Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2018: standing out from the crowd for audio and visual integration
GUANGZHOU, China, May 18, 2018
Last week, Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2018 (PLSG) presented the world’s audio and lighting industries with the largest edition in its history with a total of 75,993 visitors (+2.7%).
Shining a spotlight on the recent growth of system integration in the areas of audio, lighting, communication, conferencing and KTV, were a total of 1,300 exhibitors (+4%) from 25 countries and regions. Attendees gathered across 130,000 sqm of exhibition space across 13 halls and the Y-Channel area.
Ms Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, was delighted with the immediate outcome of the 2018 edition: “With the show’s refined approach in product zoning and offerings, it is very encouraging to see the growth in visitors and exhibitors this year. The continued happiness of our participants is testament to the show’s commitment in responding to the industry’s transforming needs.”
The top registered visiting countries and regions were mainland China, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, the USA, Russia and Singapore, with specific international buyer delegations from Taiwan and Korea.
Many key international audio and lighting brands were present at the show, including Absen, Bosch, Bose, d&b audiotechnik, Harman International, Kvant, Madrix, Pangolin, SE Audiotechnik, Sennheiser, SGM, Shure, Yamaha.
The concurrent fringe programme helped raise the bar for information exchange. A consistently packed audience took part in the highly anticipated PLSG Annual Training Course which covered technical skills for large-scale outdoor events for system designers and engineers.
“PLSG is a very important fair for us to promote our range of products in China – a market we are proactively trying to enter. Also, at this show we can see more and more international brands. Total solutions in audio and visual are a clear trend for the industry here, and the offerings at the show help demonstrate this future direction. We’re also very happy with the quality and quantity of visitors.”
Ms Joyce Tang, Marketing Manager, Bose Electronics (Shanghai) Co Ltd
“I’m happy to see all the exhibitors here are very energetic about PLSG, because it means they bring their best products to participants. During the show, I have engaged with many customers from different sectors, including end-users such as government bodies and system integrators. I’m looking forward to turning these into actual business after the show.”
Mr Ling Jun Luo, Guangdong Province Platform Manager, Guangzhou Creator Technology Co Ltd
“I am attending the fair with 36 association members. Our trip this time is quite successful, as there is a broad selection of imported and exported brands on offer. In the past, we needed to go to European shows to learn about new technologies and meet with international brands, but now we can also find them here in China.”
Mr Frank Wang, Chairman, Entertainment Equipment & Digital Communications Technology Association
Fringe programme comments
“Mistakes come at the same cost everywhere, meaning educational programmes such as the PLSG Training Course are vital for the Chinese entertainment industry to learn how to avoid disasters during public events.”
Mr Tim Roberts, Director, The Event Safety Shop Ltd (UK), Speaker of PLSG Annual Training Course
The next edition will be held on 24-27 February 2019 at the same venue, continuing its journey as a leading platform for the audio visual, professional light and sound industries in China.