The future of BPM, the DJ exhibition, has now been secured with the creation of a new company, BPM Shows.
The resurgence of BPM follows the collapse of the show’s former owner and the formation of a last-minute rescue plan for the 2018 event by a number of affected companies, which worked closely with Pete Williams of Mobile DJ Network (MDJN). BPM 2019 will take place at Cranmore Park over the weekend of October 5-6.
BPM will now be led by two new show directors, Steven Boys and Jack Wilson. They will benefit from the support of a team of industry figures, including Mark Parkhouse and Kris Dawber, who both played key roles in the 2018 rescue plan. While MDJN will return its focus to supporting its membership, it will continue as an active participant in and supporter of the show alongside developing new services for 2019.
Wilson commented: “We are very proud to officially announce the return of BPM, not as a last-minute rescue plan but as an exhibition with a future and a strategy for supporting the industry. Our plan is rooted in the success of 2018 – an affordable annual event that offers true return on investment and which grows at the rate the industry needs.
“I’m delighted to say that the 2019 show is already almost entirely sold out. That’s a huge vote of confidence and we take that support very seriously.”
Boys added: “We also want our visitors and the wider industry to let us know what they want from BPM. Those opinions are at the heart of making BPM a success and we would love to hear from you.”