UK - Sterling Events Group recently added to its professional audio offering through a substantial investment in EM Acoustics loudspeakers. Since adding to its portfolio, Sterling has deployed EM Acoustics systems on multiple high-profile projects.
The investment, comprised of 24 R8 Reference Series loudspeakers, complemented by 12 S215 subwoofers, has granted Sterling Events Group access to a powerful audio arsenal, enabling them to offer high-quality sound solutions to an expanding client base.
"EM’s R8s have proven to be a game-changer for us. We recognised the need for a an accessible, yet still high-quality option to meet diverse demands of some of our client base,” commented Tom Wright, assistant head of audio at Sterling Events Group. “The Reference Series

Singapore - Wild Rice @ Funan is part of a modern performing arts complex sitting at the heart of Singapore’s lively civic and cultural district. Built in 2019, the main Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre space offers an intimate 358-capacity space with Singapore’s only thrust stage, which was inspired by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK.
In 2022, the theatre took delivery of a new Robe moving light package – 10 x T1 Profiles and 16 x ParFect 150s – which joined the original lighting rig that was specified by theatre design consultants Charcoalblue when the venue opened. More recently, the theatre invested in Robe again, purchasing Tetra2 moving LED battens and LEDBeam 350 wash beams to boost the general lighting rig.
The fixtures were delivered via Robe’s Asia Pacific office, and these lighting investments were overseen

UK - Event technology and production services company Encore has named Stefica Divkovic as managing director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Divkovic has extensive experience driving business growth, managing operations, and transforming corporate cultures in highly competitive environments. Additionally, she has a strong focus on delivering excellent customer experiences. She previously served as the senior vice president of the EMEA region at Everbridge Inc., focusing on scaling customer and partner relationships across the region. Prior to that, she led Verizon's DACH and EMEA businesses and held senior leadership positions at other large global organisations, such as T-Systems.
“Stefica exhibits the best leadership characteristics for the managing director role in EMEA,” said Dustin Worley, SVP of international at Encore. “Her experience acros

Europe - Absen has announced the retirement of Ross Burling, its European industry development director OOH & sports and the appointment of James Cook as industry development director, Europe
Having worked for Absen Europe for a number of years, Ross has headed up the OOH & sports division, growing its team and securing a range of projects throughout Europe. He has devoted over 34 years to the AV industry, working for a range of leading AV manufacturers, specialising specifically in DOOH and sports for the last 25 years.
“I would like to thank all of the great friends, colleagues, and mentors who have guided and supported me during my time in the industry, and made it such a fantastic, educational, enjoyable and fun filled experience. I’m delighted that James Cook is replacing me at Absen to further strengthen and grow the Absen relationships and presence

UK - Robert Juliat reports positive response to its latest new products at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt where it exhibited alongside its long-term German distributor, Lightpower.
Robert Juliat previewed its new LED, cool white 6000K Tristan followspot for the first time in Germany. Tristan is an 800W LED high output followspot with a 7°-14° zoom range and an output to rival the 1800W Victor MSR followspot.
Unique to Tristan is a totally new feature, a motorised iris, which enables the creation of iris presets. More features include electronic dimming, local and DMX control, integrated power supply and silent operation, along with a remote display and accessories for the operator. Tristan is compatible with DMX/RDM/Ethernet/ArtNet and sACN protocols.
Equally at ease in front-of-hour, truss and backlight positions, Tristan is set to become the LED replacement for

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