The tenth birthday edition of PLASA Focus Leeds takes place today and tomorrow (1-2 May) at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
Free registration is now open, for the first UK platform of the year for product debuts from lighting, audio, AV, rigging and staging sectors.
Funktion-One founder Tony Andrews will be hosting a seminar which will delve into the audio quality differences between file formats, file players, sound cards and mixers using Funktion-One equipment.
Other changes include Martin Hawthorn who has now become vice chair after serving as treasurer since 2010, and Mark Surtees of Outback Rigging who is now treasurer of the association.
Newly added seminars will focus on large-scale light and sound design, approaches to mental health, changes to audio bandwidth, and building a successful lighting team.
More details of the event will be announced over the coming weeks, including sessions with the Audio Engineering Society, and an exciting collaboration with BBC Scotland.
Announcement follows one of the most successful PLASA Show’s in recent history, where Toulmin had a major contribution as director of events, a position he held for five years.
The 40th anniversary of the PLASA Show saw an increase in visitor numbers, a sold-out show floor and a 25% increase in the number of audio companies exhibiting.
The IS-Series, like the manufacturer's tour ready S-Series, leverages controlled summation technology, advanced cone architecture, kevlar drivers and simplified rigging solutions.
Installation editor Paddy Baker will moderate ‘Installations – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’ in the Audio and AV Theatre on Monday 18 September.
New 30-minute Fast Track Sessions, hosted by industry associations, experts and trade unions, are aimed at improving business skills.
First sessions to be announced include sound designers Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin talking about The Encounter and a panel on 3D audio.
Organiser reports high levels of enthusiasm over last week's show, and shares first details of a new outdoor space set to debut in 2018 – the event's tenth anniversary.
Offerings from JBL Pro, Crown and Soundcraft – plus Harman’s Connected PA system – will be on the company's stand when the show opens tomorrow.
Appointment of Robert Griffiths is part of a new phase for the company focusing on 'heightened local representation'.
Over 175 audio, lighting and rigging brands will be in attendance, while the Professional Development Programme will return again.
E15 and S10 line array loudspeakers will be on show at this year's event, currently taking place from 18-19 January at the SECC.
Newly appointed sales partner SFL Group will also show off the DS10 audio network bridge, which will be a focus of attention during the Dante event.