Prolight + Sound 2022 closes: emotional encounters and a great spirit of optimism
The future of the event and entertainment sector has begun! This was the unmistakable signal transmitted by Prolight + Sound 2022 after bathing the halls of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in a sea of light, effects, sounds and inspiration from 26. to 29. April. Around 20,000 visitors from 93 countries took part in this tremendous reunion of the event industry, discovered the latest technological trends and gathered valuable insights for successful business within the framework of the #Restart.
Welcome home: Prolight + Sound to reunite the event industry and to kick off the trade fair season 2022 in Frankfurt
Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main from 26 to 29 April 2022 offers a host of insights into the future of event and media technology. For the sector, the show is a great reunion following the two-year break due to the pandemic. It is also the first event of this year at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre and thus represents two major steps into normality in the event business.
Prolight + Sound: Star DJs and producers ESKEI83 and Josi Miller to headline the Performance + Production Hub
With the Performance + Production Hub, Prolight + Sound 2022 offers a new, interactive experience zone for visitors from the audio production, DJing and digital live performance segments. On all four days of the fair (26 to 29 April 2022), the Hub presents a top programme of workshops and showcases by international artists – now, two additional greats from the scene have been confirmed as headliners: ESKEI83, renowned as the tour DJ of the ‘Fantastische Vier’ hip-hop band, will give insights into his turntable skills. Also taking part is Josi Miller, who made a name for herself in the scene as Trettmann’s DJ and as a solo artist, and who is currently considered to be the figurehead of female artists in Germany.
Premiere of the “Green Event Day” at Prolight + Sound: Moving into a sustainable future together!
Spectacular staging and ecological action can go hand in hand. This is the signal that Prolight + Sound 2022 is sending out with the premiere of the Green Event Day – at the same time, setting impulses for the innovative strength and the sense of responsibility in the industry on the way to more sustainable event operations. The theme day on 27 April 2022 will offer lectures, panels and best-practice presentations on the careful use of natural resources. The programme is being developed in close cooperation with the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and supported by the Association of Media and Event Technology (VPLT).
Prolight + Sound 2022 with a strong support from the industry: setting the stage for a successful #restart
From April 26 to 29, Prolight + Sound kicks off the season for trade fairs centred on entertainment technology. Together with hundreds of companies, Messe Frankfurt is acting in concert to send a strong signal at the show for the successful future of the event industry. With new special areas and presentation formats, Prolight + Sound is expanding its portfolio – and also highlights the sector’s commitment to the responsible use of natural resources at the premiere of the “Green Event Day”.
Prolight + Sound 2022: top brands, workshops and showcases at the Performance + Production Hub
A new home for companies and professionals from sound production, DJing and digital live performance: the premiere of the Performance + Production Hub at Prolight + Sound 2022 will present new audio tools in action as well as countless education events on four days (26 to 29 April 2022). Key players such as Ableton, LD-Systems and Tascam will show innovative hardware and software solutions. Established artists, including Gnarly (London), DJ Ray-D (Frankfurt) and Joana (Berlin) will give an insight into their skills in beatmaking, turntablism, recording and more.
Prolight + Sound 2022: ‘Sinus – Systems Integration Award’ for the digital arts project ‘Bassins des Lumières’ in Bordeaux, France
A place with a dark history is transformed into an immersive work of art unlike any other in the world: the ‘Bassins des Lumières’ project in Bordeaux receives the ‘Sinus - Systems Integration Award 2022’. Since June 2020, the technically complex installation has invited culture enthusiasts to immerse themselves in a sea of pictures, colours, sounds and history on the site of a former submarine bunker. Representatives of the Paris-based art collective ‘Culturespaces’, which is responsible for the project, will receive the award at Prolight + Sound on 28 April 2022. From 26 to 29 April 2022, the trade fair in Frankfurt am Main will kick off the season for international industry events centred around media and event technology and will present products and solutions from hundreds of exhibitors.
Prolight + Sound 2022: “Opus – German Stage Award” goes to “Dionysos Stadt Open Air”, special award for “Woodkid @ ZDF Magazin Royale”
This year, the Opus honours two projects that could not be more different, and yet both are in the spirit of a creative approach to the challenges of the crisis. Last summer, the “Dionysos Stadt Open Air” showed that, with the courage to take risks, impressive art and culture experiences can be realised even in times of tough restrictions. The creators of the project “Woodkid @ ZDF Magazin Royale” broke new technological ground. Using complex photogrammetry processes, they succeeded in making an augmented reality version of the artist appear in the studio for a joint appearance with the RTO-Ehrenfeld. For this extraordimary achievement, the jury awards the TV event with the newly created special prize “Opus AVantgarde”.
Prolight + Sound 2022: The event industry celebrates its comeback and looks towards a greener future
The restart of the event industry has taken shape – and has recently given a noticeable push to the demand for modern event technology. Despite all the remaining challenges, Prolight + Sound, together with the industry, is firmly looking to the future. From 26 to 29 April 2022, hundreds of companies will demonstrate that, even in times of tough restrictions, the entertainment technology industry has consistently driven the development of new solutions – as well as the change towards resource-saving event operations.
Prolight + Sound 2022: Applicants can submit their projects for the "Sinus - Systems Integration Award”
Fixed installations and systems integration have recently been in the industry's focus like never before. Against this background, Prolight + Sound is anticipating the "Sinus - Systems Integration Award 2022" with great excitement. The award honours top achievements in the field of audiovisual communication and is considered one of the most renowned competitions in this field. Companies and professionals are invited to submit their showcase projects until 1 November 2021. The award ceremony will take place during Prolight + Sound at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre (26 to 29 April 2022).
Prolight + Sound 2022 is calling for outstanding projects to be honoured at “Opus – German Stage Award”
Especially in these challenging times, it is of particular importance to put the spotlight on creative excellence in the entertainment technology sector. At Prolight + Sound (26 to 29 April 2022), the "Opus - German Stage Award" will be awarded to productions that have created special visitor experiences through the innovative use of event technology. Applicants can submit their projects on the Prolight + Sound website until 1 October 2021.
Prolight + Sound 2022: Sustainable showcase of the future to be crowned by an expert jury at „Green Event Space Contest”
Acting sustainably - and, at the same time, creating impressive presentations. With the "Green Event Space Contest", Prolight + Sound aims to prove that these goals are not mutually exclusive. The search is on for a detailed concept for the multifunctional and sustainable showcase of the future that combines an exhibition area and an event stage while helping to preserve natural resources.
2nd digital Prolight + Sound BIZLounge now online: round tables, video showcases and initial news about the fair
How is the entertainment-technology sector preparing for the gradual restart of event operations? Which trends and challenges are of particular relevance to event venues, especially theatres? How is the growing awareness for sustainability changing the event business? Experts answer these and many other questions in the 2nd Prolight + Sound BIZLounge. In panel discussions, renowned representatives of associations, companies and venues scrutinise the most urgent issues currently facing the sector. Renowned brands present their latest solutions in video presentations. Additionally, Messe Frankfurt reveals its plans for the ‘Green Event Space Contest’ at the coming Prolight + Sound. The three-hour information event in English can now be viewed free of charge online at www.prolight-sound.com/bizlounge.
Prolight + Sound announces programme for the 2nd ‘BIZLounge’: spotlight on theatre and stage technology as well as sustainability
With the preparations for Prolight + Sound 2022 in full swing, the digital BIZLounge is a new source of information on subjects of topical importance to the sector before and after the fair. On their computers or mobile devices, professionals can watch high-grade discussions and discover the latest innovations from the entertainment-technology industry. The format made its successful debut in April. Now, the second edition of Prolight + Sound BIZLounge launches on 14 June 2021.
Prolight + Sound 2022 opens registration for exhibitors; first show details to be announced at the digital “BIZLounge” on 14 June
After a long dry spell in the event industry, Prolight + Sound wants to set the tone for growth again together with the industry. From 26 to 29 April 2022, the leading trade fair in the entertainment technology sector will offer optimum opportunities for presenting new solutions for eye-popping shows, successful business events, emotional visitor experiences and impressive studio productions. Registration for Prolight + Sound 2022 is now open - companies can declare their participation at the early-booking rate until 31 July and save up to 13 percent per square metre. First information on innovations in the trade fair concept will be presented on 14 June at the "BIZLounge", the digital information format of Prolight + Sound.
Event industry positions itself as a partner in virus containment: Prolight + Sound BIZLounge closes successfully and with valuable insights
Resuming event operations is possible if all hygiene and infection control requirements are taken into account and events thus become a safe space for visitors. This is one of the central theses of the panellists at the Prolight + Sound BIZLounge: the digital exchange format for the event industry celebrated its successful premiere on Tuesday, 13 April. In addition, international experts shed light on burning issues surrounding the effects of Brexit, sustainability and education in Corona times.