Seventeen leading professional audio manufacturers have signed on tobecome Charter Members of the Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance(PAMA); members include AKG Acoustics, Altec-Lansing, Audio Technica,Calpine, DiGiCo, Dolby Labs, Group One, Harman Pro Group, KlotzDigital, Meyer Sound, Neutrik, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Tascam, Telexand Yamaha.
PAMA will host its first business meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2003,in Orlando, Fla. The meeting will include an agenda that addresses anumber of business and organizational issues, and will includepresentations by industry trade associations, the alliance'sWashington, D.C.-based legal counsel and an outside consultant whospecializes in developing marketing intelligence for businesscommunities.
"I fully expect that we will come away from our first meeting with alist of short- and long-term objectives that can be immediately actedupon," PAMA's executive director Paul Gallo said. "We will also havenominated and approved our initial Board of Directors. From there, wecan go forward to serve the needs of a professional audio manufacturingcommunity that is navigating its way through a period of unprecedentedchallenge and change. We will work to identify and commercialize allopportunities for future industry growth and market expansion."
Companies interested in joining or learning more about PAMA and itsmission can contact Paul Gallo at 212/696-1799.