse, I would suggest that a show's success, or failure, largely lies at the feet of show organizers.
While I have not attended Axpona, and only covered the first Newport Beach show for Stereophile, word has it that these shows are on the rise both in terms of exhibitors and attendance. That being said, this year's CES was a tad dismal in terms of turnout and it sure seemed to me that there were less exhibitors than usual.

With Munich only months away, yay!, I look forward to getting the pulse of what I consider one of the best audio shows around.


Read more at http://www.audiostream.com/content/salon-son-image-montreal-audio-show-cancelled#wUkIJbAdC2EB7BB7.99
 

Elberoth

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Dec 16, 2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Montreal, March 9th 2016

Yesterday, it was announced by the new organizers, Chester Group, that they were giving up on the 29th edition of the Montreal Audio Show. This created a real tsunami amongst the industry.

We dedicated 10 years of our career to making this show a reference in the industry. We just could not accept that this magical event would disappear. Without a minute of hesitation, the former owners of the show, along with a group of industry members, have decided to form a new non-profit organization and maintain the show to be run next week, from the 18th to the 20th of March. After this edition of the show, a board of directors will be elected in order to plan the future of this iconic event.

Exceptionally this year, the admission for the public will be FREE as there will be a limited amount of exhibitors, but the quality of the presentation will be the same as usual. The rate for the exhibitors has been drastically reduced, to make sure we attract as many as possible.

So, we invite everyone to come and join us to celebrate this new Montreal Audio Fest.
 
Apr 3, 2010
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I looked at going but there were so few exhibitors signed up that it seemed more like a dealer event than an audio show. Seems like that was indeed the problem.
 

Elberoth

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24 hours after the sad announcement, the new organisers of the new Montreal Audio Fest already have more exhibitors signed than the previous administration.
 

blutto

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....good on Michel and Sarah....a phoenix rises from the ashes....Their motivation: "We just could not accept that this magical event would disappear."

Cheers

....no make that Double Cheers....

...and as an extra added bonus...the show is apparently free to the public...
 

LL21

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Dec 26, 2010
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24 hours after the sad announcement, the new organisers of the new Montreal Audio Fest already have more exhibitors signed than the previous administration.
Well done...a brave move given that must have cost the new organisers something in time and i suspect money. Well done!
 

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