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29 May 2013

PLASA Focus Returns to Austin this September

NEW York, NY - After a hugely successful debut show in February 2012, the trail-blazing PLASA Focus regional event series is returning to Austin, where it all began! This year's show is bigger and better and is taking place at a new venue, the Palmer Events Center in downtown Austin, just 20 minutes from Austin Airport, on September 10-11, 2013.

"PLASA Focus: Austin 2012 was the first event to be launched under the PLASA Focus banner in North America, and it proved to be very popular, with both visitors and exhibitors, which is why we have decided to return to the region this September. Over 40 companies have already signed up to exhibit, and we expect to see both previous and new visitors, all of whom want to experience and interact with the latest products without having to travel far from home" says Jackie Tien, Director of Media, Sales & Marketing at PLASA.

PLASA Focus provides visitors with a unique opportunity to check out the latest products from some of the biggest names in entertainment technology. Companies already signed up to exhibit at the show include; A.C.T Lighting, CAST Software, Chauvet Lighting, d&b audiotechnik, DiGiCo, Elation, GLP, Group One, High End Systems, Link, Mainstage Theatrical Supply, Martin Professional, Robe Lighting, TMB, TOMCAT and Wireless Solution. With many other applications currently being processed, companies interested in exhibiting are advised to move quickly to secure their spot.

Running alongside the show is the PLASA Professional Development Program, a knockout program of free educational sessions, featuring world-class speakers. Previous speakers include Wayne Trevisani, FOH Engineer for Jay-Z and Matt Conover, VP at Walt Disney and Parks Creative Entertainment.

Each two-day PLASA Focus show is free to attend for all registered visitors, and PLASA members, Focus series exhibitors and regional dealers all benefit from substantial discounts on exhibition space. PLASA Focus limits the amount of space that exhibitors can take and provides a unique hard wall booth package - including furniture, power, material handling, lighting and carpet - so that each exhibitor enjoys a level playing field and a simple and affordable exhibiting experience.

Free visitor registration is open now at www.plasafocus.com/austin.

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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