13 DJ Gear Shows & Conferences To Watch Out For

Joey Santos | Read time: 2 mins
Club/Festival DJing Pro
Last updated 8 April, 2019


Learning new skills, growing your network, and staying in the loop with what’s happening in the world of DJing are crucial to success.

Going to DJ conferences lets you tick off all three of these because you’re practically surrounded by folk from the DJ and music industry, and you get to try out new equipment (sometimes way before it hits the market).

DJ shows are a fantastic way to broaden your knowledge about other music styles and cultures, especially since these shows happen in different parts of the world.

We’ve listed 13 of the most notable DJ shows and conferences below.

DJ Gear Shows & Conferences

Musikmesse2-5 April 2019 Frankfurt, Germany – Europe’s largest music gear show (though DJ representation has dwindled recently). Open to the public.

Midwest DJs Live28-30 April 2019 Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA – A networking event for US DJs with workshops and panels. Open to the public.

Superbooth9-11 May 2019 Berlin, Germany – A show that focuses on electronic music production, synthesisers and instrument makers. Open to the public.

International Music Summit22-24 May 2019 Ibiza, Spain – Conference packed with lively debates, panels, and talks from dance music luminaries. Open to the public.

The DJ Show29-30 June 2019 Newbury, UK – Gear show and conference for DJs and music producers with zones dedicated to DJing, lighting, PA systems, music production, and more. Open to the public.

Marquee Show8-10 July 2019 Chicago, USA – Networking event and conference for mobile and professional DJs as well as event photo booth owners. Open to the public.

DJ Expo12-15 August 2019 Atlantic City New Jersey, USA – One of the most popular DJ shows in the East Coast. Open to the public.

BPM Show5-6 October 2019 Birmingham, UK – A DJ-focused gear show and exhibition with halls for lighting, pro audio and sound system gear. Open to the public.

Amsterdam Dance Event16-20 October 2019 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Week-long summit featuring workshops, talks, gear demos and hundreds of parties. Open to the public.

NAMM Show – 16-19 January 2020 Anaheim California, USA – The world’s biggest gear show where a lot of new DJ and music production kit are debuted. It’s an industry trade show, but the last day is open to the public.

Mobile Beat Las Vegas16-19 March 2020 Las Vegas Nevada, USA – Focused more on the professional and marquee event DJ market. Open to the public.

DancefairMarch 2020 Utrecht, Netherlands – Conference aimed at DJ/producers and music production enthusiasts. Open to the public.

Miami Winter Music ConferenceMarch 2020 Miami Florida, USA – One of the longest running and most iconic music showcase conferences in the US. Open to the public.

Do you want to go to any of these shows? Have you attended any of these events? Which ones would you recommend? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments.

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