The NAMM Show has been recognised with the coveted “Greatest Trade Show of 2016” and “Do-Gooder” awards at the Gold 100 Awards and Summit, presented by Trade Show Executive magazine. The annual awards serve to recognise excellence in the trade show industry around the world and were presented on September 28 at a gala reception held in Half Moon Bay, California before an audience of trade show industry professionals.
NAMM’s nomination for the “Greatest Trade Show of 2016” was alongside other notable shows such as the National Restaurant Association, Hotel-Motel Show and the International Woodworking Fair. Past recipients of the award include the Consumer Electronics Show, Electronic Entertainment Expo and the Global Pet Expo.
“It is an honor to create the stable, reliable and predictable platform for our members to gather each year, but I believe all the credit for these awards goes to our members who really make it all happen. The support and cooperation of a global industry coming together alongside the small but mighty NAMM staff creates a kind of magic that has to be experienced to be believed,” commented Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “And with our Circle of Benefits business model, the passion that we all have for music is manifested in our efforts to promote music making and music education all year long.”
In addition to the “Greatest Trade Show” award, the show was also recognised with the “Do-Gooder” award for its deep commitment to local-area music education programs. For the past three years, NAMM members have participated in a “Day of Service” to a local school in Anaheim. Held in correlation with the annual NAMM Show, the service event celebrates the Anaheim Elementary School District’s (AESD) commitment to music education programs and, in collaboration with NAMM Foundation members and school and district officials, helps to further the district’s efforts to provide and enhance music education for all students through monetary donations.