Networking Lounge
2. – 5. April 2019 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration


In the new Networking Area in Hall 4.1, you will find the optimum location for business discussions in a peaceful atmosphere. With an elaborate lounge, lecture stages and catering areas, it offers a modern encounter setting for decision makers on both the exhibitor and visitor sides.

The three open-plan lecture stages in the heart of the area are an integral part of the new Networking Area and are ideal for listening, relaxing or playing an active role in the workshops.

Speakers’ Podium

The biggest lecture area is perfect for keynote lectures, panel discussions, sector-oriented subjects from the fields of politics and business, awards ceremonies and special evening events.

Speakers’ Corner

The centre stage in the lecture area has room for smaller panel discussions, interesting lectures and trade-association networking events.

Speakers’ Desk

The place for workshops and seminars with smaller participant numbers. A collaborative feeling and the close proximity to speakers ensure a perfect working atmosphere.

Patrick Woodroffe

Keynote Speech by Patrick Woodroffe powered by Lightpower

Wednesday, 3.4.19, 12 noon - 1 p.m., Speakers´ Podium   

The Politics of Failure
In his lecture Patrick Woodroffe will dig deep into The Politics of Failure. He will explain how he has faced failure in his career and how he survived the consequences. And why it is that we all fear failure more than we celebrate success. This is a talk full of stories about the misses and near misses in Patrick’s long and illustrious career!

Woodroffe began his career in lighting in the mid Seventies and over forty years has lit and directed productions for many artists including ABBA, Bob Dylan, The Police, Take That and many more. In 2012 Woodroffe lit the opening and closing ceremonies for the London Olympic Games. In 2013 he was made a Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA and he was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to the arts.

Daniel Sebastian Knöll, Geschäftsführer von SOMM – Society Of Music Merchants e.V.

Interview with Daniel Sebastian Knöll, Managing Director of SOMM – Society Of Music Merchants e.V.

There are a number of novelties, changes in the concept and in the programme. SOMM Managing Director Daniel Knöll is convinced that the course taken by the sister fairs Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse is right.

To the interview

European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards


The EMIDA – European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards are bestowed within the frameworks of the Musikmesse to the best specialized music retailers from Europe. In a total of four categories, international companies from the musical instrument sector are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements with an award and € 15,000 prize money. The ceremony will take place during the Musikmesse Executive Night on Tuesday (2 April 2019).

More about EMIDA

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