Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2024 opens today with its largest ever exhibition space spanning across 21 halls

China’s largest pro audio and lighting trade fair, Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is set to take place in Areas A and B of the China Import and Export Fair Complex from 23 – 26 May 2024. The 22nd edition will feature 2,136 exhibitors and brands across 21 thematic halls, offering a dynamic platform for manufacturers, integrators, distributors, end-users and industry enthusiasts to engage in a comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge products and solutions. Spanning 200,000 sqm, this year’s show’s scale represents an impressive 57.7% increase compared to the previous edition, making it the largest in the history of PLSG.
The organisers are actively exploring new ways for industry peers to appreciate the benefits of system integration and unlock the ever-growing potential of the entertainment and pro AV industry. Ms Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd says, “We are fully committed to providing the industry with a comprehensive and reliable business exchange platform for industrial upgrades. Under the concept of ‘Audiovisual +’, the exhibition hall has been strategically planned to promote the industry advancement and enhance buyers’ sourcing experience. 21 thematic halls and Y channel demonstration area will feature five key product groups – pro audio products, pro lighting, communication and conferencing products, multimedia systems and solutions, and KTV technologies to meet the demand for vertical market penetration.”

A one-stop sourcing experience awaits visitors as they will have the opportunity to discover numerous new brands alongside a strong presence of returning exhibitors at this year’s fair. Leading brands include Bailifeng, Color Imagination, Dage, DJ Power, DLW, Eway, Fohhn, Golden Ginkgo, Huifeng, Hushan, Jolly, Laserworld, Maingo, Mooncell, Music Tribe, Pearl River Kayserburg, PLA, Ruifeng Intelligence, Se Audiotechnik Yacheng, Yafeng, Yellowriver Lighting, Youeasy, YouShiWeiXin and more.
Expanding the horizons of professional lighting, audio and visual solutions
Six vertical sectors including entertainment, architecture, commercial, culture and tourism, education and end users will witness the full spectrum of professional lighting, audio, pro AV solutions and visual applications in the highly-anticipated 2024 edition.

Pro AV solutions and products will be on display in Area A – six Audio Brand Name Halls covering communication & conferencing, media systems & solutions and line array, two KTV halls and five professional audio halls. These halls will feature world-class pro AV solutions and integrated experience technologies.

Lighting will take centre stage in Area B with its largest scale ever at PLSG – seven expanded lighting halls demonstrating the evolution of lighting in the live performance industry. Over 700 lighting and stage manufacturers will bring a comprehensive range of products to support various market needs.

A collection of highly influential players like ACE, ACME, Audio-technica, BBS, Bosch, Bose, Botai, Charming, d&b Audiotechnik, DSPPA, Eagle Truss, EZ Pro, Fine Art, Goldensea, Harman International, ITC, Longjoin Group, Nightsun, PioneerDJ, QiangLi JuCai, Sennheiser, Shure, Soundking, Star-net, Taiden, Takstar, Thunderstone, Yamaha, and ZhongHui, to name a few, takes centre stage.

Additionally, PLSG has enhanced the music production section by expanding the Recording and Production zones, transforming the event into a hotspot for sound professionals and end users from all fields of application, from live sound reinforcement to recording, mixing, mastering and DJing. Current products from brands such as ACE Studio, Antelope Audio, Aixinjufu, Central Music, Ding Dong Audio, Galyet Tech, Global Audio Lan, Groovetubes, ICKB, LE Mictech, Music King, NDT, NF Audio, Pretty Sound, Relacart, RME, Treain and many more will be presented and demonstrated here.
A wealth of fringe events and specialised showcase to keep fairgoers inspired
To help industry professionals in integrating and deploying equipment in real-world settings, PLS Unicorn series hosted in Hall 9.3 of Area B will also provide a cutting-edge exhibition of lighting and audio capabilities. Together with the immersive demo of L-Acoustics, it will showcase how technologies, stage machinery, and digital media can transform any place into immersive entertainment venues, enhancing cultural experiences.

The new specialised showcase, Visual X, aims to forge connections between leading industry software and hardware solution providers and digital content creators. Exploring applications of digital visual technology and intelligent displays, the showcase will facilitate interactions and cooperation opportunities between industry association members and buyers, driving the industry’s transformation.

Education has always been a key focus at PLSG. This year, representatives from SDVoE, NDI, Dante AV and IPMX will share insights on leveraging different protocols for high performance AV network deployments in education, healthcare, enterprise, entertainment, hospitality, and retail. System integrators, designers, consultants, installers and manufacturers will surely appreciate the programme’s content for navigating the new AV-over-IP ecosystem.

Audio technology have been fundamental pillars of PLSG. Another new feature is Immersive Sound Reinforcement Technology Application and Development Seminar, jointly organised with School of Music and Recording Arts, CUC and leading pro audio companies. Led by influential industry heavyweights, sound designers from Beijing Echo, d&b audiotechnik, DMT, EZpro, Rightway Audio will attend as speakers, the course will introduce the latest advancement in immersive sound system’s technologies and applications.

Global influence: PLSG gains extensive industry support
The show continues to garner support from various local and international industry associations and media through cross-cultural collaboration. Messe Frankfurt has invited media platforms from South America, namely Latamstage and Musica & Mercado, have been invited by Messe Frankfurt to join the fair. Other participating international associations this year include Entertainment Equipment & Digital Communications Technology Association (EEDCTA) from Taiwan, and Vietnam Bar Karaoke Furniture Audio Lighting Association. Meanwhile, long-standing local representatives like the China Association of Recording Engineers and The Acousto-optic Video Industry Alliance will also lend their support. With extensive industry recognition, PLSG 2024 solidifies its position as the premier platform for the professional audio, lighting and video industry in China and beyond.

Prolight + Sound Guangzhou is organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Guangdong International Science and Technology Exhibition Co Ltd (STE).

Info: www.prolightsound-guangzhou.com

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