Touted as the largest audio expo in North America, AXPONA is now in its second year at its new digs; the Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel & Convention Centre.
Located amid the sprawling urban dystopia of grey concrete and never-ending highway which surrounds outer Chicago, the Renaissance Schaumberg is an oasis of hip, metropolitan trappings and most importantly, vast amounts of well-organized, sensical trade-show space.
Attending the show last year was an eye-opening delight from a coverage standpoint as the massive open-concept layout of the tower, where the bulk of the 190 show listening rooms are, was a breeze to navigate and the huge headphone ballroom (Expo Hall) was well laid out and the uber-hip headphone lounge located on the 15th floor with a bar was truly civilized. This year Chi-town native son Grover Neville will be hitting the Schaumberg in force, so coverage looks to be epic.
All my experiences with staff at every AXPONA over the years were courteous and truly helpful and last year everything just flowed – even the elevators weren’t too bad despite the crushing number of attendees, especially on Saturday. With an Exhibitor List that’s 400-deep, this will be a monster show.
Look for coverage from the show starting later this week as things kick-off on Friday, April 12th for the press and VIPs.
For more information and to purchase show tickets, visit AXPONA.COM.