London Olympia, the host venue for PLASA’s flagship trade show has received planning permission to transform into a world-leading cultural hub over the course of a five year development plan.
PLASA is pleased to announce the latest changes to its Board, which sees Koy Neminathan join as the Manufacturer’s Representative and Matt Lloyd appointed as Vice-Chair. These changes were voted for by PLASA manufacturer members and Board members respectively, and the terms began at the beginning of 2019.
The PLASA and Lighting&Sound America team will be at the NAMM Show in California from 24-27 January 2019 at booth #10748. We welcome you to stop by, say hello and…
PlugFest, the technical event for entertainment lighting interoperability organised by PLASA, returns 26-28 February 2019, but this time in mainland Europe, allowing for more manufacturers, developers and technicians from across the continent to meet and test their products.
A few months ago, PLASA commissioned Purple Research to conduct research into the entertainment technology industry, and we are pleased to announce that the results are in.
PLASA, the association at the heart of the live entertainment technology industry, has announced three new Professional Development Training events running through Autumn 2018 – Winter 2019 aimed at industry professionals looking to broaden their skill-set.
Ten industry professionals cycled 100 miles from Chippenham to PLASA Show at London Olympia on Saturday 15 September to raise awareness for mental health in the entertainment technology industry.
LONDON, 25 SEPTEMBER 2018: The busiest and most vibrant PLASA Show since its move to Olympia saw a 4% increase in visitors with a palpable atmosphere that was reminiscent of its former Earls Court days.
PLASA Show 2018 is preparing to open its doors this weekend (16-18 September) at London Olympia, unleashing hundreds of leading brands and expert speakers upon thousands of entertainment technology professionals.
The EU Commission has published a second draft of the proposed Ecodesign changes which could affect all stage lighting from 2020.
PLASA Show, the worldwide event for entertainment technology is returning to London Olympia on 16-18 with a whole host of industry-leaders and influential brands primed to deliver iconic products, inspirational talks and expert training.
A group of industry representatives will cycle from Chippenham to London Olympia on Saturday 15 September to increase awareness of mental health within the entertainment and events industries. All donations…
The PLASA Awards for Innovation, which recognise and reward forward-thinking product designs, are now accepting submissions. The 2018 annual Awards will be presented during PLASA Show 2018 which runs from 16-18 September at London Olympia.
There has been a serious rise in fraud and theft targeted at the entertainment hire industry. We advise you to be extra vigilant with new customers who may not be who they claim to be.
As the professional entertainment lighting industry continues to seek an exemption for specialist lighting from the European Union’s Ecodesign regulation, an industry task force has said the situation is “far more positive” and “greatly improved” following the latest round of talks with the EU.
Still buzzing from last year’s 40th anniversary, PLASA Show returns to London Olympia on 16-18 September, providing a stage for the world of entertainment technology. The show continues to explore the cutting edge of innovation and creativity and brings the biggest brands to thousands of avid visitors.
The PLASA 2018 Members’ Day and AGM took place on Thursday 31 May at the Royal College of Physicians in Regent’s Park, London to reflect upon a year of specialist projects, industry collaboration and growth.
A group of professionals from across member organisational 1, manufacturers and designers in the live entertainment industry had a very productive meeting in Brussels on 17 May on the issue of Stage Lighting with the European Commission.
We know a number of PLASA members continue to have issues defending their intellectual property so it’s good to see the UK working alongside China on protection and enforcement.
The PLASA Lighting Protocols Plugfest 2018, held recently at London Gatwick, was hailed a “huge success”, with attendance numbers up on previous Plugfest events and more protocols added to the programme.
PLASA Focus Leeds celebrated its tenth anniversary in serious style, with a sold-out show floor, a programme of compelling content, and the unmistakeable buzz of business in the air.
It’s not long before PLASA Focus Leeds begins its tenth birthday celebrations on 1-2 May at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
The EU's proposed Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019 will require ALL stage lighting to meet efficiency targets in line with domestic and office lighting from the very latest LED lighting fixtures to specialist tungsten bulbs which make up the majority of theatre lighting rigs.
PLASA and NRC centres Unusual Rigging and UK Rigging have met all required quality standards in a verification audit carried out by government regulated awarding organisation EAL Awards Ltd.
PLASA has announced dates for Plugfest, a three-day lighting conference running 25 – 27 April 2018 at The Copthorne Hotel in London Gatwick.
PLASA, the professional lighting and sound association, will host its Members’ Day and AGM on Thursday 31 May 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians, a beautiful and central venue in Regent's Park, London.
PLASA, the professional lighting and sound association, has announced a new programme of professional development and networking events to support members and non-members working within the industry.
Lighting manufacturers and designers are urged to respond to the EU Commission's plans to amalgamate three Ecodesign Regulations into one main Regulation without exemptions for the entertainment industry.
PLASA is delighted to announce the promotion of Nicky Greet to Director of Membership|Skills|Technical.
PLASA Focus Glasgow kicked off the 2018 show season last week, providing a regional platform for professionals in the industry to connect and discover the latest technology in the market.
PLASA Focus Glasgow will soon open the doors of the Scottish Event Campus for the fourth consecutive year with a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.
PLASA, the Professional Lighting and Sound Association, has announced changes to its elected board including the appointment of Adam Blaxill as the new Chair.
A 120 mile charity bike ride from Bath to the PLASA Show in London has so far raised over £3,500 towards a charity aimed at improving mental health in the industry.
The 40th anniversary of the PLASA Show saw its refocussed direction paying dividends, with an increase in visitor numbers, a sold-out show floor and a 25% increase in the number of audio companies exhibiting.
As the PLASA Show’s second year at London Olympia and its 40th anniversary approaches this Sunday, 17 September, there is much to look forward to.
The PLASA AGM and Members Lunch returned to the beautiful surroundings of Hatfield House on 22 June to celebrate a year of stability, new initiatives and the promise of future growth.
Mental Health has become a topical subject and has been launched into the limelight with the Royals’ ‘Heads Together’ campaign, promoting conversation to shatter the stigma surrounding the subject.
As the doors close on another year of PLASA Focus Leeds, enthusiasm from the industry proves that the show’s Focus formula remains a perfect fit.