This year’s edition of Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2019 (PLSG) will broaden buyers’ sourcing options by featuring 1,350 exhibitors across 13 thematic halls and in the Y-Channel demonstration area. The highly anticipated show will take place from 24 – 27 February 2019 at Area A of China Import and Export Fair Complex.
In line with market shift towards more technological convergence, Hall 4.2 (Communication and Conference) and Hall 5.2 (Media Systems and Solutions) of the show will feature the latest innovations amongst entertainment, communication and media systems, while the KTV hall and Theatre K. Pub will focus on customised entertainment equipment.
Announced earlier at the fair’s Gala Dinner, many worldwide brands will come to participate once again, with reputable exhibitors including AKG, Audio-Technica, Ava LED, Beta-3, BMB, Bosch, Bose, d&b audiotechnik, DAS, dB Technologies, Eagle, EM Acoustics, Fidek, Fine Art, Gonsin, Haimei, Harman International, Hivi, ITC, Klotz, Kvant, Laserworld, Longjoin, Meyer Sound, Mipro, Nan Yi, Nightsun, Plustruss, QSC, Rainbow, RCF, SE Audiotechnik, Seikaku, Sennheiser, Shure, Soundking, Star-net, Taiden, Takstar, Thunderstone, Viashow, Yamaha and Yes-tech.
Addressing the need for high-level technical exchange
Whilst serving as a four-day industry event, PLSG also provides a market information exchange platform beyond the fair itself. As the entertainment, event planning, stage design and integration sectors become more interrelated than ever, a series of high-rate events will be held to support industry peers in moving towards the intelligent technology and collaboration era.
For instance, the signature PLSG Annual Training Course will feature a range of sessions with inspirational speakers across the audio, lighting, event management, system integration and AV technology sectors. Set to delivering more diverse range of industry insights inside the regime of entertainment technology, the programme will be divided into two themes:
Maintaining and modernising performance venue
This theme will see experts from the audio, lighting and stage industries share techniques to maintain, revamp and upgrade in different performance venues.
- Theatre-based application on AVoIP
- LED: the new language for high performance lighting
- Construction, management and safety aspects of system equipment in performance venues
- A new performance: lighting control of game facilities in theme park
- The latest application of lighting systems for the operation and management of performance venues
Overview of AoIP Networking and Media System Integration
This theme aims to advise industry peers in selecting the best network option for the different AV solutions and understand different network infrastructures.
- AVIT panel discussion: AI, New Era! (New)
- Audio networking standard: AES67 in projects (New)
- Exploring networked audio protocols: AVB, Cobranet & Dante
- Dante certification training
In addition, PLSG will be working together with the Guangdong Association of Stage Art on the launch of the first manuscript showcase of stage art design in Guangdong, under the theme Traces: Visible Thinking. Designers from the stage art, lighting, costume, makeup, props and sound design sectors will showcase their ‘visible thinking’, and will nourish the show with a hint of artistic nature.
Meanwhile, the large-scale outdoor line array demonstration will expand even further at the 2019 show, with four major exhibition areas in 1.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 held concurrently for the first time. Among them, there will be eight overseas well-known audio brands displaying high-quality sound with ’double string’ line arrays, providing participants with a moving auditory experience in a concert setting.