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8 February 2011

30% Increase in Visitor Registrations for PLASA 2011

Over 6500 visitors have confirmed their attendance at London's entertainment and installation technology trade show, one month after registration opened on January 1 2011. The unprecedented surge in visitor registrations represents a 30% increase on the same period in 2010.

Organisers PLASA Events put the increase down to the quality of the products launched at the event with Events Manager Sophie Atkinson commenting: "The PLASA Show is a favourite place for companies to launch ground breaking innovations to an international market. There's a real opportunity for companies to make a big splash and our exhibitors are taking full advantage of that."

She added: "The past few years at the PLASA Show have seen the industry's standout audio, lighting, video and stage technology products receive their international débuts. From the high profile mixing console launches of 2008 and 2009 to the advance of ever more sophisticated line array technology, networking protocols and signal processing in audio, PLASA has witnessed some impressive firsts. In lighting, we've seen the ongoing convergence of lighting and video, new-generation lighting consoles and the latest fixtures and modular LED set elements. From the world's first LED screens to the newest in lightweight mesh-style tourable displays, PLASA is the place to see it."

The high interest in attending has been matched by an increase in stand bookings ensuring that the PLASA Show remains the place where event and installation technologies come together, serving every professional end user in every setting, from small theatres, to retail environments to the grandest arena shows: "And that's the secret of The PLASA Show," adds Atkinson: "it gives people a chance to see what's going on in every sector surrounding their own: they share expertise, get ideas and formulate best practice. It's what all great exhibitions are about."

To register for PLASA 2011 please visit www.plasashow.com

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.

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