The new site further develops the extensive and freely-available information resources offered to the industry by PLASA. Now available are fully-searchable databases allowing fast, easy and flexible access to the full listing of 450+ PLASA members; 1,500 industry news items in the online news archive; a comprehensive calendar of industry events, and over 100 titles in PLASA’s Technical Book Service.
PLASA’s Managing Director Matthew Griffiths comments: "Aside from the great new look of the site, I’m especially pleased with the new keyword-search facilities. We provide the opportunity - for free, and within a matter of seconds - to find every news item that a particular company has appeared in on the PLASA News website over the past 18 months. The same applies for searching the membership database for companies, products and services, or for finding details of worldwide industry events. This is what the industry has been demanding from a website like ours, and we’re pleased to be offering such a truly beneficial service."
In addition to providing a valuable resource to the global industry, the new site has been designed to represent all the diverse aspects of PLASA as an organisation - including the Association, the PLASA Show, PLASA Media, PLASA Online News and PLASA Technical Standards.
The new site also promotes the PLASA membership to a rapidly-increasing worldwide audience of industry professionals. Figures for 2000 show that the previous PLASA website received around 1.2 million page requests during the year - representing a 50% increase on the figure for 1999. It is expected that the launch of the new PLASA website, with its enhanced information facilities, will further increase this figure for 2001, making www.plasa.org a major reference point for the global industry.