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Palm EXPO-2008

The 17th China international exhibition on pro audio, light music and technology is back at Beijing from 29 May to 1 June 2008. With the ardent support of both local and international exhibitors, PALM Expo has grown to become the one of the top events of its kind in the industry.

PALM Expo 2007 welcomed more than 175,000 visitors from 77 countries and 1,200 exhibitors from 35 countries, making it an event not to be missed if you are a professional involved in live sound, professional recording, sound reinforcement, architectural/disco/theatre lighting, special effects, visual and sound communications for the entertainment, presentation, project installations, music and other related industries.

The outlook for the global entertainment and media (E&M) industry looks extremely promising, with a projected increase of 6.4% compound growth rate to US$2 trillion in 2011. Led by China, E&M spending will continue to grow at double-digit annual rates for the next five years ("Global Entertainment and Media Outlook", PricewaterhouseCoopers).

In the lead up to the Olympic Games, the costs of operations and participation at PALM Expo 2008 may be increased. To combat this, the IIR Exhibitions, together with co-organiser, CETA (China Entertainment Technology Association) have rolled out a series of exhibitor incentives.

Exhibitors at the international halls will enjoy a special rebate of RMB40 per sqm, while those in the local halls receive RMB20 per sqm. Terms and conditions apply. For more details, please contact Juri Tan at juri.tan@iirx.com.sg.

All exhibitors will also be entitled to complimentary stationery and drinking water, while stocks last. In addition, free storage for empties (empty carton boxes) is available.

More facilities, such as the Exhibitors Discussion Area and Visitors Rest Area have been added to enhance both visiting and exhibiting experiences at PALM Expo. Other improvements such as more on-site signage and more stringent sound level control will also be put in place.



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