Organisers of this year's Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt are promising an expanded and restructured seminar programme with over 70 lectures to be presented at the International Fair of Technologies and Services for Entertainment, Integrated Systems and Creation.
“With modern professional development formats and a broader spectrum of subjects, we aim not only to offer technical expertise but also to generate new impulses and creative stimuli for the sector. Thus, more than ever before, Prolight + Sound will be the leading information platform for the entire event industry”, says show director Michael Biwer.
New this year is the Manufacturers’ Forum, at which companies will present the latest trends from the world of event and AV technology, illustrated by specific projects.
Presenting companies include ALC NetworX, AV Stumpfl, Barco Entertainment, d&b audiotechnik, DPA Microphones, ETC GmbH, Gerriets, Klippel, Lawo, Meyer Sound, Microtech Gefell, Osram and the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology.
Another innovation at Prolight + Sound is the Future Talents Day, to be held on 5 April. It is aimed at students and trainees in the technical field, who want to find out about career opportunities in the sector.
This year, the Prolight + Sound Conference has been restructured and split into two thematic tracks: Prolight + Sound Forum Basic and Prolight + Sound Forum Advanced.
Prolight + Sound Forum Basic will see Volker Ruf (satis&fy) explain planning and designing PA systems, Andrew Livine (Verband Deutscher Tonmeister – VDT) give practical tips on optimum miking and Thomas Giegerich (bright!) discuss practical aspects of AV technology and media servers.
The Prolight + Sound Forum Advanced will focus on training as part of the Future Talents Day. Following that the spotlight shifts to a broad spectrum of subjects including 3D audio, statics calculations and radio frequencies.
Finally, the Eventplaza Conference programme is now being held on all four days for the first time this year, with a focus on event safety and production.
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