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22 January 2014


With just under a month until the doors open at PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014, organisers PLASA Events have confirmed additional new exhibitors and seminar speakers. The event is taking place at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on February 18-19, 2014.

The latest exhibitors to sign up include Robe, Neutrik USA, Navigator Systems, Event Safety Alliance, Harrington Hoists, Cosmic Truss, Absen American, Rental Pointe Software, LSC Lighting Systems, and Luminex.

Five new sessions have been added to the PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014 Professional Development Program, a two-day program of free educational seminars and workshops running alongside the event.

Access Anywhere: Rope Access, Fall Protection and Rescue will be presented by Impact Access and TES Inc. Hugh Biggle will explain how modern rope access equipment, techniques, and training can be combined to produce an exceptionally safe, versatile, efficient and cost effective way to solve vertical access problems.

In To Led or not LED? That is the Question representatives from the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas will explore LED options and discuss the methods that can be used to integrate solid-state lighting with existing equipment and infrastructures, and hands on orientation will be on offer.

In Remote Device Management (RDM) for the Busy Technician, Richard Cadena, Technical Editor for Lighting&Sound America, Protocol and Lighting&Sound International, will give an update on the developments in Remote Device Management and explain how it can make your job easier, quicker and safer.

Representatives from Electronic Theatre Controls will discuss and demonstrate their approach to LEDs, specifically as a tool for stage and studio lighting, in Layers of Light. The session will include a comparison between ETC's seven-color LED arrays and more common RGB arrays, and the latest white light LEDs and color-variable white light LED arrays will also be demonstrated.

In Exploring LED Lighting Tom Stanziano, Regional Sales Manager for Philips Entertainment will explore the current LED offerings of the Vari-Lite, Showline and Selecon brands.

For further information on these sessions and the others taking place, visitors should go to the PLASA Focus: Nashville website; Visitors need to register for their free ticket in order to sign up for the sessions they wish to attend.

All show visitors are eligible to receive a discounted admission price to the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, one of the top attractions in the heart of downtown Nashville. To take up this offer visitors need to show their PLASA Focus: Nashville visitor badge upon arrival.

Free visitor registration is open now at

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.