An internationally recognised and established event in the professional sound, light, music, audio visual and system integration industries, PALME has been going strong in the regional market since its inception in 2003.
The event has changed shape over the years; growing out of previous events Event 360 and Festivale. The PALME event is now a stand-alone professional event built with the industry in mind.
The global economic crises seriously affected the construction boom in the UAE with knock-on effects for the installation sector in both residential and commercial properties. This is looking more optimistic now with a renewal of postponed projects coming back on line. The region is positive on the event side as well with the Qatar World Cup and a renewed event calendar in the UAE (Volvo Ocean Race, Jazz Festival, concerts with major global artists such as Madonna etc) beating the odds.
The professional sound, light, audio visual and systems integration industries go hand in hand with the growth in tourism, hospitality and infrastructure developments. With capital intensive tourism and the hospitality industry delivering more than 20% of Dubai’s GDP alone and tourist numbers expected to reach 15 million by 2015, these sectors are expected to be resilient in the coming years.
This offers enormous potential for suppliers of professional sound, light, music, audio-visual and systems integration technologies and solutions for the professional entertainment, events, hospitality, building and construction as well as project installation industries in new build and refurbishment.
PALME will give both exhibitors and visitors the same opportunity but will also allow these international key players for this industry the chance to interact with the local distributors for a fast reviving market in the midst of economic turmoil elsewhere.
WHO WILL YOU SEE ON-SITE
PALME attracts a mix of key international manufacturers, regional distributors and production/rental companies providing professional sound, lighting, audio visual and systems integration equipment and solutions. These exhibiting companies are looking to meet current clients, source new distributors, consider opening local offices and gain access to a developing market in the Middle East.
SHOW FLOOR PROFILE
Exhibition space: 4,400m2
Exhibiting companies: 200
Visitors expected: 5000
Attendee countries: 30
WHO WILL VISIT?
Decision-makers from across the Middle East who specify, purchase or rent professional sound, light, audio visual and systems integration solutions or equipment for broadcast and other media; concerts, conferences, festivals and live events; construction projects for commercial, retail, and recreational purposes; and healthcare and training.
Visitors to the show garner the opportunity to speak face-to-face to key regional suppliers, installers and integrators from the professional entertainment, events and project installation industries, and to place orders for specialized and bespoke equipment. Most attendees wish to gain knowledge on the latest technologies available and are therefore able to compare products and the prices across the market.
The visitor will see a variety of technologies which will help differentiate their business – pro audio including loudspeakers/PAs, amplifiers conference systems; pro light including control systems, lighting filters, decorative lighting, special FX including haze/fog machines, lasers, fireworks, rigging, staging, trussing including stage engineering, backcloths, drapes, audio visual including music/video systems, touch screens, and accessories including cabinet hardware, headphones, cabling etc, and musical instruments and accessories.
NEW FOR 2012
This year the team is introducing a social networking event for senior level visitors and exhibitors in a more informal environment, as befitting the audience. To be held immediately after the show closes on the first day (1st May) the reception will provide an opportunity for hosted buyers to be directly introduced to relevant suppliers in a more relaxed environment than has previously been available.
PALME will provide educational opportunities on the show floor during the 3-day event, where visitors can learn from the seminars that are available from world-revered experts.
Lighting Solutions Conference
The Lighting Solutions Conference is a well-established feature of PALME which caters to lighting solutions professionals, designed to enhance their knowledge of progressions in lighting design, examine the future of the lighting and integration solutions industries, and to showcase contemporary approaches to lighting design and solutions.
Innovative new designs and projects from the region and beyond will be presented, as lighting experts and designers come together on one platform to discuss ground-breaking approaches to architectural lighting design.
The conference will showcase lighting industry leaders allowing you to network with architects, lighting design experts, lighting solution providers and key industry figures at PALME’s 4th Lighting Solutions Conference.
Topics to be covered:
- New technologies and products in lighting design
- Energy efficient solutions and day lighting integration
- Development and efficiency standards of LED in the Middle East
- Debate on LED performance: Are LEDs for everybody in the lighting profession?
- Case Studies: Small-scale lighting projects, AND large-scale lighting projects
- Lighting solutions: small-scale lighting design (residential and retail)
- From Design to Practice: drawings, specifications, costing and supervision
Pro-Audio and Visual Conference
PALME’s Pro-Audio and Visual Conference will offer professionals an unparalleled opportunity to learn from industry experts, gather new information and discover the latest technical advances in Pro AV.
This conference will be relevant to all professionals who buy or rent AV equipment; from venues to rental companies. The sessions will cover areas such as how to control low frequency for events, steerable base arrays for live events to ensure minimal disruption/impact to others (i.e. hotel guests) and turnkey visualization solutions for venues.
Exhibitor-led Technical Seminars
A series of product specific technical sessions which are free to attend for all PALME visitors will be held by exhibiting companies who will be showcasing their latest innovations.
Expert Seminar Sessions:
- TBC: Rigging Qualifications/Certifications
- TBC: SAE Institute Seminar Sessions
LOBO Laser Show – a fantastic display of the latest capabilities
PALME will provide visitors with an exclusive forum to learn about the latest of what’s on offer globally and here, in the UAE, and so transform their business in an increasingly competitive environment.