The Prolight + Sound fair showcases all the latest innovations in professional lighting technology – whether for stage shows, film and television studios, museums or leisure and theme parks. Visitors will also find an array of spectacular innovations in the field of lasers, light and show effects. In addition, industry experts will be shedding light on current topics such as intelligent lighting control, digital transmission protocols, pixel and voxel mapping and energy-efficient lighting.
Prolight + Sound offers a glimpse into the future of professional AV media technology, display and projection technology and system integration. Digital and interactive signage, AVoIP, digital audio networking, projection mapping and UC&C are just some of the developments that are currently having a major impact on the industry. The fair not only showcases the technologies, but also gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their projects and best practice directly in live demonstrations.
Theatre and stage technology is a major cornerstone of growth at Prolight + Sound, which has now developed into a meeting place for all technical disciplines in the world of the stage and theatre. From stage and dance floors, platforms and grandstands, lifting gear, automation systems and curtain systems, theatre follow spots to special lighting and sound control consoles for use in theatres – the event covers the entire spectrum and provides an optimal contact point for manufacturers, decision-makers and engineers.
Future Hub focuses on the next generation of the industry. Learn more about Future Talents, the job market and many other themes at Prolight + Sound.
Focus on young professionals – the new area for newcomers.Find all information about the Future Hub here.
Young and innovative Start-ups from all segments of the event-technology sector, can present their products and solutions in the Start-up Area. When it comes to stand construction, Messe Frankfurt attaches particular importance to sustainability with elements such as frames, fabric coverings, doors and walls, as well as carpeting, being made of fully reusable materials. The electricity supply is generated by photo-voltaic cells on the roof of Hall – and rounded off by the use of low-emission and solvent-free paint for the backwalls of the exhibition stands.Become an exhibitor at the Start-Up Area
Campus powered by VPLT
The Prolight & Sound Campus (Foyer Hall 4.1) powered by VPLT offers a presentation area for colleges or universities. Inform yourself about your job- and education opportunities in the event sector and use the Prolight & Sound to make first personal contacts in the industry.
Vintage Concert Audio Show
The Vintage Concert Audio Show presents over 200 exhibits, among them all milestones of the Concert-Audio history of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Visitors can see how the world looked like before LineArrays and digital desks. Technicians and engineers get their hands back on their "toys" from before the 2000s era.
ISDV - The Professional Association of Self-employed Service Providers in the Entertainment Industry - and VCA – The Vintage Concert Audio Show & Experience - have partnered for a joint-forces booth.
The exhibits have been collected in the deepest cellars and from the farthest warehouse corners in Europe to bring them together in Frankfurt. Everything, from the first WEM, Vox and Marshall PA-systems to Martin Modular, Meyer MSL3, Clairbrothers S4 to the first L'Acoustics line array, will be represented. And in many parts even audible: every day a decade-bound audio panel will be taking place. Sound engineers of the respective time will tell you their story, will philosophize about the technology and, of course, answer the questions of the booth visitors.
The ISDV will be organizing panels with daily changing content and discussion partners from politics, science and industry on topics of "labour and social affairs". Daily rates will be discussed as well as false-self-employment or the future of our industry.
The "Education Area“ (Hall 4.C) offers lectures from colleges and universities on the subject of careers in the event industry.
Foyer Hall 4.1
The Job Exchange (Foyer Hall 4.1) is the meeting hub between companies with vacancies and specialists looking for new challenges. You can find out about your career and training opportunities in the event industry and make your first contacts in the sector.
Visitors can also use touch panels to find out about job vacancies in the entertainment technology industry.To the Job market
Audio Demo Rooms
In Hall 3 Via and Hall 4.2 key players of the sector like Meyer Sound, L-Acoustics and d&b Audiotechnik will present their innovative sound reinforcement systems in individual demo rooms. During presentations, you will get background information about the technology and can immerse yourself in immersive sound worlds.