Prolight + Sound & IABM to Extend AV & Radio Applications Program

For the first time, the IABM (International Association for Broadcast and Media Technology) will be working with Prolight + Sound organizers on a complementary program with a lecture series on innovative AV and radio applications. The 25th annual Prolight + Sound trade fair will take place from March 31 to April 3, 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany

Some of the key areas of the content will include IP-based broadcasting technologies, interoperability between AV devices, the ever more complex landscape of competing standards and specifications, as well as general trends in media technology. In addition, IABM will advise the organizers of Prolight + Sound on sector-specific issues, will help with exhibitor and visitor acquisition and will also be represented with an exhibition stand in Hall 11.0.

“The shift towards AVoIP solutions and cloud-based workflows has engendered a considerable need for further professional development, even amongst experts, who have been in the business a long time. We are delighted to have on board a partner with IABM’s expertise and excellent network links throughout the sector, so as to be able to give even greater coverage to innovations in the broadcasting and media technology segment at Prolight + Sound,” says Mira Wölfel, Director of Prolight + Sound.

"As an international get-together for the entire event and media technology business, Prolight + Sound is of outstanding importance. We are looking forward to bring our industry knowledge to the event and to some interesting discussions with visitors at our exhibition stand," says Andreas Hilmer, Chair of the Board at IABM. “We are committed to supporting our members at major shows and events around the world, and Prolight + Sound is increasingly being supported by our members as professional video and audio becomes ever more widely adopted beyond its traditional broadcast application”, adds Peter White, CEO, IABM.

New to the event is a dedicated area in Hall 11.0 where IABM members and other interested companies can exhibit at a ready-made, turnkey stand at a specially reduced rate. On a lecture platform immediately next door, experts in their field will give talks on current issues in AV media technology. The program items offered by IABM will be held here, too. The collaboration will also be supported by extensive marketing measures to further enhance the quality – and quantity - of the trade visitors from the AV media technology segment.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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