PLASA London 2014 welcomed visitors and exhibitors to ExCeL, London for the second consecutive year on 5-8 October with a ground-breaking show floor, an inspiring education programme and a host of important announcements.
Speaking at the PLASA Awards for Innovation and Sustainability 2014, held on the penultimate day of the show, PLASA’s CEO Matthew Griffiths revealed some of the changes for 2015, which will redevelop the scope and delivery of the event.
Under the leadership of Christopher Toulmin, PLASA’s Director of the Events Division the show is being remodelled to become a PLASA Member focused event which includes moving from four-days to three-days, introducing a new floor plan concept, expanding the education offer and investing in the audio, staging, AV and broadcast elements of the live entertainment technology at the show to accompany the phenomenally successful lighting element.
Reflecting on PLASA London 2014 and looking forward to next year’s show, Event Director James Ashwood, said: “PLASA events has a new team, with a new vision for evolving and developing the PLASA show for the benefit of its exhibiting members. We are at the start of this exciting journey, and moving ahead with confidence, this has been reflected in the 80 per cent rebook on-site for 2015.”
“The overall number of attendees for the show was just over 11,000, putting us slightly ahead of 2013, with a surprise increase of 55 per cent in the number of re-visits to the show, demonstrating that people have been returning on more than one day.”
The show returns to ExCeL London on 5-7 October 2015.