UK: The APRS and UK Trade & Investment want to hear from new UK product innovators and manufacturers, reports PSN-e. The Association of Professional Recording Services and the international trade organisation UK Trade & Investment (which is headed up by Lord Digby Jones and Andrew Cahn) are inviting emerging innovators with prototype products and young manufacturing companies interested in exporting to the USA to apply for support in attending this October's AES Convention.
A small number of UKTI assistance packages are available through the APRS to assist new exporters wishing to explore the world's largest pro-audio market. Questions about eligibility for grants should be addressed to Colin Holdsworth (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 020 8866 6230).
"We are establishing a UK Innovators area around our hospitality booth so that a number of new product manufacturers can dip a toe into the exciting world of exporting to the USA," explained Peter Filleul, executive director of APRS, pictured here to the right of Nick Dimes, Wes Maebe, Malcolm Atkin, Francesca Smith, Geoff Emerick and Gil Limor. "We have special rates for a few companies - on a first come, first served basis - that could make the trip to San Francisco very cost-effective."
In conjunction with SPARS, The Recording Academy (NARAS) P&E wing and San Francisco Chapter, the APRS is also planning to host a reception in San Francisco that will bring together UK exhibitors with studio owners, producers and engineers. The event will be held at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios on October 4th from 6-8pm. Any exhibitors or visitors from the UK wishing to attend are requested to contact Francesca Smith at the APRS office (email: email@example.com; tel: 01803 868600).