London Luxury goods and Hi-Fi event The Indulgence Show confirmed for 2017

posted on Thursday, 8th December 2016 by Steve May

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The organiser’s of The Indulgence Show have confirmed the luxury goods and technology show will return in 2017.  Once again the event will take place at the Novotel London West, and will run September 29 till October 1.

The announcement was made to exhibitors at Olympic Studios. Vernon Hamblin, show organiser, and Phil Hansen, representing Ash Communications, the show’s marketing partner, presented a review of the 2016 event. The 70- strong audience, packed into a cinema that now occupies part of the original studio complex, were invited to give their feedback on the first show.  The Indulgence Show was hailed as the first audio show for 10 years to be held in central London. 

Hamblin noted: “The response to the first Indulgence Show has been superb, with exhibitors and contributors praising it for its atmosphere, format, professional organisation and quality of visitor. We promised the industry a new event and the new audience it has been crying out for and we delivered. 2017 will see us build on this, with additional attractions and even more targeted publicity aimed at bringing high net worth individuals and families to the show to experience the incredible products our exhibitors make.”

Inside CI visited the show and was impressed by its scale and slickness. However exhibitors repeatedly told us they were disappointed by visitor numbers. An area the organisers are keen to address.

In 2017, the event will continue its ‘three shows in one’ format, with Audio London, Headroom and Pure Pleasure operating under the umbrella brand of The Indulgence Show. Each section will be further developed to build upon the 170 brands and 135 exhibitors who presented the latest in hi-fi at Audio London, portable audio at headroom, and lifestyle indulgences within Pure Pleasure.

Music will once again be a strong element of the show, with live music from several artists performing during the daytime opening hours and after hours at public concerts and the private exhibitor party. During 2016, The Marquee Club was relaunched as a live venue on the Friday night, the exhibitors were treated to a night of big band music from The Vince Dunn Orchestra and numerous other live bands, and string quartets and street buskers brought the halls and corridors alive to the sound of live music. The opportunity for visitors to try their own hand at music making, this year courtesy of Yamaha Music, will be back in 2017, with more brands lining up to participate in this popular element of the Pure Pleasure section of the event.

Already confirmed is a much larger exhibition of rare rock photographs from the world’s leading rock photographer, Ross Halfin. This will be expanded to include his priceless collection of original concert posters going right back to the early Isle of White Festivals. Chris Kimsey and Gary Langan, producers of some of the biggest albums every recorded, who were interviewed by Vernon Hamblin during the 2016 event, will return with other famous names from the world of music production. Additional seminars, of interest to the show’s audience, will be announced in the coming months.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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