• shows & events
  • 11 May 2018

Plasa Leeds 2018
10th anniversary celebrations

We kicked off May in style, exhibiting alongside the biggest names in the Pro-AV, lighting and entertainment industry at PLASA Focus Leeds on the 1st and 2nd of the month.

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T his year was the show’s 10th anniversary, with guests and exhibitors alike celebrating a ten year run for the unmissable regional show. Across the two days, visitors had the chance to see the latest products and technologies from over 100 exhibitors, ranging from lighting, staging and audio and everything in between. An insightful seminar programme was in full swing, with guests catching up on the latest industry news, advice and campaigns.

Current RMS stand looking busy at PLASA Leeds 2018
Catrin demoing at the Current RMS stand in PLASA Leeds 2018

Exhibiting on Stand N-B17, we had an awesome time running through Current RMS’s capabilities and showing stand visitors how to run their rental business from one convenient location: the cloud. As always, it was great to see so many awesome customers and new faces, catching up with everything Current RMS and to gain valuable feedback from our users. The two days of the show flew by!

We also had the chance to give visitors to our stand a sneak peek of our newest feature, Do a Deal. Due to be released soon (keep your eyes peeled!), this new user-requested feature allows users to set a deal price to a whole job, or individual groups within a job.

Really handy for neatening off a total cost when sending proposals to clients and rounding a figure up or down to an agreed deal price, the feedback we received on stand was overwhelmingly positive. With just final testing to go, we can’t wait to release this feature soon!

Hannah demoing at the Current RMS stand in PLASA Leeds 2018

Latest Equipment For The Pro-AV, Lighting and Staging Industry

Across the two exhibition halls, popular exhibitors included well-known manufacturers Robe, d&b audiotechnik, Doughty Engineering and more, with visitors checking in with key suppliers. Brand new industry products were showcased on impressive stands, including ETC’s Element 2 console and EM Acoustics’ new EMS-41 compact loudspeaker, to name a couple. It was also a great chance for smaller businesses to thrive; the show was a hub of activity and the perfect opportunity for local companies to catch up on industry developments.

Lighting equipment at PLASA Leeds 2018
Rigging and lighting equipment at PLASA Leeds 2018

As always, PLASA had an impressive seminar programme in action, with a number of high quality industry sessions held by key industry figures. Popular talks included an insight into the hectic life working as a technician at a festival, with anecdotes from seasoned professionals, including Philip Norton of Ambersphere Solutions. There was also the opportunity to learn more about the #SaveStageLighting movement, founded in response to the proposed EU Eco-design Working Plan for 2016-2019. It was explained in detail during the talk by those involved, along with the implications the proposed eco-design changes would have on the industry.

Catching Up With Our Brilliant Customers

It goes without saying that we had so much fun exhibiting at PLASA Focus Leeds 2018! Thanks to everyone who visited our stand - it was great to chat to you all about Current RMS and hear how our software is helping your business 👋

Cue One dropped by to say hi to the Current RMS team
AV xpert dropped by to say hi to the Current RMS team
DSM Productions dropped by to say hi to the Current RMS team

Next up is InfoComm, held this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the US! Our team will be exhibiting at the impressive AV and Lighting show on Booth C1510. With just under a month to go, we’re more than excited to meet some new faces and catch up with our US customers across the pond!

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