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Philips Lighting is the headline sponsor of prestigious TPi Awards 2017

Philips Lighting is the headline sponsor of prestigious TPi Awards 2017

UK – Philips Lighting has announced its headline sponsorship of the TPi Awards 2017, the prestigious awards for the live production industry.

Hosted by Total Production International (Tpi), a Mondiale Publishing title, the Awards sees more than a thousand guests come together each year to recognise the achievements of professionals in entertainment production.

General manager for Philips Entertainment Lighting Colin Kavanagh commented: "As our business is at the forefront of entertainment technology, it is fitting that we partner with the one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies and networking events for the live production industry. The Awards celebrates the achievements of talented individuals, creative teams and service companies in the entertainment business and gives us further insights into what drives them so that we can continue to respond with focused, meaningful and innovative technology."

As a key sponsor of the event for the past two years, Philips Entertainment Lighting invited guests to take part in its #CreateLight competition. Each table was challenged to unleash their creativity on a box of glowsticks and live share the results on social media, with the most cleverly crafted and original structure crowned the winner.

The #CreateLight challenge will return to the 2017 event with a Hollywood glamour theme, in homage to the stylish new Phillips VL6000 Beam luminaire. Guests will be dared to 'outshine' the competition by using glowsticks to create luminous fashion and accessories.

As well as sponsoring the evening awards dinner, Philips Entertainment Lighting has partnered with TPi's brand new venture – Daytime TPi – an exclusive event for attendees of the evening ceremony. The event will offer business connectivity and relevant discussions including two Question Time-style sessions in which leading panellists from the industry will be answering audience-submitted questions.

The shortlists have now been revealed for the 27 awards categories, which include Lighting Designer of the Year, Favourite Sound Rental Company and Stage Manager of the Year. The winner of each category will be announced at London's Battersea Evolution in front of 1,400 industry guests on 27th February, 2017.

2nd February 2017

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