Business Consultancy Financial Services Insurance Publishing Trade Show Organizer Training Provider
PLASA European Office
Redoubt House, 1 Edward Road, Eastbourne, BN23 8AS, United Kingdom
Ron Bonner, Technical Resources Manager
Norah Phillips, Membership Manager
Michele Enright, Qualifications Project Manager
Matthew Griffiths, CEO and Director of Events
Shane McGreevy, COO and Finance Director
Lori Rubinstein, Director of Membership, Skills and Standards
Jackie Tien, Director of Media, Sales & Marketing
PLASA is the lead professional trade association representing the worldwide entertainment technology, event, and installation industries. With more than 1,200 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest trade communities in the sector. The association provides a wide variety of benefits and services designed to help protect, improve and grow members' businesses. These include the Market Research Program for Manufacturers which provides quarterly data on market size and share; and the Business Peer Group Program.
The association is actively involved in the development of standards and directives worldwide. In North America, PLASA leads the ANSI-accredited Technical Standards Program responsible for developing standards and recommended practices that promote safe working practices across the industry. The association also works closely with the BSI in the UK and CENELEC in Europe to support the development of standards.
Skills and certification are also essential elements of PLASA's work: in Europe, the National Rigging Certificate (NRC) provides riggers with a Government accredited qualification while in North America, the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) certifies entertainment electricians, arena riggers and theatre riggers.
PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions, responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol, along with major business exhibitions and events, including the PLASA Show in London, the regional PLASA Focus events and a range of technical conferences and workshops.
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