Just three months after Greg Topalian, former senior vice president at Reed Exhibitions and founder of New York Comic Con, and Business Journals Inc. formed a partnership to launch a new venture together they teamed up with another partner for their first outing, JD Events, on Audio Expo North America.
Founded in 2009 by Stephen Davis, AXPONA has quickly become the premier event for audiophiles and music lovers. JDE acquired the show in 2013 with an eye to grow the event even more.
The new partnership with Leftfield Media further accelerates the growth plans for this consumer event franchise.
Together, the LeftField Media and JDE staffs have several years of combined trade show, conference and publishing experience.
LeftField Media will be developing strategy and advising on the content development, marketing and community building initiatives of AXPONA, while JDE will be heading up sales, operations and overall show management duties.
“In the less than four months that LeftField Media has been in operation, it’s great to already have our first deal under our belt,” said Greg Topalian, who is president of LeftField Media and founded the company in September.
He added, “I am thrilled to be partnering with JDE who has such a well established reputation for acquiring, innovating and launching new events. This arrangement with AXPONA is a perfect fit. I am excited to tap into the intense energy fueled by the audio and music fan and I want to help create an experience that takes AXPONA to the next level.”
Joel Davis, Founder and CEO of JD Events said, “I am delighted to be partnering with LeftField Media to help take AXPONA to new heights. This is a unique combination of talent and understanding of the marketplace. We will continue to develop sales and operations while Greg will bring his expertise in content and marketing, in order to grow the Axpona audience well beyond anything we could have achieved on our own. No one has a more prolific track record of creating live events that are rich in experience than Greg and his LeftField team.”
AXPONA is the largest consumer showcase of audio manufacturers and retailers assembled in one venue.
It is an immersive experience for audiophiles and music lovers and its mission is consistent with LeftField Media’s vision to focus on passionate communities and to create unique experiences for fans, attendees and exhibitors, according to its founders.
- Industry News