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Press release Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia. March 2016

Mar 16, 2016

NAMM Musikmesse Russia, an international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, an international fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation, will return to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre in the fifth time

The Moscow shows will unite the Music Industry around Products, Performances and Professional Development in September

The B2B event program 2016 will mix traditional events such as Theatre Forum, Piano Days, Rental Companies Forum, conferences for dealers, an open-air display platform for concert sound demonstrations, etc. with big new events -  International Orchestra Festival “Big Band Show”, ONstage Forum, seminars by top tender managers on Government procurement auction and a conference for students of technical and theatre faculties from Russian universities

Since 2012 one of the world’s leading trade show organisers -  Messe Frankfurt GmbH  and NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants based in the USA, have been successfully developing the two shows – Russia and the CIS’ only trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections, and Russia’s biggest show of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation.

Since the shows’ premiere, nearly 45 000 people have attended, experiencing products from more than 500 companies from 25 countries. In spite of a currently tough economic situation, the number of unique attendees in 2015 expanded by 12% over 2014. Both fairs annually confirm their status of being key professional platforms for industry experts by a growing total number of visitors, partners, sponsors, events in business program, demonstrating their relevance and real potential for further development.

In September 2016 Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Moscow will house the shows for the fifth time. The best international and domestic manufacturers and distributors of leading brands will introduce new products and modern technologies to industry specialists from Russia, the CIS, Europe, Asia and America. More than six months out from the show many established industry brands have already confirmed their participation: Stagemarket, Serapid (France), LTM, Clay Paky, Martin Professional, Show Atelier, Robe, SiM, Contactica, Sofit Light, Theatrical Technological Systems, Roland, OKNO-Audio, Ruton S, Asia, Sundrax, Kvant Ltd and many others.  

The 2016 shows will be presented in conjunction with the Moscow Ministry of Culture, the Moscow Conservatory, the Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture, the Bolshoi theatre, the International Information Centre "Orchestra", the Russian Guild of Theatre Managers, the Russian Union of Theatre Workers, the Russian state musical TV center "Orpheus," the Association of Musical Theatres, and many other public and private organizations.

Preparations of the Moscow shows 2016 are under way. In addition to the product exhibitions in the pavilions visitors will be able to visit special demo zones. One of these open-air platforms will consist of different line arrays and acoustic systems demonstrating the capabilities of concert sound equipment. Performances of young and popular musicians and finals of musical competitions featuring popular acts will stage throughout the show on NAMM Musikmesse Russia’s Live Music Stage.

A real highlight for all visitors will be the International Orchestra Festival “Big Band Show” including the Brass Band Centre of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Moscow State Institute of culture and the International Information Centre "Orchestra". The festival will include a series of master-classes, colorful live orchestras` performances at Live Music Stage and marching bands choreographies.

Another big event taking place at NAMM Musikmesse Russia 2015`s event will be the “Forum for Art Education”. The Moscow Department of Culture will hold these strategic discussion sessions for directors and teachers of Art Schools from Moscow and the Moscow region, in a comprehensive program tailor-made for the fair.

Events at Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2016 will include forums for industry experts:

  • The Theatre Forum – an educational and business platform including master-classes, round tables, seminars, workshops and discussion center for directors, technical specialists, managers of theaters, and cultural and art institutions;
  • the Rental Companies Forum organized by the Association of Rental Companies for CEOs and employees of rental companies and event agencies
  • the ONstage Forum, dedicated to showcasing event organization and technical features of domestic and international productions. After the successful holding of the Forum in 2015, the organizers decided to expand not only its program but also to increase the number of days.  It will take two days – from 16 to 17 September.

Company Euroshow - a leader of the Russian rental show-technologies industry – will again present EUROSHOW Stage, where visitors will be able to watch a 3-minute show, demonstrating unusual technological solutions and industry trends every 30 minutes.

very special event within Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia’s business program will be the First Conference for students of technical and theatre faculties from Russian universities. Within the two-days Conference a series of seminars taught by managers and technical specialists from Russian and international rental companies, manufacturers of professional stage equipment and leading experts of the event, theatre and concert industries will take place. The Conference will include a job fair for the students.

Technical partners of NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2016 include MF-group and is the shows’ general promotion partner.

See you in 15-18 September 2016 at ECC “Sokolniki”, Moscow, Russia.

Register for a free online ticket through April 2016. For more information about the shows, please visit the official fair websites: and

Other Musikmesse fairs worldwide:

•           Musikmesse

7 to 10 April 2016, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

•           Music China

26 to 29 October 2016, Shanghai, China

Other Prolight + Sound fairs worldwide:

•           Prolight + Sound Guangzhou

29 February 2016 to 3 March 2016, Guangzhou, China

•           Prolight + Sound

5 to 8 April 2016, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

•           Prolight + Sound Shanghai

26 to 29 October 2016, Shanghai, China

Other NAMM Shows worldwide:

•           Summer NAMM

15 to 23 June 2016, Nashville, Tennessee

•           The NAMM Show

19 to 22 January 2017, Anaheim, California