Offenbach conference first post-Covid event since Berlin in May 2019

Offenbach, Germany — A who’s who of Europe’s leading vinyl manufacturing experts will descend on 1-2 September at The Capitol, the majestic theater outside of Frankfurt, for the Making Vinyl Europe / Physical Media World Conference.

The B2B event in English will be followed by the well-known “Riviera Festival Offenbach, “separately in German a consumer-facing “Pop and Club Culture and music festival that runs through Sunday, appealing to musicians and the performance venues that cater to them and their patrons.

The vinyl and physical media conference organizers last mounted such a program in Berlin in May 2019. They were halted from doing another because of the pandemic, which has not stopped industry growth.

The first-day Making Vinyl program kicks off at 10 am on Thursday, 1 Sept, with a panel discussion represented by leading players across the value chain on how the industry is meeting tremendous consumer demand amid considerable supply chain raw material shortages and price hikes.

The session promises to provide the latest information on pressing capacity expansions by existing pressing plants and recently operational facilities across the continent, as evidenced by Making Vinyl’s map of pressing plants (below).

Most of these facilities did not exist five years ago.

Speakers representing Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Israel, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Slovakia, Poland, The Netherlands, Ireland, and the UK will trade notes on technological innovations to make the record manufacturing process more efficient and sustainable, as well as the recent unexpected uptick in compact disc demand.

The Making Vinyl conference program also delivers several contrarian viewpoints on whether rosy forecasts for vinyl have hit a breaking point.

A welcoming reception kicks off the Making Vinyl Europe / Physical Media World Conference on Wednesday, 31 August, at 7 pm.

Participation in the Riviera music conference and festival is included in the entrance ticket for the “Making Vinyl Europe & Physical Media World Conference,” presented by the Media-Tech Association and US-based Colonial Purchasing Cooperative.

More information and registration available at

Conference & Sponsorship information:
Bryan Ekus, Sponsorships,   +1 407-733-1901, [email protected]
Larry Jaffee, Conference,      +1 917-291-2488, [email protected]