Mumbai Beckoned Sound & Light industry to ride the growth wave at the 19th edition of PALM Expo


PALM Expo 2019 opened to record numbers, showcased a plethora of products and hosted full house conference sessions.

India’s premier trade expo for the live events, music production, lighting, staging and ProAV industry showcased its 19th edition, scheduled from May 30 – June 1, 2019, at BEC, Mumbai, concurrently with the inaugural edition of AV Integration Communication Networking expo (AV-ICNx).

With foresight of the mammoth potential of the industry, the PALM expo this year featured the most ideal exhibit space - with Pro Audio in Hall 1, Hall 2 and Grande Hall, Lighting in Hall 2, AV-ICNx in Hall 3, Demo Qube in VIP Parking Area, Indoor Line Array Demo in Hall 5 and HARMAN PALM Live Arena in Hall 2 Open Bay. The extended space accommodating many new brands, undoubtedly asserted the show as being the finest platform to showcase the latest, most pertinent technologies for the entertainment and install industry.

The inaugural AV-ICNx and Conference in 2019, organised and hosted concurrently with 19th PALM Expo, attracting 25,000 trade visitors, received warm and appreciative reception from the AV industry spread across India. The expo born out of a demand by AV consultants and Systems Integrators attending the PALM expo each year for a dedicated AV expo was organized with a long-term vision and commitment. With features such as AV Specialist Certification, AV Summit three-day conference and AV Education and Training Program, won favour with leading AV Consultants and System Integrators.

With a bigger exhibit space, range of new products and technologies and several international manufacturers flooding the exhibit space, the PALM Expo & AV-ICNx welcomed more than 300 direct exhibitors who included top manufacturers, brands, distributors and dealers, and surpassing 2018 trade visitor numbers.

PALM Expo has taken a firm initiative to improve the skill and knowledge quotient asserting that economic development and business success depends greatly on efficient technology coupled with product information. The objective led to the conceptualization of extremely crucial and all-encompassing features such as PALM Summit and PALM Soundscape.

Besides boosting the business and knowledge quotient, the PALM expo also acted as a platform and catalyst to recognise and honour quality work and talent through its awards – IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards) for Audio & Music Production and PALM Sound & Light Awards for Stage Sound, Lighting and Production.

Overall, the PALM 2019 was an amalgamation of creative and technical talent, trade and quality business networking which also provided the ideal platform to connect with new customers and formulate enhanced business opportunities.