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The new Austrian hi-fi trade show proves huge success with visitors and exhibitors


The first FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna, which took place at the Austria Center Vienna on November 18 and 19, 2023, proved to be an outstanding event with a fantastic atmosphere. Approximately 4,000 visitors attended the trade show held in the city on the river Danube last Saturday and Sunday and were treated to excellent sound and top-quality audio technology. Sixty-six companies from Austria, Germany and neighbouring countries had signed up for the event – far exceeding the organiser’s expectations. At the FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna, which took place in an exhibition area covering more than 3,000sqm, manufacturers, distributors and dealers showcased a broad spectrum of products featuring 280 different brands. After this fantastic premiere, it is clear that the global musical capital has now welcomed another highlight for music lovers. And given that the event was such a success, the new Austria hi-fi trade show is sure to be repeated next year.

The optimal event conditions impressed exhibitors

This was confirmed by Stefan Dreischärf, Managing Director of the event organiser, the company HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH, who was extremely pleased with the outcome of the event, stating: “We are overwhelmed by the positive response to the premiere of the FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna. The success of the event shows that a new hi-fi trade show in Austria meets the needs of both the industry and consumers – and it was certainly time for a fresh start.” The extremely positive feedback received from all those involved in the event confirms the summary made by the man behind the event. The organiser received a great deal of praise from exhibitors for its careful planning and professional organisation, which helped to make their participation in the trade show a resounding success. The exhibitors were also delighted with the ideal setting provided by the Austria Center Vienna. Over the past few years, the building has undergone extensive renovation work and has been fitted with state-of-the-art technology. It also boasts a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, spacious areas, airy rooms, reliable logistics and excellent transport connections.

Positive feedback for a successful trade show premiere

Both the organiser and exhibitors were met with an enthusiastic response from visitors to the event, who had clearly been waiting for a new hi-fi trade show for quite some time. In fact, the first curious guests were already spotted at the Austria Center Vienna a whole hour before the FINEST AUDIO SHOW officially began. The flow of visitors making the most of free admission continued throughout the entire day and resulted in jam-packed exhibitor rooms, which also welcomed crowds of music lovers and technology fans on the Sunday of the event. The trade show finally offered music aficionados the opportunity to experience innovative audio products on site and in person again and to chat directly with exhibitors. The live demonstrations of loudspeakers, amplifiers, streaming devices and all-in-one solutions also provided them with a comprehensive insight into the latest trends in the audio industry. Visitors to the event were fascinated by its top-quality music demonstrations and balanced selection of brands, so much so that they took their time to explore every area of the venue. Both of the floors used to host the hi-fi trade show offered plenty of space, which allowed visitors to be dispersed evenly throughout the entire exhibition area. The event also welcomed another particularly positive development: In addition to the mostly male hi-fi enthusiasts and audiophiles, many couples and families with children attended the show too.

To sum it up:

The FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna was a complete success across the board and for everyone involved. The extremely satisfied exhibitors, enthusiastic audience and happy event organiser all agree that the FINEST AUDIO SHOW Vienna simply has to be repeated next year.

The organizer:

The company HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH was founded by the HIGH END SOCIETY to manage its operational activities in 1995 and continues to do so in the present day. The company implements all of the association’s business projects. This includes in particular the planning, organization and implementation of trade fairs, exhibitions, sales events, conferences and specialist lectures.


With the FINEST AUDIO SHOW, we are welcoming a new highlight to our portfolio of hi-fi shows designed to especially appeal to everyone who loves music and wants to listen to it in authentic quality within their own four walls. At our trade shows, leading exhibitors showcase everything that makes high-end music reproduction possible: be it intelligent streaming solutions, state-of-the-art turntables, traditional tube amplifiers, high-quality headphones or proven two-channel technology, the products showcased make every audiophile's heart beat faster. The FINEST AUDIO SHOW is all about a passion for excellent listening pleasure at its peak, with which we seek to delight a wide audience of visitors.

Facts & Figures


November 18 and 18, 2023

66 Exhibitors from 10 countries

280 Brands

3,000 sqm show venue

more than 4,000 Visitors on two days:

more than 40 Media representatives


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42119 Wuppertal
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Press Contact:
Claudia Kazner
Press and Public Relations

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