September saw BPM | PRO return to Birmingham’s NEC complex for their eighth successive event at the UK’s busiest exhibition centre. As the popular trade show for sound and lighting equipment and DJ products celebrated their tenth anniversary, the show moved out of regular exhibition halls and made its home in the Genting Arena.
PRG Proshop, our outlet for used equipment sales (UES) had a presence in the sound and lighting hall, where Director of UES, Dirk Bosloirs and Product Sales Manager Rodney George met and conversed with potential clients over the three-day event. Dirk commented: “BPM | PRO is a growing show with good future business potential. Although not a specific event for UES—we made several excellent contacts at last year’s show and are confident that this year’s event will yield the same results.”
Co-founder of BPM | PRO, and director of organising company Marked Events, Mark Walsh said: "We were delighted to welcome back a market leader such as PRG XL Video to support BPM | PRO. Their presence really does contribute to the success of the event and brings another dimension with their Proshop. We look forward to building on this relationship as BPM | PRO continues to evolve."
Dirk and Rodney were supported by our business development team, who answered questions about other areas of our business as well as UES. PRG XL Video Sales Director, Rich Rowley said: “It’s important for PRG XL Video to play a part in growing shows such as BPM | PRO—the event works very well for our UES team, for whom it is one of the most important dates in their calendar. It’s also an exciting opportunity to meet students and other young people looking to get into the industry who we wouldn’t see at other events.”
Mark Walsh added: “We made a lot of changes this year, and they appear to have paid off. The new venue has been the absolute right choice for our industry, not only is the space fresh and exciting it is also surrounded by plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants which allows the show atmosphere to continue on through the evenings. I am extremely thankful to all those exhibitors who have supported the show over the past ten years and especially to those who took a chance on us again this year. Myself and my team are already excitedly working on the 2017 event, where we will build on the positives from this year and listen to feedback, from both visitors and exhibitors, to create an even bigger and better BPM | PRO for 2017!”