The management of this year's Hi-Fi '99, The Home Theater & Specialty Audio Show, will change the name of next year's event to Home Entertainment 2000 to attract a larger proportion of video and home theater exhibitors.
The events division of Petersen Publishing said it nonetheless wants Home Entertainment 2000 to remain a strong venue for pure-audio exhibitors. The show is planned for June 14-18 in Rye Brook, N.Y., just outside New York City.
Petersen said the show would remain the largest of its consumer electronics events. The company plans a Home Entertainment Expo during October in Newport Beach, Calif., and another in March in Universal City, Calif., but pure audio is intended to have a larger presence at the Home Entertainment 2000 show, whose trade days and trade seminars will again be sponsored by The Academy Advancing High Performance Audio & Video.
Last year, Petersen purchased Stereophile magazine, which organized the Hi-Fi shows, and CurtCo's home theater magazines and affiliated consumer show, Home Theater Magazine's Expo and Sale.