Dear Colleagues and dear Friends of EVVC,
The introduction to this latest newsletter is put together with great impressions from this year’s Annual General Meeting, the Prolight+Sound and the I-ESC premiere still fresh in mind.
To begin with, heartfelt thanks go to all our members for the trust you have placed in the Board once again. This allowed for the Annual General Meeting to be carried out in a very quick and smooth manner. As always, we will do our best in the upcoming year to justify the trust you placed in us.
Big thanks also go to the Saalbau GmbH for its hospitality during the evening function at the Bürgerhaus Bornheim. Since our office moved into the Saalbau GmbH head office, Frankfurt has become something like the centre of life for the association.
Besides, the 2013 edition of the leading trade fair for event technology, music and entertainment certainly fascinated and deeply impressed us with all its offers and possibilities. Its variety, internationality and enormous size offer the unique chance to acquire all-encompassing information, and leaves some visitors overwhelmed by the vast amount of impressions. For ten years now, this phenomenon has accompanied our Annual General Meeting every other year, in trustful cooperation with the Messe Frankfurt. Hence, on occasion of this anniversary, very special thanks also go to the Messe Frankfurt.
In this tenth year, we also premiered the I-ESC, organised and carried out by the DPVT (our joint association with the VPLT and the DTHG), with the goal of adding an important and special topic to the accompanying congress at the Eventplaza. Questions about all things event security as well as concepts and problem-solving approaches formed the base of this event idea. Participant numbers as well as early feedback and responses right after the event are cause for hope that this first attempt can be considered a success. Also, the key subject seems to have suited the Prolight + Sound very well.
In my opinion, the I-ESC is a great opportunity for the EVVC to further accompany the Prolight + Sound after ten years. We look forward to the upcoming talks with the DPVT and the Frankfurt Messe to further discuss options and visions, and to promote concepts and contents. And who knows, maybe the event concept of the next Annual General Meeting in 2015 in Frankfurt will look different in many ways, and will have us enter the second decade of our success story with the Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt on all new paths.
As Robert Lemke once stated so nicely: “We owe our progress to people who either asked: why, or: why not?”
On that note, as always: Stay with us.