NAMM 2020 will mark Funktion-One’s third consecutive year at a show that the company feels continues to grow in relevance. First drawn to what organisers describe as a ‘global crossroads of music, sound and entertainment technology’ in 2018 – thanks in no small part to the new focus on pro audio – the loudspeaker manufacturer had no doubts about teaming up with US distributor Coherent Distribution (sister company to Sound Investment) once again in 2019.
Following last year’s show, Funktion-One’s Sales Director David Bruml reflected: “After a successful first 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.
“All tradeshows 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. We couldn’t be happier with our participation.”
Funktion-One Design Engineer Mike Igglesden added: “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, making it easy to get around and find what you are looking for.”
Funktion-One’s Vero VX will make its US tradeshow debut at NAMM 2020, while the booth at Area ACC North Level 2 will also feature the F124 bass enclosure and loudspeakers from the Evo Series.
Looking ahead to NAMM 2020, Bruml said: “Since being involved with the show we have been highly impressed with the calibre of both its organisation and the visitors it attracts. It’s important for Funktion-One to be present with our US Distributor, Coherent Distribution, at an American exhibition, and NAMM ticks most of the boxes for us in what we’re looking for from a major tradeshow. It has now become an established part of our exhibition calendar.”
Coherent Distribution’s Todd Konecny added: “We’re excited to return to NAMM this year with Funktion-One, NST and FFA with a number of exceptional new products. NAMM is the perfect opportunity to interact with a particularly well-informed segment of users which helps shape future products and development”
Find Funktion-One and Coherent Distribution, together with FFA Audio and NST Audio in Area ACC North Level 2 Booth 18007.