SBN EXPO Group Turns The Trade On in 2015
SBN EXPO Group, LLC, producer of the annual Spring Break Nationals Car Audio Expo and Soundoff, has announced that it is evolving the 28-year-old mobile electronics event in 2015 to meet the present-day needs of the industry by hosting both the Spring Break Nationals consumer/trade event and in.car.EXPO, a trade-only event. The events’ dates will span March 20-23 and they will be held at the Ocean Center Arena in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The 29th Annual Spring Break Nationals opens as a one-day Consumer Expo on Saturday, March 21. The Arena will feature a trade show floor with manufacturer and dealer exhibits and displays, and there will be a seminar area set up on the show floor for brands to speak directly to consumers in 15-to-30-minute mini seminars. The louder SPL demonstrations and soundoff competitions will be held in their own exhibit hall along with a custom car show, main stage with emcee and the traditional sideshows.
The in.car.EXPO, on Sunday, March 22 at the Ocean Center, is being positioned by the group as the East Coast’s mobile electronics trade show. “Over the years, spectator attendance peaked Saturdays, so why not channel that exposure to Saturday and dedicate Sunday to the trade? The increase in dealer and distributor participation last year and the state of industry leads me to establish Sunday as a trade-only day,” event founder Paul Papadeas said.