By PSW Staff • April 15, 2013 A packed house at the Yamaha booth at PL+S 2013 Last week’s Prolight+Sound and Musikmesse 2013 show in Frankfurt, German drew a reported record high 113,000-plus visitors (from 142 countries), surpassing the previous record for attendance set in 2009. Last year’s figures were 109,481 visitors from 120 countries. “This visitor response has far surpassed our own expectations and that of the exhibitors”, says Detlef Braun, managing director of Messe Frankfurt. “With 113,000, the visitor numbers not only exceeded last years results by three percent, but it also surpasses the all-time record high from 2009 (112,478 visitors). “This is a fantastic result for these two innovative and very market-active industry sectors at their leading shows here in Frankfurt am Main.” The visitor growth was divided equally over the trade and public days. Accordingly, the increase was also equally distributed in terms of national and international visitors. “Especially noteworthy is the fact that with over 42,300 overseas visitors, the increase of international visitors is comparable to the increase in national visitors,“ explains Braun. The visitors came mainly from Germany (71,200 visitors; 2012: 68,267) as well as from the Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, the Russian Federation, Sweden and Poland. The increase can be mainly attributed to new visitors from Italy, Belgium, Austria and Russia More than 30,000 products were on display, and as always, new products were a primary focus. We’re presenting many of them here, and be sure to check back during the week for updates. 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