ALSO I would like to add that many vendors complained about the very high booth prices for the last 3 DJ Expos which is why they have lost many vendors who realized they can't make money doing the show. Will the EXPO reduce booth prices to try to attract vendors and/or to keep the ones they currently have committed from backing out.No, it requires vendors and presenters.
You have to build it - if the expectation is that anyone will come.
In most years, it also ran concurrently with Promo Only's Summer Sessions, an Atlantic City convention for radio programmers and mixshow hosts held at a nearby hotel (usually the Showboat next door to the Taj, once at the Borgata, and at Harrah's in 2018). Those incredible Tuesday night parties at the House of Blues only happened because of Promo Only's involvement.They keep it in Atlantic City because it’s close to the tri-state area with the highest concentration of people. At A/C Majority of the people drive in to A/C. It is reachable by car from over 8 states and at least 5 airports if you rent a car. NYC would likely be their first choice but that’s way too Expensive. In the 80’s I attended the New Music Semiar conferenc in NYC. Those shows where great with evening events at many of the big clubs. Years ago DJ Times tried LA. Las Vegas is where the other guys are, FL would have too many distractions and wouldn’t be cheap. The only places I will consider flying into would be LA, Vegas, Orlando maybe Miami, Chicago or Dallas. Vegas by far is the Easiest the fly into, between CES, Mobile Beat & Nightclub and bar conferences I’ve been there too many times.
True. ...Just in case.Just a reminder that discounts and "free" Exhibit Hall passes are available until June 15th (though the dates were extended last year). Not really sure if the show will actually happen, but doesn't hurt to at least grab the free passes "just in case" if there is a possibility of going ...
Set for November 16-19 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, DJ Expo will present its winning slate of DJ-related exhibitions, educational seminars/keynotes...www.djtimes.com
Maybe they'll have it outside ..True. ...Just in case.
However, I can without a doubt say that the show will be cancelled! Hotel/Casinos up there are not even open, and Jersey is not allowing any large gatherings of any kind for a while. ...(The exception are outdoor protests/riots/looting...Corona Virus apparently does not effect people who choose to participate... )
Oh...Well then...If the "2nd Waive" of the Virus does not shut things down again and cancel the new dates out, then I may actually take a couple days off of work and head up there.I updated the First post to reflect the date change of DJ Expo to the week of November 16-19.
Man, I have been in December (Went down last December), and let me tell you...It is BAD!AC always seems like it's on life support when we're there in August. I can't imagine how exciting it will be in November.
A beach resort town with the world's most famous boardwalk couldn't fill storefronts on that boardwalk in GOOD years. There isn't even a full-service supermarket in Atlantic City. I hate to be negative, but there's really nothing there to boost.Potentially true .. or maybe this will be a boost for everything (the area and its economy).
The last supermarket there closed in 2004. It's mostly a poverty issue... the average household income is less than $50,000. Despite having 37,000 residents, most of whom rely on public transportation, no grocery chain wants to build a store there. It's just not worth the investment.As for a supermarket, that's most likely a local Gov't issue - and not a business issue (AC isn't exactly .. big).