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Clay Paky to sponsor Showlight 2017

Following a hugely successful Showlight in the Czech Republic last year, and with a little over three years to go to the next one, incoming Showlight Chairman John Allen has announced that Clay Paky, a world level reference brand in the sector of professional lighting systems since 1976, is to be the main sponsor of Showlight 2017.

Organised by lighting professionals for lighting professionals, Showlight exists specifically to give people time to talk, to discuss ideas and to mix with some of the best known names in the lighting industry. It is only the support given by companies such as Clay Paky, by providing generous ‘seed’ money, that enables Showlight to take place.

Pio Nahum, Marketing Director of Clay Paky, said: “It is a big honour for us to bring Showlight to Italy. Our country has had a great influence in the development of performing arts and related technologies – you only have to think of how famous Italian theatre, opera and ballet are. For centuries, in every Italian town, even the smallest ones, there has been a theatre, and it is impossible to forget La Scala in Milan, which has always been an international icon of theatre and which, over the centuries, has been the birthplace of many new stage technologies. Italy is also one of the countries where modern show-lighting was born and where many international manufacturers of innovative theatrical products are based.

“I am sure that lighting designers will be enthusiastic to come to Italy for this event. All of us at Clay Paky will do everything we can to ensure delegates can enjoy proverbial Italian hospitality and be inspired by our history and culture.”

John Allen added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Clay Paky as main sponsor. The agreement, coming so early in the organisation of this quadrennial event, ensures that Showlight 2017 can continue our aims and ambitions to offer both delegates and exhibitors the highest quality programme of speakers and social networking opportunities.”

A specific venue for Showlight is still under consideration, but companies wishing to take an exhibition stand, or anyone wishing to register as delegate, can email to be put on the mailing list for information as it becomes available.

For more press information about Showlight please contact Lesley Harmer ( +44 7850 360 680)