ENTECH CONNECT: Melbourne Gets Back its Sound and Light Show
For the first time in a decade Melbourne will host a sound and light expo with ENTECH CONNECT being staged at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on July 18 and 19.
The last event of its kind was held in Melbourne in 1997 – and since then all ENTECHs have been held at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
The event manager Stephen Dallimore says research has found that post GFC many companies can no longer afford to send as many delegates to inter-state conferences, and Melbourne is a huge marketplace for our clients.
“Victorian companies tend to update their equipment more regularly than Sydney companies. This may be because Victoria holds more events with a range of different sizes,” he said.
“It will be a smaller show (than Sydney), based part on trade, part on networking and part on seminar.”
The seminars will offer visitors the chance to learn from industry experts, peers and international guests.
PLASA is supporting the show, and will be providing an international speaker.
JMC Academy is onboard again as an education partner and will deliver a session on the Fundamentals of Audio.
Seminars will cover specialty areas including Lighting Design, Projection, Rigging, Integration and Audio.
ALIA is holding three different lighting seminars on day 2 and a Testing and Tagging seminar on day 1.
The two day showcase aims to be informal and inexpensive for visitors…while giving a hand on the latest industry technology.
Exhibitors showcasing new products include Show Technology Australia, Jands, ULA, Yamaha, National Audio Systems and Audio Products Group.
Yamaha is also using the event to launch its new CL Series digital mixers.
ENTECH CONNECT will host the Australian debut and first public training sessions
Yamaha says the new consoles “offer an evolved experience in accessible mixing plus sonic purity and advanced sound shaping capabilities that will give the most imaginative artists and engineers unprecedented creative freedom. “
To sign up to be sent training registration information as it becomes available, please go to www.yamahamusic.com.au/ca
Yamaha CA Australia will also run a separate hands-on training seminar at ENTECH Connect entitled "Dante Digital Audio Networking - Hands-On, How-To, and Why". This 55 minute practical seminar will teach participants how to interconnect and administer multiple Dante devices in a standard ethernet network.