BPM | PRO Shuts Its Doors As Organisers Launch Four New Market-Focused Shows

After over a decade of successful shows, Marked Events has announced the closure of its flagship BPM | PRO event along with the arrival of four new shows focused on different areas of the entertainment technology industry.

The landmark event, which started life as the DJ-focussed BPM back in 2007, has grown into a full-scale entertainment technology show, putting millions of pounds back into the industry and keeping visitors coming back year on year. Always developing with the markets of its exhibitors in mind, BPM | PRO has incorporated everything from high-end audio/lighting to award-nominated FX Stages.

But in light of countless industry factors and the current economic climate, organisers Marked Events now feel that the time is right to end on a high and refocus their efforts on four new shows, each aimed at differing sectors of the BPM | PRO audience.

Commenting on this new direction, Marked Events CEO Mark Walsh said: “BPM | PRO was successful, and has remained successful until the end, but I felt that our momentum was starting to drop. As we all know, times have changed; the way we market, the routes to market, and our sales channels have all gone through significant transformations over the last decade.

“I knew that if we continued along the same path it would be near impossible to maintain the high standards that our exhibitors and visitors have come to expect. Rather than trying to mould BPM | PRO into something it’s not, I wanted to re-group and re-focus our offerings.”

The result of this rethink comes in the form of four new shows throughout 2018 and 2019, each focused on a different sector of BPM | PRO’s former market:

GIG – The Professional Entertainer Show – Genting Arena, NEC, Birmingham
An Event for DJs, Singers, Performers, Bands and More.
October 21st & 22nd 2018

WORSHIP Technology Show – Manchester
A Trade Show for Specifiers Installers and Users of Sound, Lighting and Audio Visual Equipment used in Places of Worship.
November 6th & 7th 2018

CLUB + BAR Technology Show – London
A Trade Show For Specifiers Installers and Users of Sound and Lighting Equipment Used in Clubs and Bars.
Spring 2019

LIVE Production Show
A Trade Show for Specifiers Installers and Users of Sound and Users of Sound and Lighting Equipment used in Stages, Tours and Festivals.
Launching Spring 2019

“This is a bold move, but one I firmly believe in,” explained Mark Walsh. “The shows will be affordable and highly focussed to the needs of the audience. By delivering a targeted visitor experience at a tangible cost we can build worthwhile events for the future of our industry.”