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Press release Prolight + Sound NAMM. June 2017

Jun 28, 2017

Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia returns in three months New in 2017: visitor programme offers professional tours for sound engineers, lighting artists, event organizers and technical specialists Free tickets for Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia available online

There are only three months to go before Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia opens its doors, and with it, a wealth of opportunity for lighting and sound professionals. Now in its sixth year, the show serves as the main industry event and the biggest international show in Russia and the CIS countries for professional equipment and technologies for entertainment, integrated systems and creation. The show takes place September 14-16, 2017 in ECC Sokolniki in Moscow, Russia and will be located in Pavilion 4 (general exposition of the fair), Pavilion 4.1 (visitor registration and Forum Event LIVE), Pavilion 4.2 (Theatre Forum) and on the Festival Square (Concert Sound Demonstration).

Globally renowned brands from Austria, China, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia Turkey, UK, and the U.S. have already confirmed their participation. Besides long-standing participants such as MixArt Distribution, OKNO-Audio, Asia Music, SiM Group, ChainMaster, LTM, Robe Lighting and others, companies like Best Vision Projection Screens (Turkey), Klotz AIS (Germany), and Svetopult (Russia) will exhibit at Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia for the first time. Returning companies include POP-Music and Yarovit. Alexander Romanovskiy, the CEO of Yarovit, speaks about the importance of participation as an exhibitor: “First of all, exhibitions should be a tool, which helps to increase sales. Of course, brand recognition, presentation of new products, etc. are very important, but the final value of any event is sales.”

Being in a competitive market, companies understand the importance of direct contact with visitors and care about their presence at the show. Therefore, they carefully choose the products for display and make a program for visitors: “We will show some new products of the pro audio market – digital mixing consoles, digital radio systems, compact and very powerful sound reinforcement kits, studio microphones, electronic drum sets and many accessories that make life easier. On top of this, we have some surprises in store and will invite visitors to join our prize draw,” says Viktor Melentyev, CEO of POP-Music.

In addition to the extensive range of products, Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia 2017 will also present a diverse business and educational program, covering key issues in the field of stage and studio equipment, installations, technologies and services for entertainment. For the first time this year, the organizers will present professional technical tours for visitors. Developed in cooperation with specialized organizations and with the support of leading specialists, the tours will give a full picture of the exhibition’s technologies and systems, introduce them with new products and give visitors the opportunity to ask technical questions from a variety of experts. In 2017, the organizers offer technical tours for the following groups of visitors:

– Sound engineers (with the support of the school for sound engineers Mixing School)

– Lighting artists (supported by School of Lighting Design LiDS)

– Event-companies and event organizers (supported by MAX / MAX Production)

– Heads and technical specialists of theatres (as part of the Theatre Forum program)

In 2017, the Theatre Forum will focus on the principles and mechanisms of construction, reconstruction and re-equipment of cultural institutions. The Theatre Forum programme features:

– Reports from the leading Russian theatres and contractors who perform work on the technical re-equipment of cultural institutions

– Presentations of new products and the latest solutions in the field of professional equipment for theatres

– Technical tours to Moscow theatres

– Business meetings with manufacturers of equipment, design bureaus, and contractors for stage technology

Sponsored business trips are a brand new offer of Theatre Forum. Heads of theatres, cultural institutions, managers and specialists of technical services, artistic and production directors will be able to meet at the negotiating table with equipment suppliers, contractors and project organizations. The show organizers provide grants for the hotel accommodation to theatres, which are planning to implement technical reconstruction and renovation projects. For more information, contact the coordinator of Theatre Forum Mrs. Marina Novobrantseva - Tel +7 (921) 988 11 53,

marina.novobrantseva@russia.messefrankfurt.com

Moreover, on all days of the exhibition, visitors can attend dealer conferences from exhibitors and experience an extensive educational program for sound designers including master-classes, seminars and concert sound demonstrations.

Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia is and has been supported by professional associations and governmental institutions for six years. MF Group, Euroshow and First Line are the main technical partners of the exhibition.

The show will be held in parallel with NAMM Musikmesse Russia, the international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and music business connections. More information at www.namm-musikmesse.ru.

Online registration is now available by visiting www.prolight-namm.ru

See you at Prolight + Sound NAMM Russia!

Other Prolight + Sound fairs worldwide:

-       Prolight + Sound Shanghai

11 to 14 October 2017, Shanghai, China

-       Prolight + Sound Middle East

17 to 19 October 2017, Dubai

-       Prolight + Sound

10 to 13 April 2018, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

-       Prolight + Sound Guangzhou

10 – 13 May 2018, Guangzhou, China

 

Other NAMM Shows worldwide

-       Summer NAMM

13 to 15 July 2017, Nashville, Tennessee

-       The NAMM Show

25 to 28 January 2018, Anaheim, California

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,300 employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €647 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.

With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

For more information, please visit our website at:

www.messefrankfurt.com | www.congressfrankfurt.de | www.festhalle.de

About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 member companies located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.