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First Exhibitors Confirmed for Showlight 2017

December 2015

With 18 months to go until Showlight 2017 takes place in the Italian city of Florence, the first exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance.


Arri, German Light Products (GLP), Hawthorn and Robe are the first to sign up for the lighting quadrennial, scheduled for 20-23 May 2017, with several other companies already lined up to join them.


This is the 10th fixture for Showlight, a unique event in the entertainment industry, which has grown in popularity since it first appeared in London’s Barbican in 1981.


“Showlight is always a memorable fixture in Hawthorn’s exhibition calendar, not only because it provides a great oversight of the very latest in lighting ideas, with time for everyone to attend presentations and digest ideas, but also gives an opportunity to network with industry colleagues old and new,” said Hawthorn’s Managing Director, Martin Hawthorn.


Mark Ravenhill, President of GLP, was keen to sign up as an exhibitor: “Showlight is just such a unique event and something that we look forward to. It’s great not only to support the event but to be an active part of it. That’s what being an exhibitor allows us to do - to contribute and to participate. Having the opportunity to spend a great few days with so many colleagues from the industry makes Showlight such a joy to be a part of.”


Showlight offers a unique blend of presentations, networking opportunities, visits and exhibition; a colloquium with an emphasis on encouraging students and professionals to enjoy the industry in all its breadth and variety.


Showlight exhibitors have the unrivalled opportunity to present their products to entertainment lighting users from around the world in a much closer environment than that offered by large scale tradeshows. The exhibition is closed during each conference session to allow everyone to attend the presentations. Each exhibitor hosts its own company dinner of a select number of delegates, and sponsors a lighting student, giving them an unprecedented introduction to some of the industry’s major figures, companies and ideas.


Exhibitor spaces for this immensely popular event are strictly limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Companies interested in taking part should contact Jane Cockburn or Derek Gilbert without delay to secure a place.


The main sponsor for Showlight 2017 is Clay Paky.


Photo by Peter Angelo Simo

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