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Prolight + Sound reveals expanded 2016 conference programme

Prolight + Sound 2016, which runs from 5 to 8 April, will feature an expanded and restructured seminar programme. There will be over 70 expert lectures given at the International Fair of Technologies and Services for Entertainment, Integrated Systems and Creation.

“With modern professional development formats and a broader spectrum of subjects, we aim not only to offer technical expertise but also to generate new impulses and creative stimuli for the sector. Thus, more than ever before, Prolight + Sound will be the leading information platform for the entire event industry”, said Prolight + Sound director Michael Biwer.

As in the past, the seminar programme will be split into the ‘Prolight + Sound Conference’ for professional users and the ‘Eventplaza Conference’ for managers and organisers of events, congresses and conferences. New this year is the Manufacturers’ Forum, at which companies present the latest trends from the world of event and AV media technology illustrated by specific projects. With the move of Prolight + Sound to the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, the seminar programme will be held for the first time in Forum.0 and Forum.1.

Another addition is the ‘Future Talents Day’ on Tuesday, 5 April. It is aimed at students and trainees in the technical field, who want to find out about career opportunities in the sector. At the same time, companies have the chance to make contact with interested young people. On this day, basic and advanced professional development will be a focal-point theme in the seminar programme, with the seminars also being open to participants of the Future Talents Day.

The Prolight + Sound Conference covers a broad range of themes from lighting and laser technology, to audio and PA systems, as well as innovative network and AV technologies. This year, the programme of the Prolight + Sound Conference has been restructured and split into two thematic tracks: ‘Prolight + Sound Forum Basic’ and ‘Prolight + Sound Forum Advanced’.

The Eventplaza Conference is a professional development platform for specialists from the field of corporate, consumer and exhibition events. Following the change to a new sequence of days at Prolight + Sound (Tuesday to Friday), the programme is now being held on all four days for the first time.

The Manufacturers’ Forum is a new professional development programme that gives companies from the event sector the chance to pass on knowledge and experience and enable visitors to learn about technical developments via best-practice examples.

The companies and organisations that will be presenting projects and products include ALC NetworX, AV Stumpfl, Barco, d&b Audiotechnik, DPA Microphones, ETC GmbH, Gerriets, Klippel, Lawo, Meyer Sound, Microtech Gefell, Osram and the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology.