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Prolight + Sound

(25 April 2023 - 28 April 2023 )
Venue: Messe Frankfurt
Location: Germany , Frankfurt am Main

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Event Update:

Prolight+Sound 2023 will take place at Messe Frankfurt in Germany. The event will be held between 25.04.2023 and 28.04.2023. The fair will be in an in-person format. While at present, Germany does not have domestic Covid-19 safety regulations, attendees will be advised to follow several recommendations. Among them are:

  • Attendees should maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 meters between one another. Delegates should consider wearing surgical masks in indoor space. Attendants should cough or sneeze into the crook of their arms and away from other visitors. They should also avoid making physical contact with each other, such as shaking hands.  

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions, attendees will have to present 3G entry documents upon arrival in the country. Such include proof of recovery, vaccination or negative test results.

Calling Card

Prolight + Sound is the global media and entertainment technology industry's main event. It is the showcasing location for the best practices and latest technological solutions. This allows visitors to experience the effects of the newest innovations. The fair offers a wide spectrum of products and is where many decision-makers meet. These include venue operators, corporate event managers, stage designers, and studio operators. The fair places a strong focus on the exchange of information and ideas. It also focuses on networking. The fair is held at Messe Frankfurt and is among Frankfurt’s key events. 

Business Profile of the Event

The Prolight+Sound event is a valuable source of new contacts and information. The event receives delegates from educational institutions, public authorities, and commerce industry professionals. Event venue managers are also among the attending. Likewise, architectural/engineering/planning services providers and music industry professionals visit the fair. Event service organisers, media, skilled trades, and music therapy specialists also attend. Among the notable companies that have attended is A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd.

What Was New for Prolight+Sound 2022?

The 2022 edition of Prolight+Sound had several new additions to the fair’s program. The topic of focus for the edition was the ProStage sector. In the area, attendees could examine various events of interest. These included product presentations by key sector players and a comprehensive education programme. The keynote of the programme was the main stage (The Stage). During the keynote, brands presented themselves via various product demonstrations. Also, The Stage featured an extensive series of lectures and workshops. The focus of the workshops and lectures were innovative stage production solutions. 

The fair also included a new zone known as The Future Hub. This zone focused on aspiring companies and innovators via focus spaces. This included the Start-up Area where new enterprises could present themselves. There was also the “At the Campus”. It was where universities presented event courses of study. The Career Centre area was also worth visiting. This was where professionals could meet with companies searching for new candidates. The keynote of the new zone was the Green Event Space Contest. The Contest awarded prizes to presentations oriented towards a green future. Such presentations focused on ecological sustainability and social aspects.

The ProAudio zone included a new area of interest – the ProStudio Village. The area contained professional music and audio production solutions. It also served as the ideal location for showcasing products from the Musikmesse. This included synthesizers, signal processors, controls, and recording hardware and software. 

Did You Know? 

Prolight+Sound is an event fair with several industry goals as its intent. These include networking. Additionally, the event aims to help start-up companies gain recognition. The fair also encourages information exchange among professionals. 

To achieve its goals, the event includes a wide range of events and zones. The zones include the ProStage, Prolight, ProAudio, ProMedia, and ProEvent zones. These zones often include new locations such as the Pro DJ SMF. The exhibition space of the fair can also include new zones, such as the Future Hub. Each of the zones has its own focus area and program. 

The fair also includes a series of conferences. Among the notable ones that act as keynotes is the Manufacturer’s Forum. Each of the keynotes has various main topics. 

The fair’s main program also includes ample opportunities for gaining recognition. Among them are the award ceremonies. These include the Sinus and Opus Awards. The Sinus Awards, for example, honour creative and artistic solutions in audiovisual installations. 

Professionals from many sectors can gain useful information from attending the fair. Such include full-time musicians, DJs, and music producers. Also, event managers and service providers can learn new valuable solutions. Music therapy specialists can gain new insight from attending. So will professionals who work in the architectural/engineering/planning services.

Your Hotel Room in Frankfurt

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected to meet your specific needs. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Frankfurt with an ideal location and price tag. This will allow you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Messe Frankfurt for a quicker commute. We have experience in working with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The complete process of registration can take up to a day, and you can leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs Ltd can assist with logistics as well. For instance, you can request an airport transfer or a rent-a-car in both directions, whether it is private or shared.

Logistics 

Prolight+Sound is an annual event hosted at Messe Frankfurt for 4 days. Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH organises the fair. The fair’s visiting hour for the first 3 days is between 10 am and 6 pm. The last day of the fair takes place between 10 am and 5 pm. Messe Frankfurt has a strategical and convenient position within Frankfurt. It is close to main transport hubs such as the airport and central railway station. Likewise, the exhibition centre is close to the city centre. Reaching the venue from these key hubs and areas is easy as there is a wide range of alternatives. For instance, from the airport to the messe, the travelling time is 20 minutes by taxi. Alternatively, the same distance via the S-Bahn train or by bus would take 35 minutes. From the Central Station or Hauptbahnhof, you can reach the messe in 16 minutes via the S-Bahn. The same distance via taxi would take between 9 and 11 minutes. And should you opt to travel the distance on foot, you would need 32 minutes to reach the venue.

Frankfurt has around 10 000 hotels rooms available throughout the city. Many of the hotels are in areas such as the city centre, near the airport or in districts such as West End. Smaller cities, such as Kelsterbach, are also a suitable choice.

Audience and Statistics

Prolight+Sound has a high rate of attendance. For instance, 85,000 visitors and 1,606 exhibitors attended its 2019 edition. Attendees came from 131 countries, including the Netherlands, China, Italy, and Switzerland. They also represented nations such as France, Belgium, the UK, and Austria. Furthermore, delegates from Russia and Spain attended the fair during its 2019 edition. Both visitors and exhibitors represented a large group of industries. These included commerce, the music industry, lighting, broadcast and television technology, and media. 

Past Editions

2022

Prolight + Sound 2022 occurred between the dates 26.04.2022 and 29.04.2022. The edition was held as a live trade show at Messe Frankfurt and did not incorporate strict Covid-19 safety measures. This was due to the country removing its domestic regulations in April 2022. 391 exhibitors and 19,121 visitors attended the edition. The visitors represented 93 countries, while the exhibitors represented 32 nations.

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