International interest in the event is high and exhibitors from 19 countries have registered to take part
Germany - On 9 June 2015 Stage|Set|Scenery will open its doors. With Stage|Set|Scenery, Messe Berlin and DTHG, the organisers of the event, aim to address the industry's forward-looking international markets. Leading international manufacturers and service providers from various parts of the industry will be attending and showcasing their projects, products and innovations.

International interest in the event is high and exhibitors from the following 19 countries have registered to take part: Belgium, China, Germany, Finland, France, the UK, Italy, Canada, Latvia, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, the Czech Republic and the USA.

The participation of foreign associations cooperating with DTHG is a measure of the widespread interest in international dialogue. Thus, partnerships and sponsorships have been secured with the Organisation of Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) and with professional organisations from China (CETA), the Netherlands (VPT), Austria (OETHG), Switzerland (SVTB-ASTT), the USA (USITT), the UK (ABTT and PLASA) and Sweden (STTF).

The three-day international Stage Technology Conference is an integral part of Stage|Set|Scenery. On 9 June at 11.30 a.m. Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, will open the trade show and conference with a keynote speech. The symposium will take place in Forum I in Hall 4.2. Its slogan is Theatres and cultural spaces - urban centres and their continuous metamorphosis and cultural adaptation in the 21st century.

Other papers, workshops and presentations dealing with scenography/design, international projects, media technology, sustainability and stage and lighting technology will also be taking place. Simultaneous interpreting into English and German will be available at the International Stage Technology Conference. Around 140 individual events will be held. The supporting programme includes numerous specialist events.

One of the most important issues is that of visitor safety at events and this will be dealt with in depth on the Safety in Action stage in Hall 3.2. Based on the example of a traditional evening event, a look will be taken at the various work routines in the context of the safety issues involved. In addition, there will be fascinating, scientifically researched lectures on safety, pyrotechnics, lasers, rigging, stress analysis, fire protection and stage-set design.

Stage|Set|Scenery will be hosting three events for stage managers: stage managers' meetings on 10 and 11 June 2015 from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 a.m. respectively as well as 'Modern control desks for stage managers - as wide-ranging as the arts they serve' on 11 June from 4.30 to 5.15 p.m. in Forum II in Hall 4.2.

(Jim Evans)

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