It’s almost time: from 19th to 22nd May, the HIGH END 2022 will be held in the exhibition grounds of the MOC Event Center in Munich, and finally reunite the international world of hi-fi experts and professionals after having to pause for two years. Over a four-day period, the event will bring together audio industry representatives in a central location where they can exchange ideas and experiences, network and establish new business connections. For the first time, this year’s event will feature two trade visitor days on which the entire trade show will focus on B2B business. At the weekend, the HIGH END 2022 will also be open to the general public, offering audiophiles and music lovers the opportunity to experience impressive listening experiences and exciting technical demonstrations too. Face to face again Up to 500 companies from around 40 different countries are expected to exhibit their products and innovations at the leading international audio trade show this year. The impressive number of bookings is on the same scale as the last HIGH END back in 2019 and underlines just how much the exhibitors have been looking forward to the relaunch of live industry events. People want to meet up ‘face to face’ again and can’t wait to finally experience products in person after being separated for so long. They haven’t just missed the business side of things but also, and in particular, the personal contact. The preparations for the HIGH END trade show are currently well underway. Dreischärf and his team have set themselves the target of meeting the exhibitors’ high expectations of the first HIGH END to be held after the unwanted break and ensuring that their participation is a huge success.Stefan Dreischärf, Managing Director of HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH. Combined B2B platform & audience event This year, the companies participating in the HIGH END 2022 are more determined than ever to use the opportunity offered by this showcase event – namely to present themselves to the world and continue their journey into a highly promising future in a variety of ways. The past two years have shown that trade shows play an essential role in driving and promoting business relations. Competition, customer acquisition, market research, innovation, inspiration, experiences and media attention will all be possible again at the leading trade show for the audio industry this year. To ensure maximum success, at this year’s HIGH END the opening day and also the Friday will be reserved to trade visitors – for the first time ever. The advantages of this concept are clear to see: customer meetings can take place without being pressed for time, and it will be easier to disperse the flow of visitors. In times in which pushing your way through jam-packed halls is more of a nightmare than ever before, the HIGH END 2022 is focusing on offering high quality and a manageable setting. Hi-fi fans and music lovers will, of course, also have the opportunity to further explore their passion on the two days on which the event is open to the general public. The highlights planned for this year’s event include the popular specialist talks and presentations in the HIGH END KOLLEG lecture series, at which industry experts share informative and entertaining insider knowledge on various topics in the audio world. In the demonstration rooms in the atriums and the sound cabins in the halls, listeners can look forward to excellent sound experiences and impressive product presentations. The portfolio of brands represented at the trade show not only includes globally known industry heavyweights but also features small independent companies and young start-ups. Be it streaming solutions, loudspeakers, amplifiers or turntables, the products showcased at the HIGH END 2022 cover the entire spectrum of the audio industry. This year’s event will also feature a Headphone Area in which visitors can examine and test products in a direct comparison. Facts & figures When?May 19 to 22, 2022Opening hours?Thursday + Friday – 10am to 6pm trade visitors onlySaturday – 10am to 6pmSunday – 10am to 4pmPlace to be?MOC München – Lillenhalallee 40, 80939 Munich (Germany) More information on High End Munich 2022.Visit the website of High End Society.