The Future Hub will take centre stage
Germany - At the centre of the career and training opportunities on offer at Prolight+Sound (19-22 March) will be the Future Hub. Divided into Campus, Career Centre, Start-up Area and Networking Lounge, the area is promoted as ‘a contact point for the professionals of today and tomorrow’. Designed to conserve resources and powered by green electricity, it also sends out a clear signal in favour of energy efficiency and sustainability.
The latter is also the driving force behind a joint project with the Lycée Francais Victor Hugo in Frankfurt. Plants used as decorative and meta-story elements in the Future Hub will be given a permanent place in the school's garden after the show. With this campaign, Prolight+Sound is emphasising its efforts to constantly promote the topic of sustainability in the sector through creative projects. Another aim is to convey the diversity and wealth of ideas in the event industry to schoolchildren.
At the Campus, educational institutions will provide information about training and further education opportunities in the event industry and advise young talent on career planning.
In cooperation with the VPLT (Association for Media and Event Technology), the Berlin University of Applied Sciences, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, the Technical University of Central Hesse and the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts will be represented.
In co-operation with the BVFK (Federal Association of Television Cinematographers), Filmhaus Frankfurt, Macromedia and GPB Berlin will also be presenting their diverse educational programmes. Furthermore, the SAE Institute Frankfurt will give interested parties an insight into its extensive training and further education programme as well as degree courses in the field of media production.
The Start-up Area is where companies from the event sector present young, up-and-coming brands that have been on the market for a maximum of five years. The focus is on innovative products and concepts that provide exciting insights into the future of the event industry. Audio Zenit, Power on Tools, Dexa, Limbic Media and more will be among the young brands that will be presented.
Prolight+Sound has always placed a special focus on young talent in the event technology sector. This was the motivation behind the creation of the Future Talents Day. This year, the VPLT (Association for Media and Event Technology) is in charge of realising the event in cooperation with the BDKV (Federal Association of the Concert and Event Industry) and EVVC (European Association of Event Centres).
"I believe that a passion for our industry should be sparked at a young age - that is our mission, our goal. That's why the Future Talents Day at Prolight+Sound is aimed specifically at school pupils, students and trainees. With a varied programme, we want to show them the diverse career opportunities in the event industry and actively bring them into contact with companies,” explains Mira Wölfel, director Prolight+Sound.

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