SIEL 2013 report
The SIEL 2013 celebrated its 30th anniversary !
The SIEL, Professional Festival of Live Show and Events Techniques, just closed its doors at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris. With 125 exhibitors, 800 brands and an attendance of 9732 visitors, the SIEL confirms its quality of a professional trade show.
The unique concept of the SIEL has been reinforced this year with more than 40 workshops, lighting showrooms and audio classrooms displayed by our exhibitors, to which our visitors could attend and participate.
Prestigious conferences have also been added to those professionals rendez-vous, thanks to the involvement of our exhibitors and partners : APG France, Clay Paky, DV2, Profession Spectacle and SGM.
On February, Tuesday 5, more than 150 visitors had the opportunity to attend Luc Lafortune’s conference. Our guest of honor, the lighting designer of the Cirque du Soleil, spent more than 3 hours sharing his work experiences, techniques and anecdotes about the shows Ka and O.
For this second edition of the SIEL « new formula », the Etoiles du SIEL awards have, one more time, rewarded the innovation-products. Indeed, our 17 jury members, professionals from the Audio and Lighting fields, had preselected 31 products highlighted by our scenographers Bruno and Sonia Cerré at the heart of the show, in the Innovations Forum. On February, Monday 4, our jury met on the show in order to attribute 17 awards in the Audio, Lighting, Video, Stage Equipment and Network fields. The full list is available here.
Four personalities of the profession also received a trophy of honor : Dan Bävholm, co-founder of Lab.Gruppen, Daniel Colling, creator of the Printemps de Bourges, Jean-Pierre Ferrandon, Link director, and Luc Lafortune, lighting designer of the Cirque du Soleil.
The late-opening on Tuesday 5 underlined the convivial aspect of the SIEL, gathering visitors and exhibitors in a festive context for the 30th anniversary of the Show.
We also noticed the estheticism of our exhibitors’ boothes, which enhanced the Grande Halle de la Villette. One more time, the “iron and glass umbrella” has won unanimous support from our SIEL 2013 participants, because it is in perfect harmony with the atmosphere of the show, and couldn’t fit better with the profession.
Thanks to all of you for your participation in this great show, and rendez-vous in february 2014, from 10th to 12th at the Grande Halle de la Villette for the 31st edition of the SIEL !