Considered to be one of the biggest and most important events on the DJ calendar, BPM provides visitors with interactive displays, live performances and the chance to get your hands on fantastic products and exclusive prices.
It’s only day one of this year’s BPM/PRO located at the NEC Birmingham, and it’s been a successful one for us here at the Gearooz exhibition.
The time had finally come to reveal our new and unique exhibition truck. This two tiered showroom features an upstairs VIP lounge and masses of merchandise that visitors can test and try. This brand new truck has been a popular choice with the thousands of visitors that have flocked to the Genting arena today.
It has been a fantastic day and we have gotten the chance to interact with our customers new and existing in our relaxing and large interactive space. Our sales team have been on hand to provide assistance and showcase our new own brand range of moving heads and par cans. The FuturePar Birdie, FuturePar Classic, FutureMove, FutureMove Mini and the FuturePar Eco+ have proved to be a huge hit with visitors and we hope that this will continue over the next two days.
In addition to our mobile showroom and the usual array of exhibits from leading brands and retailers, BPM also hosted the freestyle DJ competition which saw aspiring DJs showcasing their skills and fighting for the chance to be crowned winner in order to win some incredible prizes. Alongside this DJ event was another competition that displayed the UK’s finest DJs that battled it out for the title of DMC UK DJ champion to secure a place at the DMX world finals!
The educational sessions were thriving today and included a “rock the dance floor” panel session from Phil Morse the founder of Digital DJ Tips, who revealed the five proven steps you can take to becoming a great DJ. Whether you are a novice or semi-pro DJ the talk highlighted some important lessons and Phil Morse shared his formula for becoming a successful DJ.
Another talk that dominated the afternoon was from the editor of Pro Mobile magazine, Eddie Short, who was joined by industry DJs and they discussed how to enhance your event with creative mobile lighting. Displaying the latest equipment on the BPM show floor, the panel covered everything from practical issues and how to keep your cables tidy, to photographing your light show and selling it well to prospective customers.
The impressive Chauvet Arena made a reappearance following the success of previous years and was opened by this year’s DJ of the year. The afternoon featured a line-up of DJ sets and performances including one from Stu Allen that hosted the dance classics after party where visitors listened to dance anthems from the 90s and early 00s.
Overall it has been an excellent first day here at BPM/PRO and we can’t wait to see what exciting events unfold over the upcoming days.