Prolight + Sound Middle East Conference
15 – 17 October, 2019 Dubai, UAE information


The Events, Technology and Entertainment Development Forum

A free-to-attend 2-day forum hosting 20+ local and international speakers from across the industry, discussing trends and strategies like developing world-class events, iconic attractions and AV technology driven venues and installations.

Sessions and topics:

  • Experience Session with La Perle, a Franco Dragone Production
  • Sound reinforcement system installation at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Regulations for the AV Industry - The Rigging Code of Conduct: Panel Discussion
  • Contemporary Concert Lighting - Ignore the “rules” and create the extraordinary
  • AV Consultants in the Future - How to design and integrate AV in buildings of the future
  • AV schematics in the Application Age
  • Video & Lighting Integration at the Eurovision Song Contest for Live Broadcasting
  • Preparing audio control and system for Live Multi-Artist Shows
  • New digital approach of Arkaos/Anolis to architectural entertainment
  • Live Events or Virtual Reality? Where is the event industry steering to? Panel Discussion
  • Active-Acoustics for Sports Arenas, Stadiums and other venues
  • Immersive experience in public space
  • Live Demo: Mobile Electrical Equipment for Outdoor Events

Dates: exact dates for 2019 to be announced

Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm on both days

Location: Hall 4, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Conference Highlights

Tom Davis - Prolight + Sound Middle East

How to design and integrate AV in buildings of the future

1:10pm | 24 September, 2018

Show Case: The Museum of the Future, UAE and King Abdul Aziz Centre for World Culture: Ithra, KSA. By Tom Davis, Director, Theatre Project Consultants, UK

La Perle Prolight + Sound Middle East

Experience Session with La Perle, a Franco Dragone Production

11:10am | 23 September, 2018

Speakers include La Perle By Dragone's Head of Sound Operations Sebastian Hammond, Assistant Technical Director Anton Montaut, and General Stage Manager Philipp Schlaechter

Venutech Prolight + Sound Middle East

Sound systems at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

3:30pm | 23 September, 2018

A look into the sound system installation, the fixtures installed and the study put forth to achieve an award-winning installation. By Elie Khairallah, Technical Director, Venuetech.

Koert Vermeulen Prolight + Sound Middle East Conference

An immersive experience in public space

11:40am | 23 September, 2018

Tech Talk: An immersive experience in public space, by renowned lighting Guru, Koert Vermeulen, Principal Designer-Founder at ACTLD, Belgium

Rigging Prolight + Sound Middle East

The Rigging Code of Conduct

11:10am | 24 September 2018

Panel Discussion: Regulations for the AV Industry

Speakers include Richard Hoare from Unusual Rigging, Andreas Ehrenberger from Eclipse, Lars Toonen from Prolyte and Shane Manning from High & Wired

2018 Conference Speakers

Past speakers

Stefan Wieland, AV & Event Technology Specialist | Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority | Issam Kazim, Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing | Haitham Mattar, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority | Tom Davis, Theatre Project Consultants | Jasper Hope, Dubai Opera | Thomas Ovesen, 117 Live | Craig Hartenstine, La Perle by Dragone | Koert Vermeulen, ACTLD | Andy Webb, TIGZ Creative | Merlijn van Veen, Audio Engineering Society | Sam Katiela, mamemo Productions Durham Marenghi, Durham Lighting Design Limited | Frederik Fayard (Aldo), Concept K | Jonathan Tulip, Audio Visual Specialist Emad El-Saghir, ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH | Gerasimos Efthymiatos, Salt-TS Dubai, Technology & Acoustics Eric Grossman, TAIT Towers | Jonathan Quitt | Michael Carroll, DXB Entertainments | Peter Skuditis, Zero Gravity | Piers Shepperd, Wonder Works Limited Dan Bolton, International Live Events Association, Middle East Chapter

Dante Training Worksop

Dante Training Workshop - Prolight + Sound Middle East

25 September, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Returning again after a very successful training workshop in 2017, this year Audinate will be presenting the course 'Optimizing Your Dante Network' at Prolight + Sound Middle East 2018.

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