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Line-up of seminar sessions for PLASA Glasgow 2017 announced

Line-up of seminar sessions for PLASA Glasgow 2017 announced

PLASA has collaborated with some of the industry’s leading experts, brands and production teams to expand its free-to-attend seminar programme for the PLASA Focus Glasgow show, which returns to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on 18th and 19th January 2017.

Production services supplier, Adlib, has partnered with two of its biggest brands, Martin Professional and L-Acoustics, to deliver both a video and audio seminar respectively. Martin Professional will demo the ease of setting up and mapping creative LED fixtures including using their VDO FACE 5, Sceptron, and VC video ranges. On the audio side, L-Acoustics Application Engineer & Educator François Montignies will discuss how to get the best from your line array set-up in a session titled “Variable Curvature Line Source & Soundvision.”

Adlib’s Sales and Business Development Manager, Barclay Dakers, comments: “We are delighted to contribute to the PLASA Glasgow seminar programme, for what will be our second year running. PLASA’s regional shows have always been very beneficial to us, we have recently opened new office and warehousing facilities in Glasgow, so this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the world-class brands we work with to the Scottish region.”

Other new highlights to the audio programme include: “Line sources, or should we consider other Points” with d&b audiotechnik’s Steve Jones. With the help of a few experiments, Steve will explore the benefits and drawbacks of line array and point-source systems. And in a thought-provoking seminar, James Bottrill from Ampetronic will discuss “The Importance of Assistive Listening” when designing an audio system for a venue.

The UK Government’s, Department for International Trade will complete this year’s exceptionally wide ranging programme of content. A discussion panel will discuss “The Experience Economy,” including what it is and how to use it to drive and win business. The panel will be hosted by Richard Parry, who leads the Department for International Trade’s experience economy team.

Running alongside the show, The AV User Group regional meeting, lunch and networking drinks will take place at SECC Glasgow on Thursday 19th January 2017. While it is a member’s event, all AV professionals are welcome to attend providing they sign up to the AV User Group.

‘’PLASA prides itself on being a thought leader for the industry’’ says PLASA’s Events Director, Chris Toulmin, ‘’we are delighted to welcome industry bellwethers such as Martin Professional and L-Acoustics to share their technical knowledge and encourage professional development in the industry.’’

“These new sessions accompany an already busy schedule, including sessions with the Association of Lighting Designers, Shure UK, and the Riggers’ Forum, which always draws a good crowd” adds Chris, ‘’I’m excited for what will be another fantastic show.’’

PLASA Focus Glasgow is a free-to-attend two-day exhibition showcasing the latest technology used in live events, concerts, tours, theatre productions, venue installations and leisure attractions. To see the full PLASA programme and to register interest in attending any of the sessions, please visit http://glasgow.plasafocus.com/seminar-programme

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