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23 August 2013

New Exhibitors at PLASA Focus: Austin 2013

New York, NY - PLASA Focus: Austin 2013 looks set to be bigger and better than ever with over 50 exhibitors confirmed and organizers PLASA Events reporting a 25% increase in visitor registrations over the debut PLASA Focus: Austin event, of February 2012. This year's show is taking place at a new venue, the Palmer Events Center, just 20 minutes from Austin Airport, on September 10-11, 2013.

The latest exhibitors to sign up include Aeson Event Technologies, Apollo, Drape Kings, Intelligent Lighting Services, SECOA, SHS Global and Texas Motion Picture Alliance. They will share the show floor with other industry leaders including A.C.T Lighting, Avolites, CAST Software, Chauvet Lighting, Clay Paky, d&b audiotechnik, DiGiCo, Elation, Link, Martin Professional, Robe Lighting, Rosco, TMB and Tomcat.

On Tuesday, September 10, a cocktail reception will be held on the show floor from 5.00pm until 7.00pm, allowing visitors and exhibitors to continue networking into the evening. The reception is being supported by Gold Sponsors Elation Professional, High End Systems, and Ultratec. Silver Sponsors include Apollo, CAST Software, InterAmerica Stage, InLight Gobos, Link, Nicolaudie, SECOA and Show Sage.

"High End is excited to be a Gold Sponsor for the PLASA Focus reception," says Jeff Pelzl, VP Technical & Marketing Services at High End Systems. "The first PLASA Focus show we did in Austin had a strong regional attendance and being based locally, we are very supportive of this event. We really like the format of these regional shows as they allow our company to get in various local regions without the added expense of road shows or open houses."

Marnie Styles, Vice President at Ultratec comments: "Ultratec Special Effects is pleased to be supporting PLASA Focus because it generates a positive reaction and solidifies the customer relationships in a niche market place."

"Elation is happy to support this cocktail reception and the PLASA Focus series in general. We find the Focus shows to be effective sales and marketing opportunities throughout the year," says Eric Loader, Director of Sales at Elation Professional.

Visitors can book their free ticket and sign up for the Professional Development Program sessions they wish to attend at www.plasafocus.com/austin.

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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