BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (12.06.11)- IASCA’s Director of Worldwide Operations, Moe Sabourin, recently traveled from Daytona Beach to Bogota, Colombia to take part in the 16th Annual IASCA Latinoamerica Finals. The Latinoamerica Finals encompass all IASCA countries in South America, held this year on November 17th through 20th.
“All across South America there is a strong interest in car audio. The IASCA Latinoamerica Finals is the premier event and draws competitors from virtually every country on the continent. I’ve been invited to attend this event since 2003 and always look forward to going. The passion of the competitors and the support of industry in South America take me back to the heydays of IASCA competition.” Sabourin commented to 12voltnews.com.
The 2011 IASCA Latinoamerica Finals has been held every year at the Bogota Corferias, which is the main convention/conference center in Bogota, however this year due to scheduling conflicts, the event was moved to the center’s 5 story parking garage, which turned out be an ideal venue for the festivities. “Each level of the garage is about 80,000 square feet and the layout actually worked out very well; manufacturer expos were on the main level, the second level was set up for the IASCA Latinoamerica “SPL Open Show” format competition and the 3rd level for IdBL competition and competitor staging.
An area directly adjacent to the parking garage was set up for IASCA Sound Quality competition judging with 20,000 square feet of tents” Sabourin added “I must also commend Javier Pardo, President of IASCA Latinoamerica and Eduardo Tascon, Director for IASCA Colombia, for their efforts in putting on this event each year. These gentlemen are true professionals and know the value of a quality event; they don’t overlook any detail when it comes to competition and entertaining the spectators.”
Other entertaining activities at the event included a DJ competition, BMX stunt bike exhibition, an “Installer Challenge” type competition and the always exciting “Chicas Car Audio” show.
Manufacturers exhibiting at the IASCA Latinoamerica Finals included, Pioneer, Soundstream, Kicker, Kenwood, Boss Audio, MTX, Powerbass, Rockford Fosgate, Optima Battery and DLS. Non endemic exhibitors included Meguiar’s Car Care products and Toyota also had a presence at the event.
Sabourin is finding travel to Bogota easier these days via Jet Blue; there is a direct 4 1/2 flight from Orlando to Bogota. “I travel a number of times a year to South America; IASCA Latinoamerica has more than 20 events a year in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina, and I’m invited to attend many times. Bogota is a main airport hub and having a direct flight there saves travel time, which is a big plus.”
For more information on the IASCA Latinoamerica Finals, visit www.iascalatinoamerica.com or www.sonidocolombia.com. For more information on IASCA, visit www.iasca.com or contact Moe Sabourin at firstname.lastname@example.org.