JD Events Acquires AXPONA; 2014 Show to Be Bigger


Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) is officially under the wing of Connecticut-based trade show company JD Events. The acquisition ensures tremendous growth opportunities and a healthy future for the North American event, which will hold its 6th annual show in Chicago April 25-27, 2014.

Press Release

“It’s a great day for high-end audio and music technology, now and in the future, as it pertains to visibility and professionally produced events,” says Steve Davis of AXPONA. “When we founded AXPONA five years ago, our goal was to produce a show the caliber of the event in Munich, now considered the world standard. This acquisition provides AXPONA with the personnel and experience necessary to achieve this goal.”

The JD Events staff has over 200 years of combined trade show, conference and publishing experience, producing events in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and many other major cities around the country.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with Steve Davis to help him achieve his long-term vision for AXPONA. Steve has done a remarkable job of creating a first-class forum for the manufacturers of high-end audio equipment to meet thousands of passionate consumers and audiophiles in a professional, high energy environment. We look forward to bringing the event expertise and resources of JD Events together with Steve’s industry knowledge, customer relationships and creativity to help build AXPONA into the premier audio event in the United States,” said Joel Davis, Founder and CEO of JD Events.

AXPONA will produce its sixth annual event at the The Westin O’Hare April 25-27, 2014.

In addition to more than 240 exhibit rooms and booth displays, the event will include a new major component directed at industry professionals looking to establish long-term and meaningful relationships.  Dealers and manufacturers will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to attend a special meeting, dinner and presentation. Joel Davis said that aside from a few enhancements, no changes would be made to the 2014 show, since Steve Davis recently implemented several in an effort to attract a younger audience.

Some of those enhancements include a “dealer day” event to attract more trade to the show and business-to-business networking, as well as a new pavilion – Ear Gear Expo – to focus on the fast-growing market of ear buds, head phones and other personal listening device technology.For further information, visit AXPONA’s website or call 877-246-3892.


AXPONA was founded by a group of highly skilled professionals who have been active in consumers electronics for over four decades with retail, wholesale and distribution experience. Record producers and other skilled industry pros regularly advise on the design and implementation of the event. AXPONA Chicago has become a leading annual event showcasing the latest innovations in music playback technology.

About JD Events:

JD Events is dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, education-rich content, and high-level networking opportunities — all geared toward increasing business transactions in the markets it serves.

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