Port Washington, NY - In light of the tragedy which struck our nation
on September 11 and in response to the subsequent anxiety regarding
business travel, Testa Communications has canceled DJ Expo West/ The
Club Show, scheduled to take place at San Francisco's Bill Graham
Civic Auditorium from January 29-31, 2002. However, plans for The
International DJ Expo, scheduled for August 26-29, 2002 at the
Atlantic City Convention Center, in Atlantic City, NJ, remain unimpeded.
"Testa Communications would like to thank its vendors and
sponsors for their generous support and understanding during this
extremely difficult time," said Vinny Testa, show producer.
"We resolved not to let acts of terrorism impact our plans, but
it has become clear that the business community and public are
currently lukewarm about trade shows. We have decided to redirect our
energy towards expanding our East Coast show, The International DJ
Expo, so that it will include the club market."
Club Systems editor Kerri Mason concurs: "All the enthusiasm for
the San Francisco Club Show hasn't dissipated - it's just been
redirected toward August and Atlantic City," she said. "The
extra preparation time will allow us to further ensure a pleasurable
and useful experience for our attendees and loyal readers, all of
whom work as club owners and managers, lighting directors,
audio/sound technicians, stage managers, and club systems installers
DJ Times editor Jim Tremayne maintains optimism about the show and
its industry. "Our long-running Atlantic City Expo remains the
industry's largest DJ-specific show and it continues to grow,"
says Tremayne, who has helped helm every DJ Expo since its 1990
inception. "Additionally, DJ culture in America continues to
expand and we'd like to think that our DJ Expos have helped foster
The International DJ Expo is by far the largest DJ convention of its
kind, drawing in excess of 5,000 DJs from across the nation. Because
the show has been expanded to include The Club Show, exhibitors will
be able to reach a wider customer base.
For more information about DJ Expo West/ The Club Show or The
International DJ Expo, please contact Matt Rubenstein at 516-767-2500