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31 May 2012

Show Sponsors are confirmed

PLASA are proud to announce the Sponsors for this year's event at Earl's Court from Sunday 9 - Wednesday 12 September.

Platinum Sponsor is Robe Lighting, the Czech Republic-based manufacturer of moving lights and digital lighting products. General Manager, Josef Valchar, is looking forward to PLASA 2012, "It is a very exciting time to be involved in lighting manufacture with the increasing convergence between the mediums of lighting and video into one integrated visual tool. Environmental concerns and the importance of developing energy efficient and sustainable technology for the future is also starting to shape our industry. These and other issues are already influencing our future plans and R 'n' D at Robe - which continues along the proactive and innovative path that has made it a market leader."

Gold Sponsor Martin Professional is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the professional lighting industry this year. From a small producer of disco light and fog machines in 1987, they are now acknowledged as a world leader in the manufacture of luminaires and video display tools for the entertainment industry. In 2011, the revolutionary MAC Aura moving head won the PLASA Award for Innovation - and went on to become the company's fastest-selling product of all time. UK Sales Director Mike Walker comments "We are looking forward to this year's PLASA show where we will be launching some great new products across all categories - moving heads, LED video, lighting control and smoke. We invite lighting professionals and all our many loyal customers to join us for drinks to celebrate our 25th Anniversary."

For the second year running, d&b audiotechnik will be sponsoring the PLASA Bar. "In Germany traditions run deep and there's nothing at d&b audiotechnik we like better than embedding a good idea into company folklore." says Stephen 'Oggi' Hogg, Managing Director of the d&b audiotechnik UK office, "So for the second year running, d&b is pleased to announce that it is the official sponsor of the PLASA Bar where you can meet, chat freely, relax and have a drink at the very centre of the show floor."

New Exhibitors for 2012

Over 80% of floor space has now been filled with many companies eager to exhibit for the first time. Joining companies such as pro audio manufacturers Allen & Heath, Avid, Bose, CUK Audio, Funktion One, KV2 Audio, Martin Audio, Midas, Roland, Sennheiser and Yamaha, will be:

EMD SA is launching the new Stagg SMSDP700 digital powered speakers and Stagg Pro Lighting range as part of its expanding Pro Audio range. UK sales manager Tom Robinson adds,"After sixteen years of growth in the musical instrument market in the UK and forty-five years of experience in distribution throughout Europe, EMD hope to introduce Stagg Pro Audio & Lighting products to a wider market."

F&P Media Group is planning to showcase its new Diamond Wide Lens 8mm LED Curtain described by CEO, Uri Fouzailov as one of "the lightest display systems in the market today".

Cornered Audio from Denmark offers a loudspeaker range that provides discreet but uniform audio solutions for a whole range of locations. They are supported by a large distribution network across Europe.

Norton Audio will be making their UK debut at the show after making a big splash at Prolight+Sound earlier this year.

Visitor registrations now total more than 11,500 - but visitors can still gain entry to the entire four-day event for only £10 - a savings of 50% on the full price of £20.

Register now to save 50% on your ticket!

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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