All important key players are represented at Prolight + Sound 2017
“The high levels of interest on the part of exhibitors impressively underlines the relevance of Prolight + Sound for the entire industry,” says Michael Biwer, Group Show Director of the Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries Division at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. “In the wake of the positive development which the sector is experiencing, companies are taking advantage of this unique worldwide trade and marketing platform to promote their innovations to an international professional public, including wholesalers and retailers, distributors, professional users and media representatives, as well as to make contact with young talents and potential new members of the industry.
Amongst the companies that have already signed up are major names in the sector such as Adam Hall, Amptown, Audio-Technica, Ayrton, Chain Master, Coda Audio, Digico, ETC – Electronic Theatre Controls, FBT Elettronica, Gerriets, GLP German Light Products, JB-Lighting, L-Acoustics, Lawo, MA Lighting, Martin Professional, Meyer Sound, Monacor International, Music & Lights, Nivtec-Flexibel, Panasonic, Prolyte Group, ROBE Lighting, Sennheiser, SGM Light, and many others. Moreover, many companies are promoting themselves, their products and services in larger stands than last year. These include, amongst others: Altman, Chauvet, Clay Paky, dbTechnologies, DPA Microphones, Klotz, KS Beschallungstechnik, Milos, Pioneer, Riedel, and Stagemaster – at the same time, Georg Neumann GmbH are to be represented with a stand of their own in 2017.
The move to the eastern section of the exhibition grounds, in 2016, paved the way for further extension of the product portfolio in both breadth and depth. In the end, a total of 940 companies from 47 countries presented themselves, their products and services at the event. Some 44,000 members of the sector, from 121 countries, came to get information about new products and to take advantage of the extensive programme of professional development opportunities on offer. Once again Prolight + Sound set new records in exhibitor and visitor numbers.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.