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The Inaugural PLASA Focus Glasgow Comes to the SECC

The latest in the successful series of PLASA Focus events will take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow on the 2nd – 3rd December 2014.

Aimed at bringing together audio sound and lighting experts working in the live events sector at a regional level, the show is a chance to meet representatives from industry leading companies to seek out the latest products and services as well as a premier networking opportunity.

Event director, James Ashwood, comments: “There’s a strong selection of lighting and audio companies at the Glasgow show including Robe, Avolites, Ambersphere, White Light, Black Light, Chauvet and Sennhieser along with key dealers such as TMB, LMC, Warehouse Sound, Apex acoustics, HD Pro, FBT and Polar Audio and rigging, trussing and special effects companies. Add to that the free to attend two-day seminar programme and the rigging conference – PLASA Focus Glasgow looks set to be a great couple of days.”

Exhibiting at PLASA Focus Glasgow are: Adam Hall, Adlib Audio, Ambersphere Solutions Ltd, Apex Acoustics Sound Services LTD, Association of Sound Designers, Avolites Ltd, Black Light, Bosch Security Systems UK, Chauvet Europe Ltd, Current RMS, FBT Elettronica S.p.A., Flightcase Warehouse, HDPro Audio, Hive Industries Ltd, JHS Pro Audio, Le Maitre Ltd, LMC Audio Systems Ltd, Martin Audio Ltd, Milos Group, Miltec, National Association of Disc Jockeys, NL Productions, Orbital Sound, Phase 3 Connectors, POLARaudio UK Ltd., Precise Audio UK, Robe UK Ltd, Sennheiser UK Ltd, Ten 47 Limited, The Warehouse Sound Services Ltd, TMB, Total Solutions Group, Triple E, Trusslite UK, UK Rigging, Vectorworks Training and White Light Ltd.
 
The Professional Development Programme
PLASA is again hosting the renowned Professional Development Programme that will deliver two days of presentations, technical demonstrations and panel discussions all designed to help visitors build their industry knowledge and improve their skill set.

Recently confirmed presentations include Andy Loveday technical manager, systems  and Guy Vellacott – manager of XL Video, who were part of the technical team responsible for the delivery of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 20th Commonwealth Games which took place in Glasgow earlier in the year.

Programme manager Sophie Atkinson comments: “We are very privileged to have Andy and Guy on board to talk about their experiences at this years’ Commonwealth games, with the rise of more and more large scale sporting events the delivery of a spectacular opening and closing ceremony is seen as part of the experience.”

Also confirmed is veteran live sound engineer Justin Grealy, Avolites total training, FOH Sound Engineer Jon Burton and for the first time we are joined by Sennheiser’s Simon Beasley.

For the full Professional Development Programme please visit
http://www.plasafocus.com/glasgow/seminars
 
PLASA announces that following the success of the Riggers Forums in both London and Leeds, the SECC has kindly offered to host the PLASA Riggers Forum in Glasgow, running alongside the Glasgow Focus.

The Forum is aimed squarely at working riggers who rarely have an opportunity to discuss their opinions outside of the workplace and is a great opportunity for the Scottish rigging community to meet and network.

Forum manager Chris Higgs said: “The Forum will present an update on the NRC, observations about rigging for aerial performance and discuss the availability of rigging training in Scotland. We’ll be looking at what’s available, what people think should be available, the quality of training, how it relates to the NRC and more.”

The presentation will be made by Chris Higgs and the panel will include representatives of the National Rigging Advisory Group, rigging practitioners and trainers.”

The Forum is free to attend and starts at 2pm on the 2nd December.

PLASA Focus Glasgow takes place on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow. Access to the show is Free of charge – to pre-register visit www.plasafocus.com/glasgow/register

Once registered, PLASA will provide updates about key product launches, networking events and after show parties.

20th November 2014

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