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17 October 2005

PLASA Elections for 2006 Underway

The Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) has invited nominations from its Full UK Members for three places on its executive committee, the body that provides strategic direction to the Association.

The nine members of the executive committee play a critical role in driving the numerous initiatives undertaken by the Association. Industry certification schemes, a Manufacturers Forum, a major membership restructure and maximising opportunities related to the Olympics are just a few of the projects currently in discussion.

Committee members come from all sectors of the industry, but have in common a determination to develop and shape the strategic direction of the Association, helping to create a positive business environment for the membership.

Matthew Griffiths, chief executive of PLASA, commented: "It's always encouraging to see interest in the future of the Association reflected in the number of nominations received. We appreciate that individuals are making a significant commitment to PLASA - representing both time and effort away from their own companies - but everyone that becomes involved makes a substantial difference."

The committee meets 12 times a year, usually in London, and members may also be invited to join or chair advisory groups. Nominations close on Tuesday 15th November with the election papers, including a 200-word résumé on each candidate, mailed to all Full Members of the Association on Friday 18th November.

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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