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New Trainee Day to lead student-friendly approach for PL+S 2016

Messe Frankfurt promises "an attractive programme with lectures, guided tours and other interesting activities" for pro-audio neophytes

Messe Frankfurt is targeting novice audio engineers and school and university students with next year’s Prolight + Sound show, planning “an attractive programme with lectures, guided tours and other interesting activities” as part of its first ‘Trainee Day’ initiative.

“We want to give companies the chance to introduce themselves to enthusiastic young professionals and make personal contacts,” explains Prolight + Sound director Michael Biwer. “At the same time, newcomers to the sector can gain an overview of training scenarios and career opportunities in the individual companies and increase their knowledge of the event industry.”

Trainee Day’s matchmaking sessions will bring companies and educational institutes together with suitable candidates, says Biwer, while on the same day speakers from the Prolight + Sound and Eventplaza Conferences will focus on solutions for helping young professionals working in the live events sector.

Prolight + Sound 2016 will offer reduced admission prices to trainees and university/vocational school students and groups of 25 or more people, with a limited supply of free tickets for students only available from

Trainee Day is part of a new-look PL+S/Musikmesse 2016 that will see a switch of halls and the latter opening its doors to consumers daily. Prolight + Sound will move from its existing home in halls 8 and 9 to the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from next year, where it will occupy halls 1, 3, 4 and 5, the Congress Centre and outdoor exhibition areas. Musikmesse will take its place in halls 8, 9 and 11.