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MIRC 2012: The future ain't what it used to be

Lisa Carter
MIRC 2012: The future ain't what it used to be

Register now for next month's MI Retail Conference & Expo and discover what some of the industry's top execs believe is the future of MI retailing.

And all dealers who get involved in the session will go into a draw to win an Apple TV.

A panel session, chaired by the MIA's Paul McManus, will feature Roland's John Booth, Active Distribution's Lee Worsley, Darrell Priestley of Northern Music Supplies and Ian Wright (Drumwright). The panel session will discuss why dealers must embrace change, future trends in retailing and new technologies to look out for.

Questions from the audience will be encouraged and retailers are invited to submit them in advance by emailing lisa.carter@intentmedia.co.uk. All dealers who submit a question will be put in a prize draw to win an Apple TV.

Now in its third year, the MI Retail Conference & Expo, in association with Musikmesse, is a trade event backed by MI Pro and organised by Intent Media, and is aimed solely at maximising retail sales.

The event takes place on Thursday June 28th at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London.

The day is free for retailers to attend and will include a conference session in the morning, once again curated by the MIA's CEO Paul McManus.

Legendary prog rocker and raconteur Rick Wakeman will provide the keynote discussion.

After a free lunch, the expo will open, featuring the market's biggest manufacturers and distributors.

In addition, there will be a series of 'Break-Out Sessions' during the afternoon, giving distributors and manufacturers the opportunity to present technical or service sessions with smaller groups of dealers.

An after-show drinks reception, sponsored by Roland, will provide networking opportunities to round off the day's events. And all dealers will go home with the now-legendary VIP Gift Bag.

The UK's top 250 retailers are set to attend the event, and dealers can register by emailing mirc@intentmedia.co.uk.

Musikmesse is the headline sponsor of the MI Retail Conference & Expo, with Platinum Partners including Barnes & Mullins, JHS, Casio, Rocksmith and Yamaha. Gold Partners include Audio-Technica, EMC/Tanglewood, Intermusic, Lamba, Marshall, Mel Bay, Monacor, Soundking, Rotosound, Korg, Elixir and TC Group International.

A limited number of additional Event Packages are available. Contact Darrell.Carter@intentmedia.co.uk or Jodie.Holdway@intentmedia.co.uk, or call 01992 535647 to find out more.

For all the latest news on the MI Retail Conference & Expo, visit our dedicated site at www.mirc-expo.com or follow our Twitter feed at @mirc2012

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