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PLASA - THE ORGANISATION  PLASA actively represents businesses and specialists across the live events, entertainment, communication and architectural.

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1 PLASA - THE ORGANISATION  PLASA actively represents businesses and specialists across the live events, entertainment, communication and architectural industries.  Our role is to provide leadership, protect everyone’s interests, develop industry skills and deliver substantial and tangible commercial benefits to enhance the effectiveness of our members.

2 THE PLASA MEMBERSHIP  Nearly 600 businesses and consultancies are part of the PLASA network.  They range from corporates to SMEs to individual specialists and operate across the globe, focusing on delivering professional technologies and services to a diverse range of clients.  All of these businesses believe in and work to the PLASA Code of Professional Practice.

3 DEVELOPING INDUSTRY SKILLS  PLASA is actively leading the development of qualifications for the sector.  Our aim is to provide recognition for your skills and set the benchmark for best practice.  We are the only trade association in the sector to be recognised as an Awarding Body by the QCA.

4 DEVELOPING INDUSTRY SKILLS  Last year we launched the new PLASA National Rigging Certificate.  To date 320+ people have registered and over 70 riggers have achieved either Level 2 or 3.  We are also developing NVQs for the audio and audio-visual sectors.  We intend to use these as the blueprint for a series of technical qualifications.

5 PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS  PLASA is an active lobbyist.  We employ a political consultancy to influence policy.  We lobbied Ofcom on the radio spectrum sell-off and won key concessions.  We act as a radar for members, identifying relevant regulations and providing guidance on their adoption and implementation.

6 A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE  PLASA is working closely with other organisations in the industry to ensure we have a sustainable future.  We were the first organisation to launch a BS 8901 programme designed to help our members achieve compliance with this new event management standard.  We believe it will become a default requirement of events industry tenders and contracts.

7 BENEFITS TO YOU  Business Advisory Helplines. business, financial & personnel issues  Technical Advice/Health & Safety Helpline.  Competitive Rates on BS 8901 Programme.  PLASA Research Desk – tailored briefings.  Listing in Online Business Directory.  Credit Check Reports on UK companies.  Online Business Management Centre.  Invite to Members Lunch and Events.

8 THE BENEFITS TO YOU Preferential Rates on  All PLASA Events and Exhibitions.  Advertising in L&SI and L&SA.  Seminars and Training.  PLASA Qualifications.  Technical Books.  Debt Collection service.  Insurance.  Healthcare Plan.

9 HOW DOES IT WORK?  Membership is for companies and individuals working in the events, entertainment, installation and communication industries.  Membership means a commitment to the highest possible standards, therefore Members are expected to meet certain criteria.

10 MEMBERSHIP FEES  Business Premier Membership is £645 a year.  Business Standard Membership is £390 a year.  Individual Membership is £125 a year.  Educational Membership is £260 a year. [students can join for free]  Affiliate Membership is £390 a year.  All are subject to a nominal verification fee.  Want to know more? and we will send you the full

11 ANY QUESTIONS?  PLASA  Tel: +44 (0)  


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