PLASA London 2013 will feature more than 30 companies that did not exhibit in 2012, including Pioneer, Samsung and Sony, while many existing exhibitors – including Shure, Martin Audio, Roland, SSE Audio and Harman – have taken bigger stand space than last year. To date over 85% of stand space has been sold; an increase on previous years at this time. Alex Barrand, audio specialist at Pioneer, said: “We are returning to PLASA after a few years' hiatus as it is the ideal platform from which to launch our new professional audio business. We’re also delighted to present the first public showcase of our club speakers at PLASA.” Pioneer will demonstrate its new speakers (pictured) in PLASA London’s new AudioLab pro-audio arena, theatre and interactive lab. Show manager Jennie Barratt commented: “PLASA London delivers an attractive proposition to exhibitors, with over 12,000 high quality visitors who are eager to see the latest technology and are in a position of purchasing influence. We are pleased to welcome both new and returning exhibitors, from the industry giants to smaller yet innovative brands, many of whom have new products to present during the show.” PLASA London takes place at the ExCeL Centre, London from 6–9 October 2013. www.plasashow.com
ABTT 2013 sets stage for 50% exhibitor increase
“We’ve responded to positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors and expanded into the lower hall to provide more space for stands and to improve visitor circulation,” says the ABTT Theatre Show administrator. The new layout also creates interlinked halls to provide visitors with a circular route around the whole show.