Prolight + Sound Guangzhou 2021 concluded with 82,740 visitors in attendance, marking its largest edition yet. Industry peers gathered at the in-person fair to make face-to-face business connections and discover the latest products and innovations. A total of 1,386 exhibitors showcased their products on the show floor.
Partcipating brands included Artsound, Audinate, Audio-Technica, BBS, Big Dipper, BIK, BMB, Boray, Bosch, Bose, Celestion, Concord, D&B Audiotechnik, D&Q, DJ Power, Eagle Truss, EZ Pro, Fidek, Fiontu, Golden Sea, Gonsin, Haimei, Harman International, Hikvision, Hivi, HTDZ, IAG, ITC, Kobble, Logitech, Longjoin Group, Maingo, Meyer Sound, Mingjing, Mipro, Mode, NDT, NEC, Polar Lights, Sandy Audio, Sennheiser, Show, Showven, Shure, Soundbox, Soundking, Star-net, Taiden, Takstar, The One Studio, Thunderstone, Tricolor, Viashow, Yamaha, Yeahtone, Yes Tech, Yinchuang, Youlon, Zhonghui, Zobo, Zsound and more.
This year contained many firsts for PLSG, with the organizers introducing three new “Immersive Experience Zones” in Halls 12.2 and 13.2 to demonstrate how lighting, sound technologies, stage machinery and digital media can be deployed in cultural and entertainment venues.
“PLSG is a highly influential industry event with professional visitors,” Thomas Su, Head of Product & Resource Strategy, ACME, said. “In the era of digitization, the exhibition has continued to innovate its product display methods. The ‘PLS XStage,’ for example, is very impressive, adventurous and enlightening. Instead of a simple product showcase, it provides a real-life display of application uses, giving audiences an intuitive feel for how products can be deployed. It also helps us to communicate with our customers in a more efficient way. Exhibitors have all showcased their most advanced products, as well as impressive sound and light performances. We can also see that the show is well positioned to become more widely recognized in the international market.”
Both exhibitors and buyers benefited from the newly launched “PLSG21: Live and Online” digital platform, which ran in tandem with the physical fair to create business opportunities both online and at the fairground in Guangzhou. As part of the initiative, the organizers cooperated with industry media HC360.com and Mega Stage to provide live coverage of the exhibition including seminars, onsite activities and interviews with company representatives.
This year’s program had something in store for visitors from all corners of the industry. With seminar and training themes aligned and located according to the hall arrangements, visitors could source, create business connections and learn about the latest technical trends with ease.
Many new topics and applications were covered this year, including AVoIP, conferencing systems, Dante networking technology, Depence² application, lighting control, lighting design, live event planning and live sound systems, just to name a few.
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