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Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2017:the 15th international fair of technologies and services for events, installation and production


Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2017the 15th international fair of technologies and services for events, installation and production will be held in Shanghai New International Expo Center Hall  N1-N4 (2345 Longyang Road) on October 11 – 14, 2017.


Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2017 is off to a promising start with a strong exhibitor demand ahead of its 15th anniversary. Held from 11 – 14 October at the Shanghai New Expo Centre, the leading fair for Asia’s entertainment and event industry will return with an enlarged area of 45,000 sqm in four halls. Over 600 companies and brands are expected to demonstrate a wide range of entertainment products and solutions at the fair. 


The entertainment industry in China is still gaining momentum with a notable upswing in the sectors of integrated entertainment solutions, recording and production. In view of this, the show expanded a new hall to incorporate these emerging trends and increase product variety on offer. This will include the debut of the AV Entertainment Solution Zone, as well as expansion of the Recording and Production Zone.


Less than four months ahead of its opening, the show has already garnered extensive support from some of the industry’s biggest names. Participating companies and brands include: Audio-technica, AVID, BBS, Beta-3, DPA, Fidek, GLP, Hai Tian, Harman, KAIFAT, LD Systems, LIGHTLINK, LiteLEES, Maquinas Iberica, Midas, Neutrik, Next-Pro audio, Phonic, Plustruss, Restmoment, SAE, SE Audiotechnik, Shure, Soundking, Superlux, Takstar, TW Audio, Viasho, VUE and Zsound. Newcomers to the edition also include: Antelope, Digisynthetic, EM acoustics, Riedel and Show Tex.


With 600 international brands and companies dominating the show floor, global trade visitors will be to source from a comprehensive array of products across four thematic halls:


       Hall N1 will highlight a full spectrum of products together with an enlarged zone for recording and production.

       Halls N2 and N3 will feature audio products, with the former one being a silent hall.

       Hall N4 will showcase lighting and stage products.


New “AV Entertainment Solution Zone” accommodates surging market demands


As more and more consumers pursue a personalised experience in mini home theatres and karaoke rooms, the demand for integrated entertainment solutions that cater to the specific needs of customers is growing at a staggering rate. To help industry peers capture this market, the brand new “AV Entertainment Solution Zone” will debut in Hall N2 this year. The area will showcase a diverse range of entertainment solutions with KTV kiosks, mini theatres, karaoke servers, headphones, speakers and microphones. Cutting-edge technologies in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 4D motion seats will also be incorporated to create a cinematic experience for attendees. Top participating brands in this zone include Baofeng, BBS, Thunderstone and Wanledi. 


BBS Electronics Co Ltd, one of the exhibitors from the inaugural zone, is thrilled to reveal its latest products to the fair, including the high-end F-80S entertainment microphone and the K-3 microphone for mobile live-streaming purposes. Marketing Director of the company Mr Shulin Tang remarked, “As the karaoke industry is flourishing in China, we believe this is good timing for us to bring our innovative microphone technologies to the audience. We also hope to stay at the forefront of the industry by exchanging market insights with other industry peers through this platform.”


Enlightening training courses and seminars keep attendees abreast of market dynamics


Preparations are well underway for an all-inclusive programme of seminars, forums and demonstration sessions topromote dialogue exchanges and inject innovative possibilities into the industry. Following a successful edition last year with attendance from reputable companies like dBTechnologies, Dolby, Genelec, Sennheiser and Shure, the “Shanghai International Film and Television Technology Forum – Sound” (IFTT) will return in 2017. Organised in collaboration with The Audio Professional Committee of the China Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (CSMPTE), the technology-oriented forum aims to promote integration and advancement in the television and broadcasting businesses.


Training remains a key focus of this year’s show. To help attendees keep their fingers on the pulse of the entertainment market, Prolight + Sound Shanghai will organise a series of practical training courses with global associations on 3D audio technology, mixing consoles and lighting design. Signature events like Vision X Network – Product Presentation and the Concert Sound Arena will also return this year. More updates on the show’s programme will be provided closer to the show dates.