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PLASA Show goes Grand for 2020
UK – With just days to go before the PLASA Show 2019 opens its doors, exciting new plans have been announced for the 2020 edition of the event. The re-development of Olympia announced earlier this year alongside the surge in demand from both exhibitors and visitors alike has enabled the PLASA Show to move into Olympia’s Grand Hall from next year. The move will also see a slight alteration of dates, back to the original scheduling of 6-8 September 2020.
“With the exciting redevelopment happening at Olympia over the next few years the opportunity has arisen for us to move the PLASA Show to the Grand Hall from 2020 onwards,” confirmed Sophie Atkinson, head of events at PLASA. “This is a great opportunity for the show as it allows us to ensure all exhibitors are on a single floor and gives a greater number of stands more rigging height above them.”
The move from Olympia’s National Hall to a larger space at the exhibition centre highlights the strength of the PLASA Show since it moved back to West London in 2016. The event has grown year-on-year both in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers since the move to Olympia, and this latest decision has been taken to ensure the ability for future expansion of the show.
“Moving to the Grand Hall gives huge potential for the show to continue its growth, allowing the chance for exhibitors to take larger spaces as well as being able to welcome more new exhibitors,” noted PLASA managing director, Peter Heath. “The reinvigoration we have seen for the show since we returned to our spiritual home of West London combined with the huge popularity of our PLASA Focus events has provided us with this opportunity. With this new location within one of the most prestigious events centres in London we can ensure a sustainable future in our long-term home.”
A further benefit of the move has seen dates for the 2020 edition of the PLASA Show return to their traditional scheduling of 6-8 September. This should be an advantage to visitors and exhibitors who work in the broadcast sector as there will no longer be a direct clash with IBC in Amsterdam.
“Moving the dates of the event back to our original schedule will be a huge positive for visitors and exhibitors,” stated Heath. “As a global event that brings an international crowd to London, we do our best to ensure that our reach is as wide as possible. Avoiding the direct clash with an equally important international event will help us to ensure that we attract the broadest possible section of visitors and exhibitors.”
Before the move, the PLASA Show will have one final outing in Olympia’s National Hall. Running over September 15-17 2019, this year’s show will see hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating the latest offerings that the live and event technology industry has to offer to thousands of visitors.
For more information and to register for the show, visit: www.plasashow.com
13th September 2019
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