PL+S 2020: Three more exhibitors withdraw
Monday, 9 March 2020
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Europe - Three further exhibitors have announced they won't be attending this year's Prolight+Sound (PL+S) tradeshow. Loudspeaker manufacturer Adamson Systems Engineering, ionage GmbH - the company behind Madrix - and LED solutions manufacturer Roe Visual have all pulled out of the Frankfurt-based event. The tradeshow, which was due to take place at the end of March, was postponed to 26-29 May due to coronavirus fears.
The three companies have joined a growing list of exhibitors who have formally withdrawn from the annual fair. As of today, these are Adam Hall, Allen & Heath, d&b audiotechnik, ETC, High End Systems, JB Lighting, L-Acoustics, Martin Audio, Nexo, Vari-Lite and Strand, and Yamaha Music Europe. "Unfortunately, we cannot participate in Prolight+Sound this year", comments Madrix sales manager, Christian Hertel. "This was not an easy decision for us at all. We have been exhibiting at the show every single year since 2005 and had really been looking forward to it. It is an absolute highlight each year for our entire team and all of our customers, partners, and distributors. Due to the show's recent postponement by Messe Frankfurt, we are running into scheduling conflicts and thus cannot attend anymore."
Marc Bertrand, CEO of Adamson Systems Engineering, comments: “We didn’t come to this decision lightly, but ultimately, we had to do what we felt was best for our Adamson Network partners and end-users, as well as our employees. We wish organizers and participants the best for 2020 and look forward to returning in 2021.”
Marina Prak, marketing manager at Roe Visual, says: “Taking the general effect of the outbreak of the coronavirus into consideration, we saw no other option than to re-think our plans for this Spring and to decide not to participate in the postponed Prolight+Sound exhibition.
“The quality of our exhibition presence and the total experience of the tradeshows will be under pressure, but foremost the safety of our personnel and clients is what is paramount in our view”.
Roe's European team is curerntly organising alternative plans, including "small-scale events" such as in-house product presentations, open-house meetings and seminar days. These plans will be finalised in the coming week and announced on the company's social media channels.

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