Saturday, 13th June 2015.

Post-Show Industry Release
PALM™ Mumbai 2015 builds Pro AV segment and high-end DJ market.

The 15th successive PALM™ expo organised by ITE / ABEC fulfilled the expectations of the industry in putting up the largest ever show attracting 24,531 trade professionals attending over three days from May 28 - 30, 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.

The march of leading international brands increased. First time exhibitors were remarkable at 22% of 166 total exhibitors. The expo saw a whopping 90% growth in the total floor space. This added more juice to the show delighting the trade, adding business opportunities, building markets and providing new technology options to the pros. New exhibitors featured leading global brands arriving on the strength of Indian adoption of their products, and the reputation of PALM™ taking pride in their participation in one of the world’s largest pro audio+ lighting expos.

Visitors peaked on day two with 9,408 on the floor. PALM™ 2015 was supported with extensive advertising in print and hoardings across major metros. The focus on actual users and integrators in Pro AV Install segment resulted in more installation contractors attending the show sourcing solutions for large projects.

The show covered 21,916 sqm across: Hall 1, Hall 2BC occupied entirely by Yamaha, Hall 5 Annexe for the Harman PALM Live Arena, Ground 4 for the Line Array and Ground 1 for the Qube and Music Expo. A visitor survey revealed nearly 48% visited all features spread out over the 21,916 sqm.

Modern Stage Service along with its high end brands was the largest exhibitor on the PALM show floor
The rapidly expanding Yamaha’s stand in Hall 2B&C with its Pro Audio and MI collection
The DJ Soundscape curated by premier artist management agency, UnMute in Hall 1, brought together some of India’s top DJs and musicians along with leading music industry professionals who spoke to a packed audience on the current and future of the music business. The 5th DJ Championship directed by Reji, establishes the PALM as the gravity centre for aspiring and pro DJs.

Visitor turnout increased by 17%, keeping the profile trade only and expanding the professionals in all product segments.

The second largest visitor profile was from the Pro AV and Integration Systems. Attendees were from Event and Rentals, House of Worship, Auditoriums, Theatres, Malls, Venues, Education.

The 15th edition of the show featured the 9th consecutive IRAA Awards and the 5th PALM Sound and Light Awards presented to the industry at the Hotel ITC Grand Maratha located at the Sahar International Airport Road.

Winners of the 9th Indian Recording Arts (IRA) Awards
The HARMAN PALM Live Arena in its glorious avatar
PALM continues to invest back into the industry platform with the objective to grow the industry and the international reputation of the Indian marketplace. The PALM organisation represents a highly knowledgeable team that delivers a trade show by the industry for the industry, and a neutral and independent convention.