Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017 to attract leading AV brands

CEO Ahmed Pauwels
Updated 12 August 2017
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Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017 to attract leading AV brands

The Middle East’s premier exhibition for the pro-AV, events and entertainment industry, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, is expecting to attract more than 40 exhibitors, representing close to 100 brands from over 11 countries.
Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organizers of the event, said: “The Middle East, with its rapid evolvement as a region that hosts a large number of mega events and international headline-grabbing shows, is a natural market for the latest professional AV services.
“Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017 not only features the best brands and leading suppliers but also presents trade buyers and businesses with an opportunity to benefit from the choice of products and solutions available.”
Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017 will also feature the return of Stage On!, the live demo area where visitors get a close look and feel of the latest AV equipment from leading brands. An interactive forum “Events, Creation and Entertainment Development Forum,” will bring together leaders from the entertainment, events and creation fields to discuss latest trends and developments in the industry.
The two-day forum will bring together leading stakeholders from the government, events, leisure, creation, entertainment and tourism industry to discuss trends and strategies in developing world-class events, iconic attractions and industry partnerships that drive tourism and long-term success. Prominent speakers at the forum include: Tom Davis, director at Theatre Project Consultants; Frederik Fayard, founder of Concept K; and Andy Webb, UK-based lighting designer.
The exhibition will feature a large number of returning exhibitors including the likes of founding partner Martin Professional, Bose and Monacor.
Michael Korte, managing director of Monacor, said: “Dubai is the perfect trading place for our activities in the Middle East and Africa, and Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017 is the right place to showcase our Monacor PA technology as well as IMG Stageline modern stage and event technology. This year, there will be a particular focus on the new DT series from Monacor.”
Nittin Dargan, regional sales manager of Bose, said: “The first edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East met our expectations which is why we’re returning in 2017. “


Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

Updated 21 October 2018
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Ascott launches Festive50 offer in Jeddah, Turkey

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has announced a special offer across selected properties, in celebration of the festive season.

The Festive50 offer is available across Ascott’s Jeddah properties — including Ascott Sari Jeddah, Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah — as well as Somerset Maslak Istanbul in Turkey. Guests can enjoy 50 percent off their stay until the end of 2018. 

Properties are located close to various restaurants and attractions for travelers to enjoy. The serviced residences also provide guests with a range of facilities and amenities to further aid in their convenience, including fully equipped gymnasiums, swimming pools, lounges, restaurants, parking and meeting facilities.

Ascott Sari Jeddah is located among prominent shopping malls and the Jeddah corniche, a key attraction for visitors to the city. Various entertainment and lifestyle offerings are available in the vicinity, including the tallest fountain in the world, King Fahd’s Fountain.

Ascott Tahlia Jeddah is situated in the heart of the city, providing guests with easy access to many multinational companies, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafés. 

Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah, in the north of the city, is surrounded by a variety of culinary hotspots. Given the city’s close proximity to the Red Sea, guests are often spoilt for choice due to the number of top seafood restaurants in the area.

Spectrums Residence Jeddah, on Prince Sultan Road in the Al-Salamah district, is in the vicinity of shopping malls, international schools and hospitals. Its prime location allows travelers to enjoy balanced living in the bustling city. 

Those looking to venture out of the Middle East for a quick escape, can head to Turkey to avail the Festive50 offer at Somerset Maslak Istanbul. The property lies within Europe’s largest lifestyle development, the new Maslak 1453. Providing an oasis of calm in the bustling city, the property is the perfect balance between work and play.

The Ascott Limited is an international serviced residence owner-operator. The Singapore company has more than 55,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 39,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 94,000 units in over 630 properties. The company’s brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection and lyf. Its portfolio spans more than 160 cities across over 30 countries.

Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. In 2006, it established the world’s first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust.