30 years of Prolight + Sound!

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Fair hall of Prolight + Sound

Themes & Events 2024

Prolight + Sound is focussing even more strongly on the combination of networking and entertainment. We offer you ideal orientation with an interest-orientated structure: "Discover The Exhibition", "Advance Your Knowledge" and "Elevate Your Entertainment & Experience" show you the way to a range of educational offers, innovative products, live performances and much more.

Discover the Exhibition

From the world's largest range of theatre and stage technology (ProStage) to the most spectacular innovations in professional lighting (ProLight) and audio technology (ProAudio): As the industry's leading trade fair, Prolight + Sound offers you the entire range of event technology, including the presentation of the latest trends in AV technology (ProAV) and innovative solutions for the event sector (ProEvent).

Prolight + Sound Business
  • ProLight
    Experience all the latest innovations in professional lighting technology. Whether for stage shows, film and television studios, museums or leisure and adventure worlds.
  • ProAudio
    The entire product world of professional audio technology in one place, from live and concert sound reinforcement to fixed installations and studio and broadcast solutions.
  • ProStage
    Experience the products of the key players in stage machinery, control, automation and stage equipment. Also the innovation of companies that offer specialised theatre solutions.
  • ProAV
    Discover the trends in the industry, such as AVoIP, digital audio networking, on-demand infrastructures, remote production, smart signage and virtual or augmented reality.
  • ProEvent
    All innovative event technologies in one place: from spectacular effects and on-site attractions to mobile tent systems and software solutions for event organisers.
  • Exhibitor search
    All exhibitors and products in one place. With our Prolight + Sound Contactor you can prepare your trade fair visit perfectly.

Advance Your Knowledge

Keynotes, conferences, careers and more: Prolight + Sound offers you a comprehensive conference and knowledge programme on the industry's hot topics. In the Future Hub you will find countless offers for your professional future.

PLS Conference

ProAudio College
Knowledge in black and white: Together with the Verband Deutscher Tonmeister e.V. (VDT), we make you an audio professional

Performance + Production Hub
Product presentations, demos, live performances and workshops with artists and experts from well-known brands

Main Stage
Keynotes, exciting presentations and lively talks on event industry topics

VPLT College
The VPLT College provides you with important information and tips on exciting topics in the industry, such as sound level measurement, statics or best practices

PLS Conference
The information hub "from the industry for the industry"

Meet international experts for event security at the I-ESC

Manufacturers` Forum
Live demos and product presentations: Companies present their "best practices"

Camera College + Image Creation Hub
A new area all about moving images. Lectures, Camera College with certificate of attendance and more

Career Center
Your career opportunity: Get in touch with companies directly

All information on training and further education opportunities in the event industry.

VPLT Experience Zone + Job exchange
The VPLT presents exciting areas with added value in Hall 11.0

Future Talents Day
On 22 March, everything revolves around young talent for a whole day

Start-Up Area
Young companies present their creative product innovations.

Guided Tours
Guided trade fair tours on the topics of "Theatre" and "Sustainability"

Regelmäßige Vorträge zum Thema Gefährdung durch optische Strahlung

Elevate your Entertainment & Experience

Prolight + Sound promises you a lively mix of glitz, glamour and business. You can look forward to an extraordinary keynote programme, captivating live performances, exclusive community evenings and award ceremonies in a festive atmosphere.

PLS Entertainment

Performance + Production Hub
Product presentations, demos, live performances and workshops with artists and experts from well-known brands

Audio Bar
Test the latest headphones from well-known brands at the bar - the drink is on the house

The Sinus - Systems Integration Award and the Opus - German Stage Award will be presented at an exclusive evening event.

PLS Community Nights
We invite you! To extraordinary events after the trade fair closes in exclusive locations throughout Frankfurt

Experience many internationally renowned artists and speakers in their element every day - live and up close!

Live Sound Arena
On the outdoor area: large stage constructions in ideal form and sound systems under realistic conditions.

Silent Stage
The focus with "Silent Stage" is on minimising the noise level generated

Audio Dome
Futuristic visuals turn the sound experience into an immersive overall experience.

ProAudio Lounge
The new networking area powered by VDT

PLS Community Nights

Prolight + Sound Community Nights

The perfect way to round off the trade fair day.

We cordially invite all visitors and exhibitors to join us to round off the day of the trade fair in unusual locations throughout Frankfurt. Music from the hottest DJs awaits you to have nice conversations, network or simply have a good time over delicious drinks and snacks.

On Tuesday (19 March, 8 pm) we await you in "Friedas Bar & Kitchen" (Omniturm, 2nd Floor, Große Gallusstraße 16-18, DJ Oliver Magenta, resident of the Cologne club Bootshaus, will be spinning.

On Wednesday (20 March, 9 pm) we invite you to NEUE KAISER (Kaiserstraße 28, Emmanuel Satie, award-winning DJ from Berlin, will be behind the turntables and ensure a good atmosphere.

On Thursday evening (21 March, 9 p.m.), you only need to cross the road to the Marriott Hotel's "Champions Frankfurt" (Hamburger Allee 2, opposite the exhibition centre to turn night into day. DJ San Martello will invite you to dance.

Important information: If you would like to take part in our PLS Community Nights, please pick up a free admission wristband at the info counter in Hall 12, West Foyer, Via Level. This is always valid on the evening in question. Only one wristband will be issued per person. The number is limited, first come first served.

Portrait exhibition "ONE LP" by William Ellis, Portalhaus, Via Ebene

Musician with an LP in her hand

One LP is a unique and critically acclaimed portrait photography project that explores the inspirational qualities of recordings and the impact that they have on people’s lives. Each portrait features the subject holding a recording that is of fundamental importance to them. The photograph is accompanied by a short interview that explores the meaning and value of the selected album. At Prolight + Sound a selection of these pictures will be shown.

Keynotes and Live-Performances: Elevate your wow!

Geneviève Cleary

Geneviève Cleary

Keynote “The Power of Sound” (19. March) by Geneviève Cleary, award-winning creative director, choreographer and live show producer.

Gregor Tresher und Edgar Dirksen

Gregor Tresher und Edgar Dirksen

Gregor Tresher (Producer / DJ / Brean New Soil Rec. / Cocoon Recordings) and Edgar Dirksen (A&R / Labelchef Cocoon Recordings.)
Exciting panel talk (20. March) about their careers, the touring life, being a producer, running a DJ label and lots more

Yasi Hofer

Yasi Hofer

Keynote and live performances (21. March). Yasi Hofer is an all-round talent on the guitar and plays solo and in Helene Fischer's band, among others.

Stefan Weil

Stefan Weil

Keynote “Music makes the people” (19. March)  by Stefan Weil creator, designer, entrepreneur and CCO of Atelier Markgraph.

Emanuel Satie

Emanuel Satie

Live DJing in the Performance + Production Hub and during the PLS Community Night (20 March) by the award-winning DJ.

Prof. Stefan Luppold und Patrick Haag

Prof. Stefan Luppold und Patrick Haag

Keynote lecture: "Success factors for events" (22 March). Prof Stefan Luppold and Patrick Haag explain which factors are important for event success.

William Ellis and Prof. Tim Wall

William Ellis and Prof. Tim Wall

Keynote lecture: "What is your One LP?" (21 March)  by William Ellis and Prof. Tim Wall.  

Michael Kastner

Michael Kastner

Michael Kastner, Head of Product at HOLOPLOT will share insights into the unique HOLOPLOT audio solution.

Oliver Magenta

Oliver Magenta

The German DJ Oliver Magenta, resident at the well-known club "Bootshaus" in Cologne, will be playing at the new Sound Box of the Performance + Production Hub on 19 March.

Eileen Hall

Eileen Hall

Eileen Hall will give an overview of her projects and her collaborations with musicians and artists.

Mikki Kunttu

Mikki Kunttu (19 March, 3 pm)

The internationally acclaimed lighting designer talks about his work.