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11 February 2014


New York, NY – PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014 looks set to be bigger and better than ever with over 60 exhibitors confirmed and organizers PLASA Events reporting a 20% increase in visitor registrations over the debut PLASA Focus: Nashville event, of July 2012. This year's show is returning to the same venue, the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, on February 18 – 19, 2014.

On Tuesday, February 18, Happy Hour will be held on the show floor from 5.00pm until 7.00pm, allowing visitors and exhibitors to continue networking into the evening. The reception is being supported by Gold Sponsors Link and Utraltec Special Effects, and Silver Sponsors 4Wall Entertainment, Apollo Design Technology, CAST, MainStage, Nicolaudie, and Wireless Solution.

"Link is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor for the PLASA Focus reception," says Bob Vanden Burgt, Vice President of Marketing for Link. "Link was a charter exhibitor at the first PLASA Focus event in the States and we are thrilled to be back in Nashville. We really appreciate the format of these shows in the UK and USA as they allow our company to directly connect with our clients at a regional level."

"Ultratec Special Effects is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of PLASA Focus because it gives the regional clients a unique opportunity to meet directly with the manufacturers, which allows us to have direct contact within diverse regional markets." comments Marnie Styles, Vice President of Ultratec Special Effects.

All visitors will be in with a chance of winning a pair of Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. One pair will be given away on each day of the show. To enter the draw visitors should drop the card they receive upon arrival at the event into a bowl on the PLASA booth. The draw will take place on the PLASA booth on Tuesday, February 18 at 4.45pm, and Wednesday, February 19 at 1.45pm.

Visitors can register for their free entry badge and sign up for the Professional Development Program sessions they wish to attend 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.