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15 December 2011

Announcing the Launch of PLASA Focus: Leeds 2012

The fourth annual PLASA Focus: Leeds event launches today with a brand new website and a sold out floor-plan. The leading event for audio, video, lighting and staging technology in the north of England will be held on 17-18 April 2012, at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

Long-standing exhibitors such as White Light, Martin Audio, Martin Professional, J&C Joel, Shure, Avolites, Stage Electrics, Robe, Sennheiser, Hawthorn Theatrical and Clay Paky have been joined by a raft of new exhibitors, including Bose, d&b audiotechnik, LSC Lighting Systems, Midas, Topdeck Stage Systems, Pete Smith Inspections, JoeCo, Amber Sound, Audio Logic, English Braids, Experience Lighting, Isophase Audio, The Lectern Company, Showtex, Smoke Factory, CLD Distribution, ADB, Wirelessled.co.uk and Total Solutions.

Packed aisles and major UK product debuts have firmly established PLASA Focus as an unmissable industry event for the north of England, and this year organiser PLASA Events is promising more new products and more opportunities for professional development. In total, 130 brands will exhibit across two halls and details of a new two-day Professional Development Programme, which is free to attend, are set to be announced in early 2012.

Events Manager Sophie Atkinson comments, "Last year's highlights included the art of mixing a show with renowned sound engineer Dave Swallow, and the story behind the renovation of the RSC's theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. Next year we'll be bringing you some of the region's most exciting projects, presented by some of the industry's most talented people. Watch this space".

Two thousand members of the North's renowned entertainment technology community are expected to attend the event in April. The usual friendly and informal format will remain, with plenty of opportunity to meet new people and network over the famous PLASA Focus free lunch. Register for free now to receive big announcements in the weeks ahead. Exhibitors wishing to take part can join a short waiting list by contacting David Westbrooke at PLASA Events.

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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