12/12/2013 15:12 HRS

Stage Technologies takes Platinum at ITEAC 2014

The organisers of the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC) are delighted to announce that Stage Technologies is the major Sponsor of the 2014 conference.

Stage Technologies’ continued support of the event by taking the principal Platinum sponsorship role for the third consecutive conference, illustrates the tremendous reputation that ITEAC has established over the last twelve years.

The launch of ITEAC 2014 recognises the demand for this major event, which seeks to investigate the developments that have already been made, and the innovations that will be required, in the ever-changing world of live entertainment.

The quadrennial three-day event, which will take place from Sunday 8 June 2014 to Tuesday 10 June 2014, brings together the world’s leading theatre technicians, architects, engineers, consultants, acousticians and production managers, plus theatre makers and venue managers.

Traditionally, 50% of the ITEAC attendees have been from outside the UK: the USA, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Denmark are just a few of the markets that are continually represented at the Conference.

ITEAC 2014: The Future of Performance Spaces – The People, The Places, The Technologies will be based in the University of London’s Senate House, and will examine the rapid changes taking place globally within all performances spaces driven by audience expectations, the availability of new technologies and the demands now being made by innovative and more flexible programming.

Presented by the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT), ITEAC 2014 will be the fourth edition of the Conference. Conceived by Conference Director Richard Brett in 2002, the event has grown from strength to strength, with Stage Technologies’ involvement being recognised as having been integral to its success.

On behalf of the company Mark Ager, Group CEO, said, “Stage Technologies recognises the important role that the Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference plays in communicating with and educating the technical, entertainment industry”.

“ITEAC has established itself as the foremost international conference for our industry, providing a lively forum for discussion and debate on the future landscape. Our commitment recognises the unique opportunity the Conference offers for developing the understanding and application of technology, in its widest form, in the entertainment environment”.

“We believe that by supporting and working closely with the conference organisers, we have the opportunity to engage with people from a wide spectrum of roles from within a broad constituency in the field.  It is possible to meet face-to-face with the entire community including planners, designers, technicians and consultants. Technology is progressing at a remarkable pace and it is imperative that we engage with all engineering disciplines and with entertainment venues regardless of their size”.

ABTT Chief Executive, Robin Townley, commented, “The commitment to supporting ITEAC 2014 that Stage Technologies have so generously made, is fantastic news”.

“That Stage Technologies continues its support of the event, for the third time as principal sponsor, underlines their own commitment to the industry in which they operate and the value they place in and feel they gain from the ITEAC conferences”.

“Having established itself as a “must attend” event for so many areas and participants in the creation, execution, design and management of theatrical presentation, ITEAC 2014 has been much anticipated by those engaged in the planning, design, construction, equipping, operation and management of performance spaces of every type: from the stadium and arena, the opera house and receiving theatre, to the school and community venue. ITEAC 2014 will offer a unique opportunity for the specialists that make up our industry to participate in the most exciting and stimulating investigation of our very particular mix of art and science, craft and technology, illusion and engineering.”