Audio and entertainment lighting event PLASA is driving forward “a progressive new approach” with its 2015 edition.
Part of the new programme is PLASA’s sector specific seminar offering, which will see an increase from two to five theatres.
Additionally, existing demo spaces are being built on; key networking spaces, such as the show bar and zones in the sector hubs, are being reintroduced; and the show will open late on its second day.
Christopher Toulmin, director of Events Division at PLASA, said the event will focus on five major sectors of the live entertainment technology world: Lighting, Audio, Stage, AV and Live Broadcast, when it returns to London on 4-6 October.
“Each sector is individually supported by manufacturer led content, as well as PLASA’s own industry leading Professional Development Programme,” he added.
This approach comes in part from PLASA’s ‘Focus’ model, which is being applied to the London show for the first time and will see these sector specific hubs occupying the show floor.
“The different sectors will feature hands-on sessions and networking opportunities with like-minded exhibitors and visitors.”
In addition to this, the team will create some unique large-scale demonstration facilities immediately adjacent to the main show floor, where key exhibitors will be able to show and demonstrate their products to best effect and in the ideal environment.
Topics for the seminars will include: The Basics of Acoustics, a How to Guide for Monitoring, Digital Console Architecture and Future Spectrum for audio; Conventional light sources to LED, Projection Mapping workshops and Content Revolution: 4K and beyond for video.