Prolight + Sound

The Global Entertainment Technology Show for Light, Audio, Stage, Media + Events

The current key figures are FKM-certified.

Statistics

figures4/20194/20221)4/2023
FKM certification
Space (m²)
space (gross)86.50047.30048.000
space (net)36.10316.30219.897
Special show space2.2882.1504.242
Exhibitor stand space33.81514.15215.655
hall space32.63913.78415.388
domestic13.1726.6736.601
foreign19.4677.1118.787
open air1.176368267
domestic591283201
foreign5858566
Exhibitor figures
Exhibitors784368453
domestic281204200
foreign503164253
other represented firms0
Visitor figures
Visitors (number of admissions)42.70618.32027.556
domestic18.6169.75814.704
foreign24.0908.56212.852
1) To evaluate the key figures: Exhibition was held during the Corona Pandemic, which started in January 2020.
Exhibitors profile

Origin of exhibitors 2023 from 34 countries
Australia: 1; Austria: 7; Belgium: 11; Canada: 4; China, People's Republic: 61; Croatia: 1; Czechia: 8; Denmark: 3; Finland: 3; France: 15; Germany: 200; Greece: 1; Hungary: 2; India: 1; Ireland: 2; Israel: 2; Italy: 22; Latvia: 4; Lithuania: 2; Luxembourg: 2; Mexico: 1; Netherlands: 26; New Zealand: 1; Poland: 6; Serbia: 1; Slovakia: 4; Spain: 6; Sweden: 6; Switzerland: 7; Taiwan: 4; Türkiye: 6; Ukraine: 1; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: 22; United States of America: 10

FKM Trade visitors profile 2023
Visitors total (number of entries)27.556Proportion of trade visitors90 %
Open all information
Origin according to federal states
Total Germany (%)52
of which
Nielsen 110
  • Bremen0
  • Hamburg3
  • Lower Saxony7
  • Schleswig-Holstein1
Nielsen 216
  • North Rhine-Westphalia16
Nielsen 3a33
  • Hesse23
  • Rhineland-Palatinate8
  • Saarland1
Nielsen 3b15
  • Baden-Württemberg15
Nielsen 415
  • Bavaria15
Nielsen 5+66
  • Berlin3
  • Brandenburg1
  • Mecklenburg-West Pommerania0
  • Saxony-Anhalt1
Nielsen 75
  • Saxony3
  • Thuringia2
Economic sector
Economic sector (%)
  • Event service providers20
  • Hire service for audio/lighting/AV media technology5
  • Lighting design/stage design4
  • Architecture/planning office4
  • Other services/self-employed7
  • Event venue12
  • Trade7
  • Industry5
  • Skilled trades2
  • Media7
  • Authority/public services4
  • Educational institution2
  • Other sectors8
  • Pupil, student9
  • Other not gainfully employed3
Professional position
Professional position (%)
  • Entrepreneur, co-owner, freelancer30
  • Managing director, board member, head of an authority etc.15
  • Area manager, works manager, plant manager, branch manager, head of public office6
  • Department head, group head, team leader11
  • Other salaried staff, civil servant, skilled worker17
  • Lecturer, teacher2
  • Trainee6
  • Other position2
  • Student9
  • Other not gainfully employed3
Occupation
Occupation (%)
  • 26
  • 10
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • other professions21
  • 9
  • 3
Origin by km
Distance to home (%)
  • up to 50 km11
  • more than 50 km up to 100 km7
  • more than 100 km up to 300 km24
  • over 300 km58
Origin by continents
Foreign origin total (%) *48
of which
  • EU59
  • Other european countries20
  • Africa2
  • North America2
  • South and Central America3
  • Middle East2
  • South-, East-, Central Asia10
  • Australia/Oceania1

* = determined by visitor registration

Origin by countries
Countries with the highest visitor shares (%) *
  • Netherlands9
  • Switzerland6
  • Belgium6
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland6
  • France6

* = determined by visitor registration

Size of company/organization
Size of company/organization (%)
  • 1 - 431
  • 5 - 913
  • 10 - 4918
  • 50 - 19912
  • 200 - 4995
  • 500 - 9993
  • 1 000 and more7
  • Student9
  • Other not employed3
Purchasing/ Procurement powers
Influence on purchasing/procurement decisions (%)
  • decisively24
  • collectively22
  • in an advisory capacity/organization22
  • no21
  • Student9
  • Other not gainfully employed3
Frequency of trade fair visits
Frequency of trade fair visits (%)
  • Previous event26
  • Earlier events57
  • First visit32
Length of stay
Average length of stay (days)

1.9

Survey conducted by: Wissler & Partner

Industry sectorLighting, Lighting Technology (industry 11), Photography, Film (Technology, Licences), Broadcasting and Television Technology (industry 30), Trade Fairs, Congresses and Events, Event and Stage Technology (industry 60)
Main product groupSystem Components, Installations for Theatre Stages, Decorative Lighting, Presentation Technology, Functional Furnishings, Security Systems, Services, Books, Acoustics Technology, Technical Items for Events, Communication Technology, Disco Equipment, Audio-Visual Technology, Lighting Technology, Displays (LED and LCD), Cables, Conference Technology, Laser Technology, Net Work, Control Systems, Studio Equipment, Fabrics for Industrial Purposes, Sound Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP)
AccessTrade visitors
Direct sale (retail sale to visitors permitted?)No



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