Dozens of big name manufacturers and distributors have already booked exhibition space for NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia, two new trade shows that will be held in Moscow from May 16th to 19th 2012.
“Both shows see considerable interest in the industry at an early stage. Already set to exhibit in their individual booths are companies including Roland, Sennheiser, Hal Leonard, C.F. Martin, Taylor Guitars and Martin Pro Lighting," said Cordelia von Gymnich, vice president of Messe Frankfurt.
"In addition, distributors will be representing companies such as Kawai, Ernie Ball, Vari-Lite, Clay Paky, Allen & Heath and many others at the Moscow-based shows.”
The volume of the Russian musical instruments and technologies market is believed to be around 450 million US dollars. In 2010, imports in some sectors went up by 36.3 percent compared to the previous year.
According to NAMM’s director of international affairs Betty Heywood, the Russian musical market is potentially the largest in Europe, partly due to a population of around 145 million people, a developed musical culture and sustainable growth trends.