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Prolight + Sound Announces New BIZLounge Digital Exchange Format For Entertainment Tech Industry

Free registration now open for April 13 online program presenting strategies for a successful restart of the industry, education and human resource development in times of the pandemic, and more.
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Prolight + Sound has announced BIZLounge, a new digital information format for the event community that will be first held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, which was originally slated to be the opening day of the organization’s annual trade show and conference.

Among other topics, the full-day program will highlight strategies and framework conditions for a successful restart of the event industry. In addition, participants will receive information about the sustainable and resource-saving organization of events. Another focus will be addressing the effects of Brexit on the industry as well as education and human resource development in times of the pandemic. Following the 30-minute presentations and discussion rounds, the presenters will take time to answer questions from the participants.

“There is no doubt that nothing can compensate for the face-to-face encounter,” says Mira Wölfel, Director of Prolight + Sound. “Against this background, the Prolight + Sound BIZLounge is not planned as a replacement for the cancelled event at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. Rather, we want to offer people in the hard-hit event industry a high-quality, location-independent opportunity to exchange ideas and find solutions, while we turn our focus together with the industry to the upcoming Prolight + Sound 2022 as an on-site event. We are very pleased about the great commitment of our partners and are looking forward to new approaches for the future of the event industry.”

BIZLounge is being created in cooperation with various industry organizations, including the associations organized in the Forum Event Industry (Forum Veranstaltungswirtschaft), BDKV (Federal Association of the Concert and Event Industry), EVVC (European Association of Event Centres), i.s.d.v. (Community of Interest for Self-Employed Service Providers in the Event Industry), VPLT (The German Entertainment Technology Association), LiveKomm (Federal Association LiveMusicCommission). Other partners include bvvs (Federal Association for Event Safety), DTHG (German Theatre Technical Society), NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), OETHG (Austrian Theatre Technical Society), PEARLE – Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Association League Europe), and PLASA (Professional Lighting and Sound Association). Moreover, numerous educational institutions will also participate in the format. Presenters include industry professionals as well as representatives from business and science.

The program will be held entirely in English language and is aimed at suppliers and users of technological systems, event managers in companies and agencies, venue operators as well as students and trainees in the event industry. Free registration is now open here.

The next Prolight + Sound show will open its doors April 26-29, 2022.

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