Prolight + Sound will be adding a ‘Future Hub’ to Hall 11.0 in 2020, which is designed for young companies and professionals and the start-up segment of the event industry.
The new special area will make use of resource-friendly materials and green electricity and will provide information about career opportunities and professional tips for those just starting out.
The Future Hub has four main sections:
Start-ups from all segments of the event-technology sector, which have been on the market for less than five years, can present their products and solutions in the Start-up Area. This year, Messe Frankfurt is placing particular importance on sustainability with elements such as frames, fabric coverings, doors, and walls, as well as carpeting, being made of fully reusable materials. The electricity supply is generated by photo-voltaic cells on the roof of Hall 12.0 – and rounded off by the use of low-emission and solvent-free paint for the back walls of the exhibition stands.
With universities, academies and other institutes of advanced education offering specialised courses of study revolving around events, ‘Campus’ is the first port of call for newcomers to the sector who are looking for basic and advance training opportunities in the event industry.
The Career Centre is the meeting place for companies with vacancies to fill and for specialists looking for new challenges. Organised in cooperation with the German Media and Event Technology Association (VPLT), the result is a presentation platform for exhibitors whose focus is on recruiting well-trained staff. Additionally, visitors can use touch screens to find out about situations vacant in the entertainment-technology sector.
In the heart of the Future Hub, the Networking Lounge is the ideal setting for discussions with new contacts.
Visitors will find the main lecture stage of Hall 11.0 in the immediate vicinity of the Future Hub. One of the main themes to be covered is career planning. The seminar programme is being organised in cooperation with associations, universities and companies. Participation is free of charge for all Prolight + Sound attendees.