The trade association reports a “marked increase in the number of pro audio companies committing to stands”. Electro-Voice is exhibiting again after a one-year absence, while Nexo, Adam Hall, Roland, Sennheiser and POLARaudio are among the companies taking extra space in 2010.
Explaining the decision to return to the PLASA Show, Shuttlesound sales director Sean Maxwell commented: “It’s fantastic to be returning to the PLASA Show, a major international event where we see a huge number of our distributors, dealers and end users. With EV being such a high profile brand and the PLASA Show being widely respected as an important exhibition for both the UK and European markets, it is the ideal platform to launch exciting new EV products for both the UK and international markets. It’s also highly encouraging for the market as a whole to see so many other major pro-audio brands already committed.”
Considering Adam Hall’s decision to expand its space, general manager Andrew Richardson remarked: “Last year we had a steady stream of new and existing customers to our stand from across Europe, which started from show opening to near show closing. This has enabled us to further our client base and penetrate new markets. We’re looking forward to another successful show.”
PLASA Events has also revealed that it is working in collaboration with InfoComm International to produce a dedicated stream of fixed install, integrated systems and AV sector-specific seminars for PLASA 2010.
Nicola Rowland, PLASA’s director of events, commented: “To be 75% sold out at this stage is fantastic news and underlines the strength of the show as an international showcase for new product launches. Our visitor pre-registration figure also reflects this and is well ahead of this point in 2009 – setting us up for a extremely busy and successful event this September.”
PLASA 2010 takes place at London’s Earls Court from 12-15 September.
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