Munich High End 2015 Show sets the record

Once again, the HIGH END® made a splash as the world’s largest trade fair for the audio industry. For four days, Munich was once again the meeting place and global focus of the international audio industry. The attendance rose again, this time by 16% (20,637 visitors) compared to the previous year. The crowds gathered as usual at the gates, which is why this great increase can rightly be called spectacular.
Just as sensational was the international and diverse presence of the trade visitors who had travelled from every continent in the world. But this is easy to explain, because only the HIGH END fair in Munich offers such a comprehensive view of the entire industry, and all the real movers and shakers are guaranteed to be there.
More than 60 percent of the exhibitors in Munich this year came from abroad – an increase in the international presence of more than 2 percent. Of the 42 countries represented, Germany took first place, followed by the USA, the UK, Italy, Switzerland and France. As well as this, more exhibitors from Asia, and particularly China of course, came to Munich. Trade visitors from Germany and abroad came to find out about the latest technological trends. Almost two thirds of the trade visitors (66 percent) came from abroad, with 71 countries represented, most prominently the UK, Italy, Austria, China, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands.
This shows that the fair has developed internationally into an indispensable global marketplace. This means the HIGH END has continued to grow in international prestige and is now unquestionably the most important platform for both the domestic and international markets. The HIGH END attracted a lot of media attention: the trade press and daily newspapers, television and radio around the world reported on the topic of audio reproduction. A total of 504 journalists from 38 countries visited the fair. More than half of the journalists (53 percent) came from abroad.