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28 July 2012

Olympics Uncovered Session Revealed

Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Ceremonies is available to book now.

If, like the rest of the world, you were completely blown away by the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, you won't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to find out how the technical teams turned Danny Boyle's vision into a reality.

PLASA 2012 organisers have revealed that the first session to take place as part of The Olympics Uncovered programme at the PLASA Show, taking place at Earls Court between 9-12 September 2012, is 'Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Ceremonies', chaired by technical director, Piers Shepperd, the full team will present an overview of the mega staging, flying, audio, AV and special effects behind the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. The panel line-up includes:

Piers Shepperd - Technical Director
Jeremy Lloyd - Technical Manager - Technical Design and Staging
James Lee - Technical Manager - Aerial & Closing Ceremonies
Nick Jones - Technical Manager - Lighting AV and Power
Scott Buchanan - Technical Manager - Services and Special Projects
Chris Ekers - Senior Production Manager - Audio & Comms

PLASA CEO Matthew Griffiths comments, "Summer 2012 has provided PLASA Members, London and the UK with a unique platform on which to showcase their credentials as one of - if not the - leading creative industries in the world. The Olympics Uncovered programme has been created to celebrate our industry's contribution to this monumental occasion with a series of fascinating educational sessions. Book now to avoid disappointment!"

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.