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20 November 2012

Riggers' Forum for north of England Announced

PLASA Events has announced the addition of a new event to run alongside its ever popular northern trade show, PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013. The PLASA Riggers' Forum will take place on Tuesday 30 April, at the Royal Armouries at Clarence Dock, only a short distance from Leeds City Centre.

Following on from the success of the first PLASA Riggers' Forum, held in London earlier this year, this new event is an opportunity for members of the rigging community in the North of England to share their views and experiences and to have their questions answered by a range of industry experts, including members of the National Rigging Advisory Committee.

The three-hour forum will begin at 2pm with a presentation about rigging competence, entitled 'The Dunning Kruger Effect -The Dangers of Unconscious Incompetence'. The presentation will be followed by an hour of chaired question time, finishing with a couple of beers and a chance to relax and talk to other members of the rigging community about the issues raised.

The Riggers' Forum rate is £30 + VAT. Registration and payment will open in January 2013 on the PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013 website;

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.