SBES - November 2003, London
Monday, 14 July 2003
UK - After a lack of bookings earlier in the year, which forced a rethink on the scale of this year's SBES, the organizers Point Promotions report that the event has now sold out. And, if demand for additional space continues, show organizer Dave McVittie hopes to be able to negotiate extra space with the venue, taking the exhibition back up in scale once more.

The economic down-turn, coupled with the change of venue, clearly gave some long-term exhibitors pause for thought before booking stand space this year. However good it may be, realistically the new venue represents something of an unknown for some, and extra thinking time was clearly needed before bookings were made. Now however, most established exhibitors, and some new ones, are on board.

Amongst the confirmed exhibitors are Canford Audio, De Wolfe Sound Effects Services (exhibiting for the first time), HHB, ntl, P Squared and Planet Wide Radio (on separate stands for the first time), Preco, Radica Broadcast Systems, RCS and Thum & Mahr. In all, approaching 50 exhibitors are now booked to attend SBES 2003.

The 28th Sound Broadcasting Equipment Show takes place at the Platinum Suite of the ExCeL Conference Centre in London's Docklands on Wednesday and Thursday the 26th and 27th of November 2003. The show is aimed at professionals in independent and public service broadcasting, as well as those in TV and film sound recording, outside broadcasting and post- production sound. It attracts visitors from all sectors of the industry based in the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe and further afield.

(Ruth Rossington)

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