28 May 2009
200 head to London for PLASA AGM & Members Lunch
Over 200 members of PLASA, together with representatives from organisations across the industry, will be heading to London next week for PLASA's AGM and Members Lunch, which takes place on Tuesday 2 June at London's newest concert hall - Kings Place.
In a business climate where there is much uncertainty, the event is a really good opportunity for the theatre, production and live events communities to come together to discuss the economic landscape and to share solutions for tackling the issues faced by the sector.
In addition to the late morning AGM, the day will also feature unique access to the backstage technical areas of Kings Place in a series of tours hosted by consultants Arup and the venue's technical team.
The Members Lunch will feature Ken Livingstone as its guest speaker, one of the most formidable figures operating in UK politics today.
Livingstone led the Greater London Council from 1981 and on its abolishment went on to become an MP for the Labour Party. In 1999, after choosing to stand as an independent candidate for Mayor, he was promptly expelled from the Labour party, but went on to become the first modern elected Mayor of London anyway. In 2008 he was prevented from securing a further term by Conservative Party candidate Boris Johnson.
As a thorn in the side of governments of all persuasions, Ken will be reflecting on his lengthy career in politics and his share of the media spotlight.
Notes to Editors:
PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.
PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.