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About Prolight + Sound

Prolight + Sound offers a broad spectrum from light and sound, via theatre and stage, to AV systems integration, display and media technology. Here you can find the most important facts and figures about Prolight + Sound.

Prolight + Sound 2021 is cancelled – new digital format in 2021

Dears exhibitors, visitors and everybody interested in Prolight + Sound,

We would like to take this opportunity to give our most heartfelt thanks - for the trust the industry has placed in Prolight + Sound 2021, for the great commitment in a particularly tense time, and especially for the willingness to think out of the box together with us in order to realise a successful event for the people in the sector in this extremely difficult situation.

We all hoped until the very end to meet again in Frankfurt in April. Together we dedicated ourselves to reinvigorate the industry, find ways out of the crisis and inspire each other to restart the event business. However, we also know how important it is, especially in these times, to establish the best possible degree of planning reliability. Currently we are facing a de facto ban on events in Germany - in addition to serious travel restrictions. There is no relief in sight at the moment. Hence, in close consultation with the industry, we have decided to focus on 2022. So there will be no Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main in 2021.

This is a great disappointment for our entire team, which started planning for 2021 immediately after last year's event was cancelled.

Nevertheless, together with you we are looking forward with hope: Despite all these developments, we will offer you new digital exchange and content formats under the Prolight + Sound brand both on the originally planned first day of the trade fair, April 13, 2021, and on other dates throughout the year. We will be in touch with you about this in the next few weeks. And one thing is also clear: after months of shutdown, the desire for events and entertainment will be greater than ever before. Same for the need of personal encounters.

We wish you and the entire industry a lot of positive energy in this economically and emotionally very challenging situation. But above all: stay healthy!

We look forward to seeing you again in person from 26 - 29 April 2022 in Frankfurt - and to an impressive new start for the event industry as soon as the situation allows.


Stephan Kurzawski

Mira Wölfel

Dr. Hendrik Müller-Giegler

Senior Vice President
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Director Prolight + Sound

Director Marketing Communications Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries

Facts and figures 2019*

Prolight + Sound: Numbers of exhibitors and visitors 2019
Prolight + Sound: origin trade visitors 2019
Prolight + Sound: Business sectors of trade visitors 2019
Prolight + Sound: Top 10 countries of origin of trade fair visitors
Prolight + Sound: Interest of trade visitors 2019
Prolight + Sound: Social media activities 2019

* Cumulative figures from Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019.  The 2020 events and Prolight + Sound 2021 event didn´t take place due to the CVID-19 pandemia.

This is Prolight + Sound

Visitors to the Prolight + Sound looking at light and stage technology

Targeted – on your sector!

Prolight + Sound: the name stands for the latest technological solutions and best practices, which generate great experiences for visitors and ensure the success of audio-visual productions. Prolight + Sound is distinguished by a clear main theme – and at the same time, offers a broad spectrum from light and sound, via theatre and stage, to AV systems integration and display and media technology.

Professional – the best leads for you!

With extensive marketing measures, we reach the industry’s decision makers directly, e.g., venue operators, corporate event managers in companies and agencies, interior architects, stage designers, studio operators and systems integrators. Prolight + Sound is clearly positioned as the fair for trade visitors and puts the focus on an exchange of ideas and information between professionals. Every year, more than 10,000 first-time visitors attend the fair – so you can be sure of a continuous supply of new, high-grade contacts.

International – at the gateway to the world!

At Prolight + Sound, you make your presentation in the heart of Europe. From Frankfurt Airport, it is just 20 minutes to the Exhibition Centre. And there is a choice of over 10,000 hotel rooms within walking distance.

Connecting – your customers at the same time and place!

Numerous exhibitors appreciate Prolight + Sound as an unrivalled get-together for the sector. On four days, they meet all their business partners – the perfect opportunity to cultivate relationships! In 2019, we welcomed around 85,000 visitors to the Exhibition Centre. New in 2021: for the first time, we are making available an unlimited contingent of voucher codes, which you can use to invite your customers to visit the fair free of charge.

Future-oriented – the leading launching pad!

Prolight + Sound is the perfect setting for presenting your new products. Many hundreds of journalists and key communicators attend the event and ensure it attracts a lot of attention. Would you like to present your themes or innovations at a press conference? We will be pleased to help you with the organisation. And, even before the doors open, we show selected new products on our social-media channels.

Individual – we make your wishes come true!

From a low cost, fully furnished complete package for less than € 2,000 to a spectacular brand presentation: together, we will find the right solution for your requirements. The Exhibition Centre offers almost unlimited possibilities. For example, you can demonstrate PA systems or LED walls under realistic conditions outdoors. We can also provide separate rooms for indoor presentations.

Impressive – the spotlight on your brand!

Be part of the complementary programme of events at Prolight + Sound! Successful formats such as the ‘Manufacturers’ Forum’ offer you the chance to present your solutions and products at workshops, seminars and demonstrations at no extra cost.