As the curtain fell on Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2019 (PLSG), show organisers announced a new record of 1,353 exhibitors who flocked to the event from 25 countries and regions, along with 81,154 professional visitors (7% up) from the entire professional lighting, audio, event management, stage design, system integration and AV technology industry chain. Combined with an overall exhibition area of over 130,000 sqm, this marks the largest ever edition of PLSG to date.
Ms Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of organizer Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, is delighted with the turnout: "PLSG is committed to supporting the industry's development by offering a first-class business and information exchange platform for the entertainment sector. We wanted our exhibitor showcase and fringe events to echo with the growing trends in media technologies and system integration. We're proud to be able to capture so many opportunities all under one roof."
Much to the delight of participants, many key pro audio and lighting brands could be found across the halls, including Adamson, AKG, Antari, APG, Art Sound, Asystems, Audinate, Audio-technica, Beta Three, Beyma, BIK, BMB, Boray, Bosch, Bose, Broad Future, Celestion, Charming, DAS, Colour Imagination, CD-Stage, d&b Audiotechnik, db Technologies, DMT, Eagle, EM Acoustics, Ezpro, Faitalpro, Fane, FBT, Fidek, Fine Art, Funktion-one, Gonsin, Haimei, Harman International, Hivi, HTDZ, IAG, ITC, Klotz, Konig & Meyer, Kvant, Laserworld, Lavoce, Lewitt, Longjoin, Mascot, Meyer Sound, Mipro, Mode, Montarbo, Nan Yi, Nexo, Nightsun, Pangolin, PCI, Phoenix, Plustruss, Polarlights, QSC, Rainbow, RCF, Redx, Ruisheng, SAE, SE Audiotechnik, Sennheiser, Seikaku, Showven, Shure, Soundking, ST Audio, Star-net, SWS, Taiden, Takstar, Tendzone, Thunderstone, TOA, Top Plot, TW Audio, Viashow, Vue Audiotechnik, Yamaha, Yes-tech and more.
The success of the fair and its increased global brand representation were clearly reflected on the show floor. It served as an opportunity for brands to showcase their latest innovations to the region for the first time in 2019, many of which have been specifically catered to the Chinese market. The show's display areas were presented under a new arrangement this year, with the 'Media Systems and Solutions' and 'Communication and Conference' halls under the show's Audio Brand Name halls receiving high praise.
Both attendees and speakers emphasised how each event in the fringe programme offered valuable information exchange, networking and educational opportunities which added an extra dimension to PLSG's offerings. Digital audio networks in particular were heavily discussed, including a sold-out panel discussion on AVIT and how artificial intelligence (AI) solutions can influence the market, as well as the returning Dante Certification courses.
Meanwhile, the first interactive multimedia display in PLSG, the Lighting and Art Space, was extremely well attended with lots of professional visitors and industry new forces across the entertainment, media creative and stage design sectors. The area was established to showcase new media technologies associated with 3D mapping, stage machinery, lighting installation, new media art, stage tech innovations and more. Developed in cooperation with Chinese media giant Visual Jockey, it featured a total of 18 professional visual and display brands, including Epson, Hecoos, Music Trick Lighting, X Color and more demonstrating their latest projection and display systems, and was bustling with intrigued visitors throughout the show.
Participants' testimonials: https://prolight-sound-guangzhou.hk.messefrankfurt.com/guangzhou/en/press/press-releases/2019/plsg19-fr.html
The 2020 edition of Prolight + Sound Guangzhou will be held from 19-22 February 2020 at Area A and B of the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. For details, visit www.prolightsound-guangzhou.com.
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