20 years of Prolight + Sound – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down! On the contrary: 2015 saw the leading trade fair for the lighting, sound and events industries book another healthy increase in visitor and exhibitor numbers. From 15-18 April 2015, visitors to the Messe Frankfurt exhibition centre were able to connect with 928 businesses from 41 countries. In total, 43,054 dealers, distributors, and end users from 133 countries came to catch up with the latest developments in the industry – an increase of around 2%.
Those were some four days for exhibitors, visitors and organisers, at Prolight + Sound 2015 and the Musikmesse music fair alike. “More than 108,000 visitors from 146 countries were presented with a firework of new products, shows and stars by 2,257 exhibitors,” said Messe Frankfurt managing director Detlef Braun. “The Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound have reaffirmed their roles as a leading destination for the musical technology and events branches, and a hub for successful networking.” Like technology, however, the exhibition business never stands still: that means a new concept awaits visitors in 2016.
Next year, both the Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound will be even more carefully tailored to the needs of the musical instrument and entertainment industries. “The new concept is equally focused on building relationships between industry and retailers, and developing innovative new ways to connect manufactures and consumers,” Braun said.
An exciting and eventful day 3 at this year's Prolight + Sound is coming to an end. The international trade fair has once again got off to a great debut. Thousands of visitors from all over the world and hundreds of international exhibitors look back on an eventful and exciting day.
Today starts the 3rd day of the PLS 2015 and with it hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of trade visitors come again. You're all welcome!
Trade fair exhibition halls, open area, conferences, and award ceremonies: the second day of Prolight + Sound 2015 also offers the visitors an extensive programme aimed at making you acquainted with the newest standards in the areas of event engineering, and installation and production. The following highlights are scheduled:
In the context of the Eventplaza Conference the focus is on production and events from 10am-6pm. The presentations take place in the Portal House, ‘Via’ level, and among other things, revolves around the question of what the event industry can learn from the film and entertainment industry.
At 9 clock the gates of Messe Frankfurt opened for the flow of visitors to this year's Prolight + Sound. And the guests flocked in their thousands on the grounds. The first day can begin!
New developments for a new Prolight year: exhibitors are now searchable online. Trade and other interested visitors can now get an overview of who will be taking part in Frankfurt’s biggest light, sound and events trade fair. The big innovation for 2015: for the first time, there is going to be a new special interest category, Stagery. For Stagery, even more exhibitors than in previous years will be representing stage design and equipment, as well as film production. The first big-name exhibitors have already put their names down.
There are less than six months to go before an international audience gets to see the hottest new tech products at Prolight + Sound 2015. For three full days, the Messe Frankfurt trade fair grounds will be a cornucopia of music, theatre, stagecraft, lighting, sound, and events products. These are red letter days for the numerous exhibitors who have already booked their stalls. All those in the trade looking forward to the big event can start planning now, because the Prolight ticket shop has gone online.
It’s already been four months since PLS 2014, and the preparations for next year’s event are already being made at full speed. Almost 900 exhibitors will be presenting their light, sound, and event products at Messe Frankfurt, where both the ‘Musikmesse’ music trade fair and Prolight + Sounds have been taking place every year since 1996. More than 42,000 trade visitors came to see the latest in LED trends, audio technology, and even spectacular laser shows. It was also the perfect chance to meet colleagues from the same field, and to attend some of the numerous presentations. Next year, we intend to make Prolight + Sound an even better experience – so we’re bringing SHOWTECH from Berlin here to Frankfurt.
For many exhibitors, Prolight + Sound is one of the most significant trade fairs of the year. This is where the entire industry meets, the latest developments are presented and the hottest trends are discussed, and where new customers are brought on board. Prolight has something new and exciting to offer every year. Best of all: if you book your stand in the Frankfurt Trade Fair centre now, you won’t just be securing your ticket for Prolight 2015, you’ll be saving money as well.
Discounts are available until July 31st 2014, starting at a basic €109/m2. One square metre of outdoor exhibition space at Messe Frankfurt costs €113. Stands start at €175/m2. From August 1st, the standard Prolight + Sound pricing structure applies, so remember: the early bird catches the worm!
After Prolight is before Prolight – this is the spirit in which the Trade Fair Frankfurt team is already busily tackling the preparations for Prolight + Sound 2015. New ideas are being discussed, planned and refined. From April 15th to 18th 2015, the world’s biggest trade fair for light, sound and event technology will once again be attracting an international audience to Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds.