Collaboration Was The Word At The First PRG Alliance Summit at Prolight+Sound
13 May 2015
Production Resource Group (PRG) recently concluded the first PRG Alliance Summit, held on 16 April 2015 during the Prolight+Sound 2015 trade fair at the Festhalle Messe, Frankfurt.
Prolight+Sound is the leading international trade fair for the event technology sector and covers all products, trades, and services for this market segment. This was the ideal event to bring together the PRG Alliance members and, at the Summit, there were 28 countries represented by 65 attendees. Since the PRG Alliance was launched at Prolight+Sound 2014, the Summit also marked its one-year anniversary.
“This is a milestone for the PRG Alliance,” said Tom Van Hemelryck, Director of the PRG Alliance. “In just one year, 13 of the world’s most highly regarded technical event production companies have joined the PRG Alliance. They bring to the PRG Alliance a tremendous depth of expertise, a commitment to customer service, and a global breadth of coverage that is unequalled in our industry.”
The event was an opportunity for the Alliance members to network as well as attend meetings about the latest PRG Alliance developments, learn about PRG business insights, and participate in discussions about the future of the industry.
A highlight of the event was the Market Trend panel sessions with production specialists from the Entertainment, Special Ceremonies, and Corporate Events segments. The esteemed panelists included Valerie O’Keeffe, CEO from Brighter Than The Sun; Designer Koert Vermeulen, Founder of ACT Lighting Design; Remi Oerlemans, Chief Creative Officer at DVP Event Marketing; Executive Producer Ben Hawkins from George P. Johnson; Production Manager David Wright; and Nick Eltis, Senior Technical Director for the European Games Baku 2015.
“We were happy to attend the PRG Alliance Summit and participate in discussions valuable to our business,” commented Rasmus Bremer, CEO of [Lite]com A / S, a PRG Alliance member in Sweden and Denmark. “We appreciate this new partnership as it will help us to achieve a global reach. At this summit it was obvious that a powerful alliance is taking shape and we are looking forward to being a part of it.”
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