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HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

HIGH END 2020 Show Report
High End Society Munich Germany

 

HIGH END Society Video Features Enjoy the Music.com

HIGH END Society Video Features Enjoy the Music.com
"HIGH END 2020 was canceled, and they handled it with the grace and dignity that our industry deserves," says Enjoy the Music.com's Creative Director Steven R. Rochlin. "I look forward to the truly incredible HIGH END 2021 event in Munich."
---> See HIGH END's video with Steven R. Rochlin at this link.

 

 

HIGH END 2020 In Munich Has Been Cancelled

HIGH END 2020 In Munich Has Been Cancelled
We just received the following brief news from the Society:
"The HIGH END 2020, planned for May 14th to 17th, has been cancelled due to the current intensified development regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus. We will keep you in the loop."

 

Updated 02/28 @ 1pm EST USA (18:00 UTC)
The HIGH END 2020 trade show, planned for May 14 to 17, has been cancelled due to the current worsening trend with respect to the spread of the novel coronavirus. This decision was reached by the HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH upon consideration of all criteria in close cooperation with the Board of the HIGH END SOCIETY e.V.

Given that in addition to the countries affected in Asia, infections in Italy have rapidly increased within a few days, it is unclear how the virus will continue to spread in Europe. As organisers of an international trade show, we consider it our responsibility, on the one hand, to safeguard the health of all stakeholders, and on the other hand, to work towards averting possible economic losses of the exhibitors.

Since the rapid spread of the virus in China in mid-January, we have been weighing the possible consequences for the exhibition planned in May. The situation was re-assessed each day by monitoring not only the global spread of the coronavirus but also the international trade show and exhibition scene. In addition to the special situation for Chinese exhibitors, over the past few weeks, we have increasingly received inquiries from other companies as to whether the strained situation would have an impact on the HIGH END 2020.

A total of 500 trade visitors from 40 countries had registered for the HIGH END 2020 trade show. You will be informed on the latest news concerning the cancellation. Trade visitors and end users who have already purchased a ticket for the HIGH END 2020 will naturally receive a refund.

 

 

Updated 03/02 @ 12pm EST USA (17:00 UTC)
Dear Exhibitor,

Due to the current worsening trend with respect to the spread of the coronavirus, upon consideration of all criteria, we have decided to cancel the HIGH END 2020 trade show as a precautionary measure. This decision was reached in close cooperation with the Board of the HIGH END SOCIETY e.V.

We naturally regret having to take this step. We are convinced, however, that the early cancellation will also assist you in your planning and avert additional uncertainties. For several weeks now, we have been weighing the possible consequences for our international trade show in May, and we had to re-assess the situation on a day-by-day basis. We have also increasingly received inquiries from our exhibitors as to whether the strained situation in connection with the coronavirus would have an impact on the HIGH END 2020 trade show.

Given that in addition to the countries affected in Asia, infections in Italy have rapidly increased within a few days, it is unclear how the virus will continue to spread in Europe. As organisers of an international trade show, we consider it our responsibility to act in a timely manner. On the one hand, with this move we seek to safeguard the health of all stakeholders and, on the other hand, to work towards averting possible economic losses of the exhibitors.

At the moment, we are weighing a possibility of offering an alternative event at the MOC Event Centre in Munich, provided there is sufficient demand. We will send you detailed information about this opportunity in the near future.

In order for you not to incur any financial hardships, we would gladly meet you halfway and offer an attractive opportunity of crediting any payments you have already made:

Upon request, your deposit will be credited to your order for stand areas / stands at the HIGH END 2021 trade show. As compensation, we will extend to you a discount in the amount of 5 percent for payment of the remainder by the due date in 2021. The prices for all stand areas and rooms will not be increased in the coming year.

In the event that you do not wish to take advantage of this offer, kindly inform us no later than March 13, 2020. In that case, you will receive a refund for any payments made. We kindly ask for your understanding for a longer processing time.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call.

Best regards,
Stefan Dreischärf
Managing Director

 

HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH
Vorm Eichholz 2g
42119 Wuppertal Germany

Telefon: +49 (202) 70 20 22
Telefax: +49 (202) 70 37 00
E-Mail: info@highendsociety.de 

 

 

HIGH END 2020 Cancelled Due to Spread of Coronavirus

Update 4/27: HIGH END 2020 Press Release Number 3
Show Cancelled Due To Spread Of Coronavirus
This press release just in: The HIGH END 2020 trade show, planned for May 14 to 17, 2020 at Munich's MOC exhibition grounds, has been cancelled due to the current worsening trend with respect to the spread of the novel coronavirus. This decision was reached by the HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH upon consideration of all criteria in close cooperation with the Board of the HIGH END SOCIETY e.V.

Given that in addition to the countries affected in Asia, infections in Italy have rapidly increased within a few days, it is unclear how the virus will continue to spread in Europe. "That is why as organisers of an international trade show, we consider it our responsibility to act in a timely manner", explains Stefan Dreischärf, Managing Director of HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH. On the one hand, this move seeks to safeguard the health of all stakeholders and, on the other hand, to work towards averting possible economic losses of the exhibitors.

"We naturally regret having to take this step," says Dreischärf. "But we take our duty of care towards our exhibitors, visitors and employees very seriously." Since the rapid spread of the virus in China in mid-January, the organiser of the world's largest hi-fi trade show has been weighing the possible consequences for the exhibition planned in May. Each day, the situation was re-assessed by monitoring not only the global spread of the coronavirus but also the international trade show and exhibition scene. At the beginning of February, HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH already offered Chinese exhibitors options for withdrawing from their participation in this year’s hi-fi show. Over the past few weeks, the organiser increasingly received inquiries from other companies as to whether the strained situation would have an impact on the HIGH END 2020.

