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20 Sept 2014

PLASA Events at LDI 2014

PLASA will host several events on Thursday, 20 November as part of the LDI Show, held 21-23 November, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The Business Education Session, Roundtable Discussion and Behind the Scenes Happy Hour will be held on Thursday, 20 November at the Westgate Las Vegas (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel).

PLASA's Business Education Session, "Turning Chaos Into Order: Five Approaches to Project Management" will take place from 12:00pm-2:00pm, and will explore how project management fits into your career, development and management. Moderated by Tom Stimson of Stimson Group, LLC., panelists will include Philip Barrett of Level 2 Design, Mark Fink of Barbizon, Tim Hansen of Oasis Stage Werks, Jules Lauve of Theatre Projects Consultants and Evan Williams of Riverview Systems. The panelists will discuss the definitions of project management and how each has made a career out of turning chaos into order. If you aspire to follow their path or simply want to elevate your company's approach to this skill set, you won't want to miss this session. Registration is $50 for PLASA Members, $80 for non-PLASA Members. Registration is available online at, where members and non-members will need to login to their account, then click on Register for Events. Please note: Panelists are subject to change without advanced notice.

All PLASA members are invited to attend a Roundtable Discussion with PLASA CEO Matthew Griffiths from 2:30pm-4:30pm. The discussion and feedback session will include networking with fellow members, a discussion of the issues facing members' businesses, the opportunity to provide feedback to PLASA CEO Matthew Griffiths about benefits, and conversations about how PLASA can better serve members. Registration is free for members only and available through the member login page online at and click on Register for Events.

On Thursday evening, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, PLASA will host the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour to benefit the Behind the Scenes charity. In popular tradition, the event will be held the evening before the LDI show. Tickets are $50 per and are available online or during LDI registration.

PLASA is also offering Member Lounge sponsorship opportunities available only to the organization's member companies and partner vendors, providing them with an opportunity to reach key audiences for minimal expense on the LDI show floor. Members interested in becoming a sponsor can find more information at

For further information please contact:

Katie McCulloh
Tel: +1 212-244-1505 : Email:

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.