Now in its 15th year, PLASA Focus Leeds is set to return to the Royal Armouries for another year from 9-10 May 2023. Free to attend, the popular regional event connects thousands of professionals with many of the biggest names in live entertainment technololgy.
With a sold-out show floor, PLASA Focus Leeds is set to be a powerful platform for networking and discovery. 150+ brands representing pro audio, AV, lighting, rigging and staging will span two halls, offering visitors the opportunity to see new products up close while speaking face to face with potential new suppliers.
Headline sponsor Ambersphere will showcase the latest from Astera, Ayrton, MA Lighting, Robert Juliat and zactrack. Lighting professionals can also look forward to meeting Artistic License, Avolites, Chauvet Professional, ETC, GLP UK, Robe, and Vari-Lite. Top quality pro audio is also on offer from Bose, d&b audiotechnik, EM Acoustics, Funkton-One, KV2 Audio, Martin Audio, Nexo, and Shure UK.
Heavyweights in rigging and staging technologies will also be in attendance, such as Area Four Industries, Doughty Engineering, Triple E, and UK Rigging.
Not only that, cutting edge AV can be seen as the stands of Epson, PSCo Group. And innovative accessories will be on show courtesy of Drapemakers, Harlequin Floors, J&C Joel, and NSP Cases.
A free programme will run alongside the action on the show floor, with back-to-back sessions aimed to help visitors’ expand their knowledge and elevate their careers. Last year’s programme included sessions on technical standards, event management, sustainability, and pandemic recovery, each led by respected specialists and thought leaders.
Plenty of interactived experiences are available at PLASA Focus Leeds too, with hands-on training sessions and immersive live audio demos – they’re the perfect way for old hands to upskill and new-starters to gain an introduction to professional products. All this and more will be revealed in 2023 programme in the coming weeks.
PLASA’s Head of Events, Sophie Atkinson, comments, “It’s been quite the year for the live sector, from the Platinum Jubilee to the return of Glastonbury Festival – all while facing shortages across the board. We look forward to reflecting all this hard wsork at PLASA Focus Leeds and showcasing the products that make events like these possible. Register for your free entry badge today and we’ll see you there!