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PLASA's seminar speakers share knowledge, innovation and production masterclasses from the world stage at PLASA Show 2016

PLASA\'s seminar speakers share knowledge, innovation and production masterclasses from the world stage at PLASA Show 2016

UK – Another wave of thought-provoking seminar sessions have been launched in the run-up to PLASA Show 2016 (18th-20th September, London Olympia). The latest offering includes sessions focused on ‘Broadcast Meets Live Sound’, the Rio Olympics, ‘Sadler’s Wells: New Technology for the Stage’ and a production masterclass from the team behind the Eurovision Song Contest.

Innovation and collaboration is at the heart of the entertainment technology industry, and is therefore a hugely important element of the PLASA Show. ‘Sadler's Wells: New Technology for the Stage’, on Tuesday 20th September at 1pm, is a great example of this, highlighting significant improvements of the theatre’s systems through technical innovation and collaboration. This session will be presented by Emma Wilson, Sadler's Wells’ director of technical and production and Christian Wallace, technical manager.

Wilson says: “Innovations in entertainment technologies have enabled us to make significant advances in our offering, we have some exciting projects and aspirations for future developments to share with the PLASA audience. London is the heart of the creative industry and PLASA 2016 is the perfect platform to showcase our collaborative projects to the designers and technical engineers.”

Other highlights include sessions from Institute of Professional Sound’s chairman, Simon Bishop discussing ‘Good Sound - What is it, and how can we get it right?’ as well as ‘Broadcast Meets Live Sound’ – comparing the differing requirements for the two disciplines and offering solutions for the two audiences.

The show will also host a Eurovision Song Contest production masterclass by Eurovision’s technical director Ola Melzig and lighting designer Fredrik Jonsson, who return to PLASA to discuss the design and technical challenges of this year’s spectacular show.

LSi 's editor, Lee Baldock who visited the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest as part of LSi's coverage, comments: “Eurovision has big budgets and production timescales, but it’s also a phenomenal artistic and technical undertaking, requiring huge amounts of hard work and an absolute masterclass in communication flow – all of which Ola and his team do brilliantly well.”

As well as the ever popular seminar programme, the show will also feature the Rigging Conference and Forum, plus audio demo sessions, interactive technical workshops, light shows and new experiential features.

To see the full PLASA programme and to register interest in attending any of the sessions, please visit

13th July 2016

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