Some 500 trade visitors from 40 countries had registered for the HIGH END 2020, which as an internationally renowned audio trade show has been an unparalleled sounding board for first-rate sound reproduction for four decades. You will be informed on the latest news concerning the cancellation. Trade visitors and end users who have already purchased a ticket for the HIGH END 2020 will naturally receive a refund.

More About The HIGH END Event In Munich
HiGH END 2020 show was planned to open their doors and welcome exhibitors and visitors from all over the world from May 14th through 17th in Munich, Germany. With exhibitor space already fully booked months in advance, this year's HIGH END show marks it's 39th time and 17th at M.O.C. As during the past 20 years, longer than any other North American magazine, Enjoy the Music.com once again reports on HIGH END in Munich. This internationally renowned exhibition has firmly established itself as a global event over nearly four decades.

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

Alan Parson As Brand Ambassador
High End Society is very happy to announce that Alan Parsons will be this year's brand ambassador for their HIGH END 2020 Munich international hi-fi show! For this world renown British musician, sound engineer, and producer, they also brought back a reunion with his predecessor Steven Wilson. Both musical artists know each other from their joint work on Steven Wilson's album The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories).

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

This year's HIGH END event motto is "The Magic Of Music" and features brand ambassador musician and studio engineer Alan Parsons. As a true master of good tone, Alan Parsons leads a successful career for decades. He has also been nominated for a Grammy award 13 times. recently, in 2018, he received the coveted award for the album Raumklang. Alan Parsons initially worked as an assistant at the legendary Abbey road studios on the Beatles last two albums, before becoming known as a sound engineer for the legendary Pink Floyd album Dark Side Of The Moon. Alas founded The Alan Parsons Project in 1975, releasing many albums by his band, and in 2019 his recent studio album The Secret is avaiable as he currently tours America and Europe.

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

Enjoying The Music @ HIGH END 2020

 

More Details About HIGH END 2020
HIGH END 2020 show will set new standards and is the most important European rendezvous of the audio industry, both for small manufacturers and global audio brands. This is where they all come together to meet. In addition to the large, leading global players in the industry, however, there are also the smaller audio specialists who display their passion for innovation and find just the right setting at the HIGH END in Munich's MOC. Approximately 530 exhibitors from 41 countries plan to showcase their innovations in four exhibition halls and two atriums, with 138 prominent conference rooms. It is a feature found nowhere else in the world at a trade fair of this kind.

 

360° Range Of Products And Services
The exhibition allows a unique insight into the market of the entire international audio industry. The HIGH END offers the whole variety of the audio market – from analog to digital. Proven analog technology is entering into new alliances with digital developments of recent years. Through the dramatic evolution in entertainment electronics, ushered in by digitalization and virtualization, streaming continues to be widely popular.

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

Vinyl records are of course being offered for sale again. Heavy vinyl discs that users can touch and hold in their hands have been enjoying continuous growth now for years, after all, symbolizing an oasis of peace in a hectic, high-tech world. Here, exhibition visitors can revel in a unique opportunity to discover a wide range of musical gems and to pursue their passion of enjoying music without being in a hurry.

 

Consumer Electronics For All Age Groups And Any Budget
For large or small pocketbooks, young or older clientele, at the HIGH END, all music and equipment aficionados can find what they are looking for. Naturally also on display are affordable entry-level models for hi-fi novices. The HIGH END offers the full range of audiophile products, whether it be small systems for those just getting started, headphones, turntables and, of course, the ultimate peak of technical perfection.

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

There is no other place in Europe where the entire range of audio products is presented as impressively and emotionally as HIGH END. The diversity of services in the industry reflects both the big players as well as the many smaller, more specialized and niche providers. Visitors will be immersed in analog high-precision art as well as in the latest digital audio and visual soundscapes. Exquisite analog equipment blends in harmoniously with the latest multimedia equipment. Perfectly processed loudspeakers, traditional tube amplifiers and cult turntables stand side by side with networked audio systems, audio streaming solutions, digital wireless systems and multimedia stations. Visitors can find everything their music-loving heart's desire, regardless of age and lifestyle.

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

HIGH END 2019 includes many seminars and lectures from leaders within the high-end audio industry. Live music events are also a highlight as bands travel throughout the venue playing music to a welcoming audience. No other show promotes their event as HIGH END provides. Radio and TV commercials and augmented by posters on buses, within the subway and taxi cabs. HIGH END truly is leading the way when it comes to providing one of the world's largest specially audio shows in the world.

Enjoy the Music.com's exclusive, and extensive, HIGH END 2019 coverage from last year can be seen here.

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

HIGH END 2020 Show Report Munich Germany

 

Currency Exchange Rate
On April 28, 2020
€0.92 = $1
$1.08 to €1

 

Where
MOC Munich
Lilienthalallee 40
80939 Munich, Germany

 

When
May 14th through 17th, 2020

First day only open for trade visitors with pre-registration.

 

Price
Trade Visitors:
Trade visitor ticket with pre-registration: €35
Trade visitor ticket locally: €50

Visitors:
Visitor day ticket Friday or Saturday: €15 / day
Visitor day ticket Sunday: €5 / day
Visitor 3-day ticket Friday to Sunday: €25

Day ticket reduced, only in the MOC: Friday and Saturday: €10
Reduced ticket prices for pupils, students, seniors, and persons with disabilities upon presentation of the corresponding pass.

Free entry for children until the age of 14.

 

 

 

Previous HIGH END Munich Show Reports
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

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