Commented Jackie Tien, Publisher of Lighting Dimensions and Entertainment Design: "On behalf of all of us at LDI, Lighting Dimensions, and Entertainment Design, we want to express our thanks and appreciation for all of the support that has been pouring in from exhibitors and attendees alike. As always, we encourage any LDI exhibitor or visitor to contact any of us anytime. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and colleagues in Orlando."

Major manufacturers across the entertainment-technology field are gearing up for this year’s LDI tradeshow in Orlando in a strong display of industry solidarity. Responding to a call by ETC CEO Fred Foster, manufacturers across the spectrum of entertainment technology have confirmed that they are following through fully with plans to exhibit at LDI 2001. So many exhibitors have voiced their resolve that a separate Web site link has been established to showcase their responses. [Click on www.esta.org/ldiplans to read the full comments of industry leaders about their plans at LDI.]

Not only will companies be at LDI, many have reported that they will indeed be expanding their presence this year. A.C. Lighting, Arriflex Corporation, Bandit Lites, Color Kinetics, Le Maitre Special Effects, Martin, Tracoman, and Vari-Lite are among those who announce that they have planned for their largest showing at LDI to date.

LDI 2001 exhibitors are promising to dazzle tradeshow goers with an unprecedented display of technological innovation. The list of companies slated to unveil brand-new products this year is long, including A.C.T Enterprises, ALM, Artistic Licence, ATM Group, Cinema Xenon, Creative Stage Lighting, Electronics Diversified, Enliten, ETC, GAMProducts, Gobo Express, Goddard Design, Group One, High End, ICP, Mad Manufacturing, MDG Fog Generators, Navigator Systems, Neutrik, Phoebus Lighting, Rane, R&M Materials Handling, Rosco, Selecon, Soundlight, SSP Group, Videssence, among numerous others.

Show goers are travelling far to see those new wares at LDI. “LDI has proven to be the best place to reach an international audience,” affirms Eckart Steffens of Soundlight. “Contacts from Australia, Brazil, and Norway have already made appointments for visiting our booth at showtime, which means the international audience will be there.”

As always, many exhibitors, such as Leviton and Rosco, are also using LDI as a forum for connecting with their dealers and clients in national sales meetings and elaborate training events.

Nor have LDI exhibitors pulled back on their usual spirit of spectacle and entertainment: Doug Fleenor Design’s booth will double ingeniously as a life-sized mirrored maze, Goddard Design is doing something creative with fish (?), and Lex Products are bringing a two-hole putting course to their booth. In addition, traditional entertainment activities including ESTA’s Annual Dinner (the largest ever), the annual TMB/Wybron/ETC/Barbizon fishing tournament, and numerous customer parties are slated to go on fully as well.

Summarizing the attitude of the exhibitor group, Alan Crawshaw, president of A.C.T. Enterprises, Inc. says, “We’ll be there because there is no better forum for demonstrating the creative, innovative and inventive talent that this industry has to offer. From our perspective, participation in our industry’s tradeshows will demonstrate our resolve, strength and vitality that represent us as an industry, as a people and as a nation. We hope to see you in Orlando!”

Los exhibidores de LDI 2001 se unen para asegurar el éxito de la exhibición
Los fabricantes más importantes en el campo de la tecnología en la industria de espectáculos y efectos de luces especiales, están preparándose para la exposición de LDI en Orlando, Florida, el próximo mes de noviembre, demostrando una fuerte solidaridad en la industria. Respondiendo al llamado de Fred Foster, Director Ejecutivo de la firma ETC, Inc., los fabricantes que cubren el vasto rango de la industria del entretenimiento han confirmado que continuarán sin alterar sus planes de exhibir en LDI 2001. Debido al gran número de exhibidores que de manera enfática han manifestado su decisión firme de asistir, se ha creado una página en el Internet para destacar sus comentarios. (Vaya a www.esta.org/ldiplans para informarse de los comentarios de los lideres de esta industria acerca de sus planes para LDI)

No solamente están confirmando su asistencia, sino que muchos han reportado que están expandiendo su presencia este año. AC Lighting, Arriflex Corp., Bandit Lites, Color Kinetics, Le Maitre Effects, Martin, Tracoman, y Vari-Lite son algunos de los fabricantes que planean la exhibición más amplia que han efectuado en LDI hasta ahora.

