UK/GERMANY: The organisation has teamed up with a UK government body to offer a discounted booth rate, writes David Davies. Thanks to what is described as a "unique relationship" between the APRS, the AES and UKTI - the branch of the UK government responsible for supporting exports - UK exhibitors will have the opportunity to take up a discounted booth rate in an APRS/UKTI Village area.
All exhibitors taking space under this scheme will benefit from around a 10% discount (dependent upon exchange rates) on a fully fitted booth. The AES/UKTI area will also feature a free hospitality suite, while up to 10 full grants will be available to both new exporting companies and more established manufacturers.
Peter Filleul, executive director of the APRS, commented: ""In the past only three grants were available for the lifetime of a company but an extra chance is now being offered for those wishing to reinforce their presence in this very technological and fast-changing sector. We are also planning a special reception to which UK exhibitors can invite their customers and meet the leading players in the European professional audio community."
UK companies keen to find out more about the scheme are invited to contact Colin Holdsworth on +44 (0)208 866 6230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking place in Munich after last year's soujourn to Amsterdam, the 2009 AES Europe Convention is scheduled to take place from May 8-10 (exhibition) and May 7-10 (technical programme).