After an absence of 10 years, punctuated by a 3-year stint as Director of Market Development at NAMM, and 7 years as marketing manager at Allans Music & Allans Billy Hyde, the AMA has once again appointed Rob to develop the AMA services into the future. Rob’s return is marked by the staging of the AMAC Convention back at Jupiters for the first time in 10 years. The event was universally hailed as a success by suppliers and retailers alike and gives the association a positive platform from which to re-establish itself on a sure footing and launch new initiatives. The association will continue its advocacy work with active support of the AWAG and ACETA campaign to seek justice for our users of wireless mics and devices. We will continue to work with the Fair Imports Alliance, and lobby for a drop in the GST free threshold on imports, we will develop our online presence to be more effective for subscribing members, and we will reinvigorate our publications and communications, and member benefits. “it’s been a hard few years for the AMA – we’ve kept the doors open, through the efforts of a dedicated few, and we’re looking forward to delivering exciting new member initiatives to promote music making – it’s good to have Rob back” said AMA President, Tony Burn.