Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about AXPONA!  If we missed something that you would like to know, give us a call at 203-371-6322.

What are the hours for AXPONA?

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where does AXPONA take place?

The Westin O’Hare, 6100 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018.

What is included with my ticket?

Your ticket includes access to the exhibits including listening rooms, the Marketplace, Ear Gear Expo (EGX), as well as educational seminars, live music, special events. 

What is a Gold Pass?

The Gold Pass is the ultimate AXPONA experience. Your Gold Pass includes access to all three days of the AXPONA, a collector's badge, official AXPONA T-Shirt, an exclusive reception on Saturday and access to our Gold Members' Lounge – where you can pick up your badge, enjoy snacks and refreshments,  take a break from the busy show and check your coat.

How do I get to AXPONA?

Whether you are arriving by train, plane or automobile, a full set of directions is available at

Is there parking available?

There is parking at the Westin’s main and lot and overflow lot for a discounted rate of $10/day for AXPONA attendees and exhibitors.

I have arrived at the Westin, what do I do now?

The first thing you need to do is go to registration and get your wrist band which will give you access to all that AXPONA has to offer! Then, pick up a copy of the event guide which will help you plan your time at the show.

Where can I find the exhibitors hi-fi listening rooms?

There are exhibitor listening rooms on the Lower Level, Lobby Level, 2nd Floor, Third Floor, Fourth Floor, Fifth Floor, Sixth Floor and  Twelfth Floor.

Do I need an appointment to go into the listening rooms?

No, during show hours you can visit with any of the exhibitors in the listening rooms.

What if a door is closed to a listening room?

As long as you are visiting during show hours and you knock and the exhibitor will let you in.

Will there be live music performances?

Yes!  There will be concerts open to all attendees on Friday and Saturday late afternoon and night. Check back for announcements!

How much does it cost to attend?

Tickets vary in price.  Check out our Buy Tickets page for a complete list.

How do I know which dealers, manufacturers and brands will be at the show?

Prior to the show you can view the exhibitor list on our website. While you are at the show the event guide that has an exhibitor index as well as exhibitor profiles. Event guides can be picked up at registration.

How will I know where each dealer, manufacturer and brand is located at the show?

The exhibitor list on our website shows the locations and the event guide will have the locations on the index page and in the exhibitor profiles.  

Are there places to eat at the Westin?

The Westin has a restaurant called The Benchmark and a Starbucks. AXPONA will also have the Cafe set up on the Lobby level near the Marketplace with grab-n-go options. The grab-n-go will include cold sandwiches and wraps and hot food items like pizza, chicken fingers and hot dogs.