16-18 September 2018
London Olympia, National Hall

Plasa 2018

PLASA Show 2018 seminar programme

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CAD Apprenticeship for Theatre and Live Events Forum

18-Sep-2018
Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
Lighting , Industry Initiatives , Rigging, Production, Structures

From producing theatre companies to specialist scenic constructors, there are reports of difficulties in recruiting CAD draughtpersons who are proficient in working in the context of live performance and events. For technical  staff who have developed their careers in the Stage Department, as opposed to Electrics of Sound, developing CAD skills can often be a useful path for personal Continuing Professional Development, as well as meeting a skills shortage within larger teams. The larger theatre and live event employers are already paying the Apprenticeship Levy, which, if not used within 24 months will be lost back to the Treasury. There are now mechanisms for Apprenticeship Levy Paying employers to transfer funds for apprenticeships to non-Levy Paying SMEs. With this combination of factors in mind, a number of industry employers and organisations have been researching the options for a CAD Apprenticeship for Theatre and Live Performance.  Apprenticeships are not limited to only new recruits. In-service personnel may take-up apprenticeship schemes. If as an employer or a working practitioner you would like to hear more about a CAD Apprenticeship for the Theatre and Live Event industries or you have suggestions as to what such an Apprenticeship should include, please come along to listen and/or contribute to this open forum.

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Chairperson
Robin Townley, CEO - ABTT

Hosted by

The ABTT
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Exhibitors

189

Seminars

66

Speakers

88

Days

3

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Audio

Audio

Audio

AV

AV

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Lighting

Lighting

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Stage Technology

Stage Technology

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Rigging

Rigging

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Testimonials

  • It was a really impressive show. Every time I looked there were lots of conversations going on around the show floor. I think every exhibitor should be happy. It was magic!
    Mick Hannaford
    Robe
  • We rate PLASA as one of the best shows in the world. We’ve had a really successful event, meeting our European clients and securing new overseas contacts as well as visitors from closer to home.
    Gary Fails
    City Theatrical
  • The show was incredibly busy, I didn’t have a moment of quiet time. I’ve seen more international visitors here this year which is great. I love it!
    Darren Beckley
    ETC Ltd
  • We’ve been exhibiting at PLASA for around 10 years and show both competing and complementary technologies, allowing our customers to see the differences between them. No one feels they’re getting the hard sell, it works very well.
    John Penn
    SSE Audio
  • We were delighted that 80% of our European distribution network came to the show, and we had visitors from Korea, Hong Kong and the US. The stand was really busy and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the show.
    Matthew Lloyd
    GDS
  • This year’s PLASA show was one of the busiest ever, and in my opinion, it was also one of the best we’ve exhibited at. All in all, it was a very positive show for us and our suppliers.
    Jonathan Walters
    A.C. Entertainment Technologies
  • The show was genuinely good and there was a buzz. We certainly had a crowded stand and we hope the successful launching of new products brings the results we want. May PLASA continue for many more years.
    Cliff Dounting
    Chauvet
  • I am a big fan of PLASA London since the move and believe that the PLASA team have totally re-invigorated the show and established it as the product show in the UK, where the UK market turn to look at new products.
    Ben Noble
    Push the Button

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