The 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest:That's a Wrap
With a fanfare at 4pm, Sunday October 14, in the Denver Tech Center Marriott's Atrium, the Denver Broncos Half-Time Band, courtesy of Kimber Kable's Ray Kimber, brought the Show to a close. According to Show organizer Marjorie Baumert, "We had about 150 more exhibitors (according to the badges), about 3600 attendee days (approximately 100 more than last year). We had 1295 attendees pre-register and that was an all-time record (last year was 1100).
"We had the same number of exhibitors in the main rooms but CANJAM added a few more this year. Approximately 431 companies were represented. I did a precursory look at the stats for attendance and we had the same amount of countries as last year30and 47 out of 50 states (no AL, RI, or WV). The countries represented were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UK. Unbelievable!!"
Indeed it was. RMAF 2012 was one of the most upbeat shows I have attended since my very first in 1969. My thanks to: Marjorie and her staff for their hospitality and help; Art Dudley, Stephen Mejias, and Jason Victor Serinus for writing up a storm on our website; to Roy Gregory for organizing the seminar room; and to all the exhibitors and attendees who made the Show such fun. See you all in 2013. Happy Listening!