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21 March 2011

PLASA Focus Leeds 2011 Grows with new Features

Visitor pre-registrations up 18% on 2010

There have been record-breaking visitor pre-registrations for PLASA Focus: Leeds 2011, taking place at The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 April 2011.

PLASA Events are attributing the increase in visitor registrations to a host of new features at the show, including an extended exhibitor list of 120 companies including 21 first-timers, a seminar programme that is twice the size of previous years, case study presentations from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North, special interest seminars presented by some of the industry's leading bodies and new opportunities to book seats on 45-minute product demonstration seminars. Private meetings are also available for the first time, with the availability of three private conference rooms at PLASA Focus, with slots still available.

The 21 new exhibitors come from across the spectrum of audio, lighting, staging and AV and include Ampetronic, Architainment Lighting, Blakley Electrics, Doodson Entertainment, ESP, Fane International, Freestyle Music, Highlight International, Hive, Ide Systems, Klotz, Leisuretec Distribution, LS-Live / Backstage Academy, Metool Reeling, Proel, Pro Light Concepts, Studio Due, Technical Performance and Presentation, Trace, Vectorworks and Visual Impact.

Show Manager Sophie Atkinson said: "The show continues to grow in popularity and we are pleased to be able to introduce a number of new developments this year. As well as over 20 seminars and a diverse range of exhibitors, we have the UK debut of dozens of new products fresh from international launches at ISE & ProLight+Sound. The show continues to improve, but we are being very careful to keep the friendly and informal spirit that people expect from PLASA Focus - this is a very sociable event and we're looking forward to a great show."

Visitors can register for free at www.plasafocus.com

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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