AXPONA, Music Direct Announce Excellent Results In Exhibitor Commitments, Attendee Ticket Sales

Attendee ticket sales continue to increase with hundreds of pre-sold tickets as of October 2012.

(Ormond Beach, FL) - October 27, 2012 - Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) announced that exhibitor rooms for its upcoming Consumer Trade Show, scheduled to run from March 8th to March 10th 2013 at the Doubletree Hilton O'Hare, has neared capacity with 100% of the rooms sold on the Main, Mezzanine, 8th and 9th floors. Due to overwhelming demand the 7th floor will open for reservations on a first come basis on November 1st. Booth sales have been brisk, with spaces in the hotel's Signature II Room selling out. Attendee ticket sales continue to increase with hundreds of pre-sold tickets as of October 2012. This all confirms Chicago will be the destination for one of this countries finest audio shows in fifteen years for consumers of all tastes and incomes.


"I am incredibly grateful to all the exhibitors who have chosen to stake their claim in attending this great show," said AXPONA Founder Stephen Davis. "Those attendees who have chosen to purchase their tickets for this show will be awash with exciting displays of the best equipment, made by the world's finest manufacturers. These attendees, good consumers all, will be seeking out the best that money can buy, be it the latest digital audio technologies or the best in high performance analog products."

Mr. Davis added, "With all but one remaining floor of exhibitor space at AXPONA sold out, attendees will be able to explore exhibit spaces rich with audio gear of every imaginable type and design, as well as over two dozen exhibit booths, all manned by some of the industry's biggest and brightest names."

With news of exhibitor rooms reaching capacity, Music vendor booths are gaining a foothold as the show's March 2013 launch nears. AXPONA's marketing partner, Chicago-based Multichannel Merchant Music Direct, announced that it will join a portfolio of local and nationally-recognized audiophile retailers and specialty manufacturers in the hotel's Signature II room, each displaying and selling products in an environment reminiscent of the best record fairs. Bes Nievera Jr., Music Direct's Trade Show Coordinator was enthusiastic about the retailers and manufacturers scheduled to display and sell their wares at AXPONA. "We were aggressive in our efforts to reach out to all of our friends within the Audiophile community, and the result will be a marketplace that everyone will enjoy, be it the discerning audiophile, or the music-hungry record buyer."

About AXPONA:

Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) began with a long term goal to produce consumer-friendly exhibitions throughout the USA, featuring the best in cutting edge, high performance audio and video equipment from the world's finest brands. Since its inception in 2009, AXPONA has successfully launched annual shows in Jacksonville, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, AXPONA was named Official Partner at CE Week, an industry-wide trade show hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association in New York City. More details on AXPONA and its upcoming 2013 Expo in Chicago can be found at www.axpona.com.

About Music Direct:

Chicago-based Music Direct is a leading Multichannel Merchant whose two-decade-plus success story can be summed up in one phrase: "It's The Music That Matters™" With a hands-on approach to ensuring total customer satisfaction on everything they sell, Music Direct remains among the top tier of High Performance Audio Retailers. As a private company Music Direct manages a portfolio of products for distributors and is the parent company to Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the Original Audiophile Record Label, whose library of recordings have earned critical praise from every corner of the globe. More information regarding Music Direct can be found at www.musicdirect.com.

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