Prolight + Sound

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Covid-19 Event Update

The 2023 edition of Prolight + Sound will take place in a face-to-face format at the Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. The event will occur between 25.04.2023 and 28.04.2023. The venue will feature a robust health and hygiene concept. Chart the future of the industry while guided by protocols such as regular sanitation. Attendees will also be advised to maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres, as well as to wear face masks in indoor spaces. Due to the ongoing travel restrictions, participants will have to present upon arrival in Germany documentation such as proof of recovery.  

A Brief Overview of Prolight + Sound

Prolight + Sound brings you the latest developments in the entertainment sector through the dedication of international exhibitors from every single segment of the value chain. Visitors are witness to technological innovations in stage effects, sound, and lighting and the audience that comes to Frankfurt, Germany swells in the high thousands. As an exhibitor, you have the perfect platform to gain recognition and gain industry traction with the right buyers.

We have been working in the business travel circuits for years and have a large database of hotels in Frankfurt to prove it. You can book a hotel for Prolight + Sound in just one day of research, and you get a room close to the event’s grounds and well linked to the city’s public transport. That is how GETA ltd books professional accommodation for international trade shows. You make fine savings on your hotel booking online, no matter how large your group is.

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

It is an understatement to say that Prolight + Sound is a massive event for the entertainment technology sector. You have to experience that in numbers to convince you what an important and truly beneficial investment it is for your company. Here is data from the last edition:

  • 1800+ international exhibitors showcased at the event;
  • 90,000+ international visitors from 150+ countries made the trip;
  • 800+ accredited journalists reported on the event;
  • 73,000+ square metres of exhibition space used.

Industry Relevance

Prolight + Sound serves as a benchmark trade fair for technologies and services for the creation, integrated systems and entertainment. It is a fairly new event, with its first-ever edition being held in 1995, but the trade fair has gained quick traction and transformed into the premier stage for industry news. Editions roll out every single year at the Messe Frankfurt and cover the full product spectrum. This includes stage lighting, effects, fixed installations, mobile sound system, and object creation. It also includes show lighting, microphones, media technology, theatre lighting, truss systems, and studio lighting. Additionally, it features studio technology, live sound and communications. Apart from the pure exhibition side of Prolight + Sound, there is also an educational aspect. Organisers have built a side program with workshops, product presentations and seminars to raise technical skill level and expertise.

Who Are You Going to Meet There?

Prolight + Sound is a truly international affair, which should be the most deciding factor for any exhibitor who wants to expand their geographical reach. You have trade visitors and general music enthusiasts (72% to 28% respectively) from over 150 countries. Because the fair takes place in Germany, the majority of visitors come from Europe. There are 63% out of all foreign visitors that are coming from countries within the European Union. Italy, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, the UK, France and the Netherlands come out on top as countries with the most visitors. We also have to highlight a solid presence from Canada and the USA. As far as professional backgrounds are concerned, you meet with operators, planners, sound experts, lighting designers and stage designers to name a few.

Past editions

Prolight + Sound 2022

26.04.2022 - 29.04.2022

Prolight + Sound

391

Exhibitors

32

Exhibitor Countries

19,121

Trade Visitors

93

Visitor Countries

Cancelled because of Covid-19

1606

Total Exhibitors

85,000

Total Visitors

33,600

SQ M of Exhibition Area

1,803

Total Exhibitors

90,000+

Total Visitors

33,600

SQ M of Exhibition Area

950

Total Exhibitors

45,100

Total Visitors

33,600

SQ M of Exhibition Area

How to get to Prolight + Sound

On Foot

On Foot

From Hauptbahnhof - 20 min

From Fnakfurt Aiport - 35 min with a bike

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By Car

From Frankfurt Main Station - 10 min

From Frankfurt Airport - 20 min

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By Public Transport

From HBF S-Bahns with numbers 3, 4, 5 or 6 will all get you to Messe Frankfurt for 11 min

From Frankfurt Airport with ICE, S8 or S9 for 35 min to HBF and then S3, S4, S5 or S6 for 11 min

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