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Ten Ways to Make Your DJ Expo a Rewarding Experience That You Can Take to the Bank

DJ Times and Testa Communications will produce DJ Expo at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. As it celebrates its 25th year, the Expo will present 30 industry seminars, more than 100 exhibitors and various sponsored events each evening. More than 5,000 jocks attend and each year they return to their markets richer for the experience.

Although he won’t be attending his first DJ Expo until this August, Seattle mobile DJ Adam Tiegs has gone to many other trade shows over the years—from the NACE Experience to Wedding MBA and others—and says he’s gained a lot from attending those industry-related events.

“Whether it’s chatting with manufacturers about new products or ideas,” says the owner of Adam’s DJ Service, “Or sharing stories and experiences with other DJs, absorbing knowledge in the classrooms, or at a pool, those are all great things about tradeshows—not to mention the parties at night and good times, and all the memories I’ve had with all the DJ brethren.”

Are you a DJ Expo Ninja? Which of us DJs have had our businesses forever changed by the DJ Expo in Atlantic City?

Adam Weitz of A Sharp Production in Huntingdon, Pa., says that, although he’s not a DJ Expo Ninja, he is indeed a “DJ Expo Yoda.”

“I may not be the sexiest beast,” he says, “and I may not win the battle when it comes to mixing or scratching, and I certainly may not be the individual that has more muscles in his chest than the next person, but what I can do is offer any newcomer—or someone who has only been here for a few years—is the best in business advice.”

We spoke to DJ vets and a trade-show coordinator (Weitz’s aunt, incidentally) and came up with the following ways to maximize your time at the DJ Expo:

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