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12 March 2012

PLASA Focus: Nashville 2012, Open for Business!

NEW YORK, NY - PLASA Focus: Nashville 2012, launches today with a brand new website and free online registration. The event will take place July 11-12, 2012 at the Municipal Auditorium, in Nashville, TN.

Nashville is the latest event to be launched under the PLASA Focus banner, and follows the hugely successful PLASA Focus: Austin, held in February of this year. The current series of North American regional events are modelled after PLASA Focus: Leeds (UK), which, in its third year, topped 2500 attendees.

PLASA Focus: Nashville 2012 will bring regional entertainment technology communities together to do business and network in a relaxed and friendly setting. While regional exhibitors and visitors are set to benefit from the new event, PLASA Focus: Nashville will also give those involved the opportunity to mix with a wider audience than has ever been possible before as PLASA Focus: Nashville will overlap with the annual Summer NAMM event, taking place July 12-14, 2012 at the Nashville Convention Center.

In addition to this agreement, in 2013, PLASA and NAMM are planning to further develop their relationship by offering a PLASA Focus event at Summer NAMM inside of the brand-new Music City Center, allowing more space for professional lighting and live sound exhibits along with the music products show floor and educational sessions. Exciting times ahead!

Each two-day PLASA Focus show is free to attend for registered visitors. There will be plenty of opportunity to engage with peers and meet new people, including a free two-day Professional Development Program, which is created by the industry's leading names. Visitors should register online today to be the first to receive major new announcements in the coming weeks.

A unique inclusive hard wall booth package - including furniture, power, material handling fee and lighting - levels the playing field to give exhibitors a simple and affordable exhibiting experience. PLASA members receive substantially discounted exhibit space at PLASA Focus: Nashville 2012 and further discounts are available for those that exhibited at PLASA Focus: Austin 2012.

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.