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PLASA Focus Glasgow adds ABTT, Funktion One and BECTU to the programme

PLASA Focus Glasgow adds ABTT, Funktion One and BECTU to the programme

UK – PLASA has announced the final additions to the programme for PLASA Focus Glasgow 2018 taking place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) 17th - 18th January. Free registration is still open for the show which offers inspiring seminars, technical workshops, and cutting-edge training sessions.

Legendary Funktion One founder, Tony Andrews will be hosting a seminar, in association with, which will delve into the audio quality differences between file formats, file players, sound cards and mixers using state-of-the-art Funktion One equipment. Observations and questions are welcome throughout the presentation.

KV2 is set to demonstrate its latest loudspeaker products which are already making impressions internationally within theatre, worship, corporate and DJ sectors. With demonstrations running throughout the whole show, visitors can inspect the ultra-compact passive ESD 25 loudspeaker with active EX 1.5 subwoofer and the active full-range EX 15 loudspeaker at their leisure.

BECTU will be sharing findings from its research regarding long hours culture in the creative sector. Dubbed ‘Eyes Half Shut’, this report revealed shocking working practices, particularly in film and TV. Furthermore, they uncovered a widespread belief that poor management is to blame rather than business pressures. This stimulating seminar will invite discussion from the audience.

Also scheduled to appear is Robin Townley, CEO of The Association of British Theatre Technicians who will be unpicking the implications of Scottish legislation on the use of industry codes including Technical Standards, inviting the audience to contribute to ensure harmonisation with Scottish requirements.
The BBC is opening its doors once again for an already sold-out studio tour. John Carmichael, the BBC Radio operations manager for Scotland will take the attendees behind the scenes of this state-of-the-art production facility.

These additions to the programme join the award-winning lighting design duo behind the Enchanted Forest, how ‘Bloom’ the epic outdoor spectacle at the Edinburgh International Festival was bought to life, Shure exploring the loss of 700MHz, d&b audiotechnik discussing frequency response, personnel advice from the Association of Lighting Designers and the ever-popular Riggers Forum.

PLASA Focus Glasgow 2018 is Scotland’s dedicated show for events and entertainment technologies. To register and sign up for sessions please visit:

10th January 2018

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