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The Financial Summit will be led by industry financial experts Alan Friedman , CPA , and Daniel Jobe of Friedman , Kannenberg & Co . with data in hand , coupled with timely advice on inventory management and a workshop designed for anyone in music retail . Better understand what ’ s going on in the supply-chain world of musical products , and find out how to help mitigate the effect of delivery delays in the post-pandemic era .
NAMM TOP 100 DEALER
AWARDS Thursday , June 2 nd
With no Summer NAMM this year , for the first time , the NAMM Top 100 Dealer Awards will be held in Anaheim during The NAMM Show . The awards spotlight the industry ’ s best music product retailers , recognizing their accomplishments and rewarding their hard work . In addition to honouring the Top 100 Dealer recipients , there will be seven “ Best Of ” category winners revealed , from which the prestigious “ Dealer of the Year ” is selected . The three Canadian retailers who made this year ’ s top-100 list are Wentworth Music in British Columbia ; Ottawa Pianos ; and former Dealer of the Year winner Cosmo Music .
PRO AUDIO EDUCATION Show attendees will be able to access a variety of pro audio education sessions in a variety of industry-related topics . The sessions will be presented by the pro audio industry ’ s leaders , as they share their knowledge , insights , and thoughts about the past , present and future of the industry and technology . The Audio Production and Music Technology track will incorporate sessions hosted by TEC Tracks , the Audio Engineering Society
( AES ), and Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange ( A3E ).
NAMM SHOW MAP Check out the show map on NAMM ’ s website to view the general layout of the show floor , and click on the coloured buttons to locate show services such as badges , beer , or transportation . There is also a link to a more detailed show map to view the location of specific exhibitors in order to plan out your meetings .
2022 MIDI INNOVATION AWARDS Music Hackspace , The MIDI Association , and NAMM will present the winners of the second annual MIDI Innovation Awards . It gives musicians and inventors an opportunity to present their ideas on a global stage , as well as win prizes . The first prize is valued at more than $ 10,000 and includes passes to The 2022 NAMM Show , an exhibition booth at The 2023 NAMM Show , as well as significant support from The MIDI Association and Music Hackspace for the development of MIDI 2.0 prototypes . The MIDI Innovation awards are open to individuals , artists , and companies who work with MIDI to build innovative products or interactive experiences . The finalists will pitch their entries during a livestream open to all to watch on May 28 th on MIDI . org . Then the winners will be announced at The NAMM Show on June 4 th .
NWC ’ S NAMM CANADIAN RECEPTION Friday , June 3 rd , 8 p . m . -midnight Sheraton Park Anaheim ( 1855 South Harbor Blvd .) NWC , publisher of Canadian Music Trade , Canadian Musician , Professional Sound , and Professional Lighting & Production magazines , invites all Canadian NAMM Show
NAMM U Schedule
FRIDAY , JUNE 3
BREAKFAST SESSION 8:30 – 9:30 a . m ., Anaheim Hilton , Level 2 , Pacific Ballrooms
Breakfast of Champions Hosted by NAMM Pres . & CEO Joe Lamond & guests
Join Joe Lamond and a lineup of surprise VIP guests as they explore the theme of “ transformation ” in this new era and share a can ’ t-miss outlook for MI retailers and their businesses . They promise “ insights , stories , and inspiration you won ’ t find on a Zoom call — or anywhere else .”
NAMM Idea Center Anaheim Convention Center , Level 1 Lobby ( between Halls B and C ) Sessions are 30 minutes long unless otherwise noted
10 A . M . Next-Generation Customers Are Taking Over — What You Need to Know Larry Bailin , Single Throw Marketing
10:30 A . M . SEO Update : Strategies to Rise to the Top of Google Searches Bill Sebald , Greenlane
11 A . M . How to Make Effective Videos for Instagram , TikTok , YouTube ( Double Session )
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