There has been an increase in visitor registrations for PLASA 2012, to be held from September 9 to 12 in London. Over 11,000 people have already signed up, representing a 40 percent increase in registrations so far.

Visitors that pre-register now can gain entry to the entire four-day event at a discounted price.

In this unique year for London and the rest of the UK, PLASA is taking the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the extraordinary contribution made by the lighting and sound industries to the London 2012 Olympics.

As PLASA Events Manager, Sophie Atkinson, comments, “The record breaking surge in pre-registrations for the show this year is enormously encouraging and goes to show that people want to come to PLASA 2012 to reflect on their industry’s input in the 2012 Olympic story and experience the unique atmosphere in London.”

PLASA 2012 will be the international launch pad for an exciting range of new products, with expectations already running high for new innovations and new product from companies such as Nexo, Martin Audio, Yamaha and Funktion One. In addition, a brand new audio professional development programme is being launched this year, which promises to provide unmissable content for Europe’s audio professionals, as organisers commit to a free four-day programme packed with master-classes from some of the biggest international names in system design, production, recording, mixing and broadcasting.

Another strong focus for the event this year is networking, with a crowded programme of co-located events, including 100 free-to-attend training sessions, seminars and specialist conferences, PLASA Rigging Conference, the PLASA Fringe Village, the PLASA Awards for Innovation and Knights of Illumination Awards.

Further details of the programme will be unveiled in the coming weeks, as Sophie Atkinson explains, “We’re working on plans now for our largest Professional Development Programme to date which will bring industry issues to life with an emphasis on international projects, a celebration of the Olympics and a dedicated pro audio stream. With almost 80% of the floor space already booked we’re anticipating a phenomenally busy show this year and PLASA 2012 is set to be a very exciting place to be.”

For international visitors, PLASA is offering reduced room rates at selected hotels. If you would like to take advantage of this offer then please email to and ask for an application form.