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12 January 2012

Major New Exhibitors And Seminars Create High Expectations For PLASA Focus: Austin 2012

A flurry of new exhibitors and a wide-ranging seminar program are creating a buzz around this PLASA Focus: Austin 2012, organizers PLASA Events report.

Texas lighting guru Richard Cadena comments: "I have been overwhelmed by the wide range of reasons to visit PLASA Focus: Austin 2012. In addition to the world-class line-up of manufacturers and new products, the side-shows will undoubtedly make this a memorable first event for Texas."

While new audio, staging, lighting and AV products will top the show floor agenda, The Professional Development Program will see educational sessions from PLASA's partners in the event: The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, The Broadway Green Alliance, Austin City Limits Live, The Production Equipment Rental Group, and the Long Centre for the Performing Arts, among others.

Joining an already packed floor plan are a raft of new exhibitors, which include fog, haze, fire and pyro specialists Ultratec Special Effects; audio legends d&b audiotechnik; lighting accessories specialist City Theatrical; connectivity expert Link; staging, lighting and support systems manufacturers Tomcat, and distributors of stage, studio and event lighting, accessories and consumables, A.C Lighting.

Matthew Griffiths, CEO of PLASA, comments: "The response to the show has already been extraordinary. We hope this underlines the power of PLASA Events to bridge product and market sectors, connect people and deliver a comprehensive mix of business and networking opportunities in a way that no other event organizer can."

Entry to PLASA Focus: Austin 2012 is free: visitors must register via the website at www.plasafocus.com/austin. With 50+ exhibitors, two days of free sessions and free refreshments provided, there's no better place to be this February

For more information, please visit www.plasafocus.com/austin, contact Erick Pinnick at Erick.pinnick@plasa.org, 212-244-1505, ext. 722, Jackie Tien at jackie.tien@plasa.org,212-244-1505, ext. 716, or Frances Thompson at frances.thompson@plasa.org,865-298-0267.

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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