Making Vinyl Europe 2023
Business Conference - International vinyl industry experts provide the latest information about manufacturing, creative packaging, environmentally friendly materials, distribution, and new business opportunities, including keynotes, discussion panels, networking events, and a record factory tour.
Unprecedented industry insights
Following its US success in early June 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Making Vinyl returns to Europe in Haarlem, the Netherlands, with a program tailored to the latest developments in vinyl record production. The B2B conference kicks off the business portion of the larger Haarlem Vinyl Festival, celebrating all things vinyl with a lifestyle consumer focus on the most improbable comeback of the 21st century. Activities include a record fair, DJs, listening parties, and live performances in and around the majestic PHIL concert venue, near the international hub of Amsterdam.
See the full Program.
Making Vinyl Europe starts on Wednesday evening (27th) with a Meet & Greet networking event, continues the next two days day with two tracks of general and more technical sessions, as well as a tour of Record Industry, one of Europe’s largest pressing plants. An opening panel features leading Dutch professionals, representing various sectors of the host country’s vinyl value chain, including manufacturing services, raw materials suppliers, as well as retail and distribution.
Leading vinyl business experts from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as far as New Zealand, will share knowledge and innovation on such hot topics, as sustainability, quality control, what recent European pressing plants learned in setting up their operations, and maximizing productivity in a rapidly expanding industry.
The latest statistics on the size of the vinyl market will be provided by the international music organization IFPI – presenting at Making Vinyl for the first time – and the research firm Futuresource, as well as Record Store Day Netherlands.
A panel discussion titled “Thank You Taylor Swift!” promises to illuminate how Gen Z and millennials have embraced vinyl for their listening pleasure despite the ubiquity of music readily available on their mobile phones, thus promising a bright future for the industry.
Another session from leading sound engineers will correct misconceptions about why immersive Atmos sound mixes cannot technically end up on a vinyl record. At the same time, another will offer playback trends as seen from leading turntable cartridge provider Audio-Technica.
While the conference program is designed to provide attendees with valuable knowledge and actionable insights, as always, Making Vinyl offers unprecedented networking opportunities during session breaks for suppliers to meet their record-label customers.
(Please note that the Making Vinyl Europe conference will be spoken in the English. language. Attendance for the following Haarlem Vinyl Festival requires separate tickets purchased from: https://www.haarlemvinylfestival.com/tickets)
Dates and times
|Thursday 28 September||09:00 - 18:00|
|Friday 29 September||09:00 - 13:00|
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