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4 November 2011

PLASA FOCUS: Leeds 2012 Adds Big New Names

PLASA Focus: Leeds 2012 looks set to continue its success story with over 90% of exhibition space already contracted and new exhibitors joining the 130 that showed at this year's event.

Key brands that have signed up for the first time include Midas, d&b audiotechnik, on the back of their participation at PLASA 2011, ShowTex, Topdeck Stage Systems and Smoke Factory, whose team visited the event in 2011 and were keen to have a stand presence in 2012. More exhibitors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Packed aisles and major new product launches have now firmly established PLASA Focus as an unmissable industry event for the north of England, but organisers PLASA Events insist they are far from resting on their laurels.

Event Manager Sophie Atkinson said: "The last show was a real success with exhibitors and visitors, and while it's great to see its popularity growing, we are very keen that our visitors enjoy the experience at every step and want to keep returning."

By popular request, new and improved seating and socialising areas will be introduced, complementing the existing free lunch on both days and the well-liked informal atmosphere.

A number of exciting new show features and events are also in the pipeline, along with further expansion of the free seminar programme that proved a major hit this year, with over 20 hot topics delivered by respected industry figures.

"Once again we'll see the UK debut of many new products fresh from international launches at ISE and Pro Light+Sound," said Atkinson. "We're aiming again for quality rather than quantity and want to keep the focus on business and networking." Some 2457 attendees, including exhibitors, enjoyed Focus's trademark sunshine, free lunch and informal, friendly atmosphere earlier this year.

Next year's event, which aims to deliver all that and more, will take place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds on 17 and 18 April 2012. Free registration is open now so visit www.plasafocus.com to sign up for a free ticket.

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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