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Sophia Weiss Lapat

More Than 9,000 Attendees and 500 Exhibitors at the 10th Annual AXPONA

Schaumburg, IL (May 2, 2019) - - AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) welcomed 9,534 attendees for the 2019 show at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel, April 12-14, 2019.  AXPONA offered music lovers, audiophiles, and seasoned audio enthusiasts three jam-packed days of incredible sound, technology, seminars, live music and the very latest products in the industry. Attendance was up 15% over 2018 with more than 1,000 new attendees, making it the largest show to date.

“There was an energy at this year’s show that’s never been felt before, it was incredible,” said Liz Miller, VP, Event Director, AXPONA. “We welcomed more than 50 new exhibitors from all over the world, talked shop with thousands of attendees and exhibitors and had the opportunity to wind down and see a GRAMMY winner perform.”

New components of the 2019 show included an Ear Gear Expo dedicated solely to Headphones, a Mobile App to help navigate the show, and major international exhibitors debuting for the first time AXPONA.

“This year, we experienced an increase in exhibitors and attendees from around the world, representing 40 countries in addition to the U.S.,” added Miller. “We’re thrilled AXPONA has become an international destination for high-end audio.”

In addition to a series of special events, live concerts and educational seminars, attendees had the opportunity to experience the very best in sound in 195+ listening rooms by top manufacturers and dealers in the industry. In all, more than 500 manufacturers and retailers exhibited at AXPONA and boasted rave reviews.

“In a world of abundant industry shows, Axpona shines as a jewel in the north.” - Bryce Allan, The Sound Organisation.
"CH Precision is always excited about exhibiting at AXPONA.  It gives us a chance to meet with audiophiles, music lovers, dealers, the audio press, and discuss our products, our dealer network, and the ownership experience that's synonymous with the CH Precision brand.  It's also a great stage to launch new products and features." - Ralph Sorrentino, CH Precision America

“Axpona is a first class show! I love the huge facility. It was a good show for business and the public as well, many of whom traveled from all over to attend. Booking a world class private concert with Shelby Lynn really took it over the top.” – Carolyn Counnas, Zesto Audio

“Axpona is a great show. We think it’s the best one in the US. Last year we made some suggestions about the headphone space and they really put forth a lot of effort into improving the presentation.  The show management is flexible and responsive. The attendees are informed, very interested and looking to purchase. Last year it moved to the new venue and this year it was even better.”  M. Schneider LTA

AXPONA attendees enjoyed an all-star line-up for its weekend live concert series including GRAMMY winner Shelby Lynne and Seth Walker, an American electric blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter.

AXPONA 2020 returns April 17-19.

For more information about the event, please visit or call 203-371-6322.

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