PLASA Rigging Conference Expands International Seminar Program
Established as the event for all rigging practitioners and professionals across the global entertainment sector, the PLASA Rigging Conference confirms the speakers for two more presentations added to the schedule running September 10-11 at the Earls Court Conference Center.
Enhancing to the international profile of the Conference are Rinus Bakker and Roy Schilderman from the Association of Riggers and Grounders in Holland (ARGH). Their presentation, "Common Practice?" complements one of the central objectives of the conference: to develop and establish common practices across Europe. All touring personnel will be familiar with the sometimes erratic variations in terminology, safe working practices, and standards as they cross borders on a European tour. Bakker and Schilderman will share some of the progress that ARGH has made in developing a more standardized working environment throughout Europe.
Frontline Rigging's managing director, Gert Jan Brouwer, will hold a discussion forum entitled, "Getting Right to the Point." Successful improvements to designing modern rigging access in such venues can only be worthwhile with the input and well considered perspectives of rigging professionals themselves. How would you improve your working environment at a given venue? Is your viewpoint considered when changes are made?
The conference's international flavor kicks off in style with the key-note speaker, Roy Bickel, one of the original Disney riggers who started working long before H&S had even been invented and who is still rigging tours, conventions, and corporate events today. His personal perspective on the development of his profession will be not to be missed.
For those riggers who can't make it to the conference itself, The Riggers' Forum will be held on the afternoon of Sunday September 9. It will be an open-floor, chaired question time with a panel of members from the National Rigging Advisory Group. Want to discuss matters of safety, welfare, or rigging from a technical standpoint? Need information about fall protection, inspection regimes, or the NRC? Share your views and discuss your experiences in a round-table discussion about a wide range of topics driven by the rigging community.
For the full program and delegate reservation information, visit the URL below. PLASA members or ETCP / NRC qualified persons benefit from a reduced ticket rate.