Karaoke: A Universal Past Time?

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Karaoke is a favourite past time in many Asian countries that first originated in Japan but is now also becoming ever more popular around the world. Today, karaoke is estimated to be a USD 10 billion industry, not just growing in popularity in private homes, but also holding plenty of opportunity for professionals looking for interactive activities in the events sector.

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Topics: Audio Visual Technology

5 Trends Set To Shape Professional Events Sector In 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Technology in the professional events sector is constantly evolving. As this technology becomes more user friendly and cost effective to implement, we will see event professionals becoming even more creative and dynamic with its deployment. Here the team at Prolight + Sound Middle East takes a look at some of the key technology and trends expected to shape the professional events sector this 2017.

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Topics: Prolight & Sound, Event / General Services Providers

4 Trends To Take The ProAV Sector By Storm In 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The team of Prolight + Sound Middle East rounds up its predictions of some of the key trends expected to help shape the ProAV sector into 2017 and beyond. Increased demand for cost effective, innovative AV solutions will drive change in the entertainment and events sectors.

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Topics: Prolight & Sound, Audio + AV Systems

Eclectic Stage Designs and Festival Experiences of 2016

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A serious amount of imagination and creativity goes into the stage designs for the world’s best music festivals. At today’s live events, spectators are awed by the jaw-dropping stage productions which are becoming more elaborate and artistic each year. The stage design can delight and entrance with tickets to these eclectic music festivals replete with pyrotechnics, lights and laser shows a ticket to another world.

Here is our pick of some of the best stage designs and festival experiences of 2016.

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Topics: Event / General Services Providers

Ringing in the New Year with Panache: Sydney, Dubai and London

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

New Year’s Eve (NYE) is undoubtedly one of the biggest and perhaps most stressful times of the year for event specialists around the world. Each year the world’s most iconic cities compete to make it onto international TV Broadcasts as they deliver round-ups of the world’s most impressive celebrations.

Scenes of people celebrating are projected into billions of people’s homes as families watch famous cities such as Sydney, Dubai and London ring in the New Year with panache, while millions of others are lucky enough to experience the spectacular shows live.

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Topics: Prolight & Sound, Event / General Services Providers

Retail Digital Media Solutions Can Enhance The Shopping Experience

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Gone is the day where a simple printed sign can be used to announce an offer or special promotion in a retail environment. Today, the savvy retailer needs to be able to communicate information effectively to their customers to bring the retail experience more in line with modern consumers’ expectations. Sophisticated Audio Visual (AV) solutions and retail digital media solutions can really engage with the consumer, encouraging dynamic customer communications.

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Topics: Audio Visual Technology

DSF: An Extravaganza For Professional Event Specialists

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 8, 2016 10:39:39 AM

Planning for the myriad of events, activities and entertainment that takes place during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is a year-round activity. From agreeing on themes and schedules to booking in the acts and installing the right audio visual equipment, professional event specialist teams work year-round as part of the efforts to attract positive footfall through the city’s shopping malls.

This year will mark the 22 nd edition of DSF which will see the city’s malls and retail outlets light up with decorations and deals between December 26 th and January 28 th. DSF is a retail celebration like no other and merges perfectly with the city’s festive celebrations across the month of December, with retailers happy to invest in special lighting and decorations as they spread across two months of festive activities that invariably brings increased footfall.
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Topics: Dubai

Professional Event Specialists Bring Festive Cheer To UAE

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 6, 2016 10:38:20 AM

Shopping malls and hotels around the world make huge investments in festive decorations and live entertainment every December in an effort to increase footfall during this traditionally high spending period. This is a particularly exciting time for professional event specialists dedicated to providing bespoke festive decorations and entertainment.

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Topics: festival lighting

Synthetic and Natural Light Meet at Abu Dhabi’s Upcoming Museums

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Traditionally, museums relied solely on artificial light, blocking out any natural light from the exhibit in an effort to control and regulate heat as well as its potentially damaging light intensity. However, in more recent times and for many reasons, not least of which is energy efficiency, there has been a shift in thought and thus today’s museums are being designed to make the very best use of natural light. 

Here we take a look at Abu Dhabi’s upcoming museums – Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Louvre Abu Dhabi – and how they combine natural light with advanced lighting technology in their architectural designs.  

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Topics: Lighting solutions

Illuminating Our World’s Masterpieces

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Whether the focus is Middle Age Western art in the Louvre, or over 5,000 years of modern and contemporary art at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, museums trace the history of a civilization through artefacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historic or scientific importance.

The museums themselves have become important reference points for educating future generations on the very things that have shaped their present world. It is essential, as part of the museum visitor experience, that the lighting installations remain subtle, while at the same time guide the visitor pathway.
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Topics: Lighting solutions


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