China's The Loudspeaker Show to Connect Audio Companies with Qualified Loudspeaker Factories

The Loudspeaker Sourcing Show — an annual one-stop solution for loudspeaker brand buyers, engineers, and their decision-makers to meet directly with qualified loudspeaker factories under one roof — is set to return to the Nansha Grand Hotel Guangzhou in Guangzhou, China as a three-day industry-only event hosting more attendees and exhibitors than ever before between Oct. 16-18, 2018.

Sound is increasingly omnipresent in today’s global marketplace; making meaningful sound waves means someone, somewhere must be making informed decisions in the ever-widening world of loudspeakers, yet one of the biggest market challenges facing businesses dealing with loudspeakers in the audiophile, A/V, contractor, mobile, musical instrument, and professional audio industries is identifying actual qualified suppliers from supplier agents or potential competitors.

The Loudspeaker Sourcing Show, conceived and created by husband and wife team Philip Richardson — owner of the Trueanalog Strictly OEM factory in Guangzhou, China (established to serve the international high-end and mid-fi driver and system industries) — and Mandy Tseng —
daughter of the founder of Guangzhou, China-based T-yokes, top plates, and U-yokes specialist manufacturer Zeng Ben Industrial — to connect qualified speaker component manufacturers directly with businesses that need their services. Manufacturers are already vetted based on
their history of providing quality loudspeaker product solutions or related services, so only actual manufacturers are allowed to exhibit at the show — not third-party brokers. This eliminates the hassles of identifying actual manufacturers so that everything from development to
quality assurance can be easily and openly discussed at the show itself.

“Our goal is to greatly improve the communication and relationships between brands and suppliers,” says show host Philip Richardson. “This year will be the fourth annual
show, and each year the shows keep getting bigger and better with larger attendance and more of the world’s speaker brands realising its potential. Imagine sitting down for a quiet moment with the best suppliers of speaker components and systems across all of Asia.”

Some industry players who will be in attendance this year include: Southern California’s Sonance, inventors of the world’s first architectural speaker some 30 years ago (before
becoming one of the most recognised manufacturers in the architectural speaker and outdoor audio categories worldwide);
Intertechnik GmbH, a successful German manufacturer, seller, and distributor of electronic, audio, and hi-fi products; and Dr. Kurt Müller GmbH & Co. KG (DKM), a leading international supplier for acoustic parts to major loudspeaker companies with over 70 years experience.

On the flip side of that, exhibitors at The Loudspeaker Sourcing Show — this time including Vistron, a Southern China supplier of high-performance, high-value subwoofer and bookshelf plate amplifiers — are there to provide OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing)/ODM (Original Design Manufacturing) services for loudspeakers and related products and components. Moreover, manufacturers of every component utilised in the assembly of driver units, woofers, and tweeters will be exhibiting there, as will driver assembly houses and turnkey system factories. Furthermore, this year’s show will also be playing host to cabinet factories, amplifier factories, and test equipment manufacturers.

The Loudspeaker Sourcing Show sees manufacturers providing technical representation so that brand engineers and purchasing agents can identify the right manufacturer for their specific needs. The show itself is designed to create a level playing field for all industry sectors, serving up most — if not all — solutions necessary for brands to do business with suppliers by effectively eliminating all the ‘noise’
between brands and suppliers; so those with a vested interest in the widening world of loudspeakers will have the opportunity to talk directly to highly-skilled suppliers and established service industry companies, saving time finding the right suppliers for their brands in the process.

With shipping companies, packaging companies, legal advice, translators, and other service representatives all available at the show, it provides complete supply chain management solutions.

The Loudspeaker Sourcing Show has steadily increased in size and scope since its inauguration in 2015 as a multiple-day event attracting 384 attendees and 48 exhibitors representing 25 countries between them.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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