Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance Debuts

Mar 13, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors

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The non-profit Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) makes it debut by veteran industry executive Paul Gallo. PAMA intends to be the collective voice and forum for the senior executives of more than 400 branded manufacturers of professional audio products.

PAMA's mission is to promote the growth and profitability of professional audio manufacturing, while providing a forum for issues, trends and innovations. It will also share and promote common goals and policy concerns.

According to PAMA executive director Paul Gallo, PAMA will achieve this through highly specific and targeted program elements, which include "defining and promoting the industry and the markets it serves while highlighting the contributions of the high-tech, value-added products the industry manufactures; executing and offering valuable benchmark research, compiling and disseminating market data, including legislative and legal news; sponsoring an executive-level annual retreat and summit, as well as alliance business meetings tied to existing events; monitoring current issues in the industry and reporting on external developments via a Web-based executive-level digest; lobbying to enhance relations with the financial and legal communities and the public sector; and serving as a conduit to other associations to provide input and support on standards, education and other industry initiatives."

Gallo said, "PAMA has been formed to speak for the executives of a unified professional audio industry. We will work with all existing associations to help make them and their shows more effective for the manufacturers that support them. PAMA will not host trade shows.

"I have been a member of the professional audio industry for most of my adult life, and I view the formation of this critically important, non-profit manufacturers alliance as essential in this challenging business climate," Gallo continued. "The industry needs its own voice, and PAMA will be that voice. It will provide a unified presence as the industry seeks new opportunities for future growth and profitability."

Charter regular membership will be offered to senior executives of professional audio manufacturers. Executives of companies affiliated with the pro audio industry can enroll their company as an associate member. PAMA will be based in New York City and retain Washington, D.C., legal representation.

For additional information, contact Paul Gallo at 212/696-1799 or via e-mail at pgallo@pamalliance.org.






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