Funtkion-One returned to NAMM Show for the second time, following the company’s debut in 2018. Teaming up with US distributor Sound Investment, the loudspeaker manufacturer enjoyed another productive week in Anaheim.
Funktion-One’s Sales Director David Bruml and Design Engineer Mike Igglesden made the trip across the Atlantic for the show. Bruml says: “With the new focus on pro audio announced for NAMM Show 2018, Funktion-One supported this expansion with a large booth in the new ACC North Hall. Following a successful first show last year we decided to return for 2019. It was remarkable to see the development year on year.
“NAMM 2019 was, undoubtedly, amongst the most positive tradeshows in all my many years of exhibition experience. Such a remarkably diverse mix of people from all sectors of the music industry and beyond – from major musicians, through to top level entertainment venues, tour and event production companies, sound rental users and system integrators.”
Igglesden agrees: “The varied crowd made it lively – it felt like it was full of people who are very passionate about music. The facilities are great, and it’s well laid out – even without a map, you could work out where companies were likely to be.”
Sound Investment’s Todd Konecny noticed a more relevant audience this year. He explains: “It definitely seemed more positive this year than last and there were more industry people coming through the booth as well. We made some great connections.”
Bruml concludes: “All trade shows are melting pots of potential connections, but NAMM excelled in this regard – the organisers clearly have a highly developed sense for how to choreograph and stage a great convention. I was impressed by all aspects of the show and there’s no doubt Funktion-One and Sound Investment both look forward to returning to NAMM in 2020. We couldn’t be happier with our participation.”
Funktion-One now looks forward to exhibiting at Prolight + Sound 2019 in Frankfurt, where it will present a significant new product launch.