Breaking: Post-Expo Thumbs-Up Report

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Just when you thought we had patted ourselves on the back enough for the triumphant DJ Expo–think again. Here’s what exhibitors & attendees are saying about the 2010 DJ Expo, held this past Aug. 16-19 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

“I was absolutely stunned at how big the show has gotten. I’d missed a few years, and was really impressed with the size of the booths some of the manufacturers built—huge video screens and two stories tall! The show floor was packed with DJs carrying out products, and that is a good sign of things to come.  Our industry is going strong. Great show.”
– John R Brown, Irradiant Lighting, Chino, Calif.

“Definitely the best DJ Expo in a long time. Pioneer is very happy with the return on investment. Congrats! Looking forward to next year!”
– David Arevalo, Pioneer DJ, Long Beach, Calif.

“Kudos to DJ Times, its staff, sponsors and supporters for putting on yet another great Expo this year in AC. Always great to see old and new faces from across the industry. Thank you for welcoming our roster of DJs and artists with open arms.”
– Felix Tapia, Moodswing360, NYC

“To the DJ Expo crew, let me say… thanks for a great Expo, and to all the DJs who make their living with Rane and Serato Scratch Live and see us every year… you are the best!”
– Mike May, Rane Corp., Mukilteo, Wash.

“We are grateful that DJ Times championed the DJ market 20 years ago and made a lot of people take notice of this market. Congratulations for putting on this awesome show.”
– Bob Savarese, Music Trends, Levittown, NY

“I have been coming to the Expo since the first one in LA [1991]. Thanks for all your staff efforts for a great show.”
– Jim Baxter, Colorado Sound N’ Light, Thornton, Col.

“The show delivered results that were better than our wildest expectations and we found ourselves short-handed with personnel—our sales team of five experienced people was overwhelmed many times the first day. Count on Omnisistem to be there next year. Thank you for a very profitable show.”
– Chris Giannoulas, OmniSistem, Kent, Wash.

“Having been at the very first Expo and many since then, I must say that the entire staff was fantastic and—to quote that famous TV commercial—we’ve come a long way, baby.”
– Barry Seiden, VenueMagic/Entertainment Sciences Group, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

“It was great to be a part of it!”
– James Sajeva, Korg, Melville, NY

“The show was great!”
– Bruce Kramer, Barbizon Electric Company, NYC

“ADJA was thrilled to be a part of the 20th anniversary of the DJ Expo. The vibe was great and the energy of the event huge. The traffic at the show was vibrant and upbeat.  The content of the show has definitely improved and the support for exhibitors has increased. The DJ Expo staff went out of their way to make sure that we had an incredible experience.  We’ll be there in 2011!”
– Dr. Drax, American DJ Association, Phoenix, Ariz.