Los exhibidores en LDI 2001 prometen deslumbrar a los visitantes con una demostración sin precedente de innovaciones tecnológicas. La lista de compañías que se preparan para presentar nuevos productos este año es larga. Entre ellas, ATC Enterprises, ALM, Artistic License, ATM Group, Cinema Xenon, Creative Stage Lighting, Electronics Diversified, Enliten, ETC, GAMProducts, Gobo Express, Goddard Design, Group One, High End, ICP, Mad Manufacturing, MDG Fog Generators, Navigator Systems, Neutrik, Phoebus Lighting, Rane, R&M Materials Handling, Rosco, Selecon, Soundlight, SSP Group, TEI Lighting, Videssence, entre otros.

Los visitantes están viajando desde lugares distantes para ver los nuevos productos en LDI. “LDI ha probado ser el mejor medio para contactar una audiencia internacional,” afirma Eckart Steffens de Soundlight. “Contactos de Australia, Brasil y Noruega ya han confirmado citas para visitar nuestro espacio durante el show, lo cual quiere decir que la audiencia internacional asistirá.”

Como siempre, muchos exhibidores como Leviton y Rosco, también utilizan LDI como un foro para conectar sus distribuidores y clientes, con reuniones informativas y sesiones de entrenamiento.

Tampoco han disminuido su espiritú de espectáculo y entretenimiento los exhibidores: el espacio de Doug Fleenor Design va a ser un laberinto de espejos, Goddard Design está preparando algo muy creativo con peces (¿?), y Lex Products está trayendo un mini-campo de golf a su puesto de exhibición. Adicionalmente, las actividades tradicionales de entretenimiento como la Cena Anual de ESTA (la mayor hasta la fecha), el torneo de pesca anual de TMB/Wybron/ETC/Barbizon, y numerosas fiestas planeadas por exhibidores.

Resumiendo el estado de ánimo del grupo de exhibidores, Alan Crawshaw, presidente de A.C.T. Enterprises, Inc., comenta, “Allí estaremos, porque no existe un foro mejor para demostrar el talento creativo, innovador e inventivo que ofrece esta industria. Desde nuestra perspectiva, la participación en este show servirá para demostrar nuestra convicción, fortaleza, y vitalidad que nos identifican no solo como industria, sino como pueblo y nación decididos. ¡Esperamos verlos en Orlando!"

Bob Gordon, President and CEO, A.C. Lighting Inc.
Alan Crawshaw, President, A.C.T. Enterprises, Inc.
Andrew T. Martin, President/CEO, ATM Group, Inc.
Joel A. Nichols, President, Apollo Design Technology, Inc.
Joel R. Petersen, President, Architectural Lighting Management (ALM)
Charlie Davidson, Vice President, Lighting Division, Arriflex Corporation
Wayne Howell, Managing Director, Artistic Licence (UK) Ltd.
Richard Willis, Vice President, Bandit Lites
Jonathan Resnick, President, Barbizon Lighting Company
David Lee, Vice President and Director of Marketing, Bassmaxx
Don Winans, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Boca Flasher
Chuck Wilcox, Owner, CW Limited
Doug Donohoe, Director of Marketing, Calzone Case Co. / Anvil Cases
Dick Stockton, President, Cinema Xenon International
Gary Fails, President, City Theatrical, Inc.
Kathy Pattison, Vice President of Marketing, Color Kinetics Incorporated
Wally Blount, Entertainment Division Sales and Marketing, Columbus McKinnon Corporation
Fred Mikeska, Marketing Manager, Creative Stage Lighting Co., Inc.
Larry Cada, Vice President, Diversitronics, Inc.
Saied Motaei, President, DJPower International LLC
Doug Fleenor, President, Doug Fleenor Design, Inc.
Gary Dove, President, Dove Lighting Systems, Inc.
Bill Parker, President, Electronics Diversified Inc.
Paul Simson, Director, Enliten Architectural Lighting Products
Scott Grant, Sales Representative, Fehr Bros. Industries, Inc.
Joe Tawil, President, GAMProducts, Inc.
Gerald Schuh, Product Manager, Specialty Lighting, GE Lighting
Chris Davis, President, Gobo Express, Inc.
Bob Goddard, Owner, Goddard Design
Jack Kelly, President, Group One Ltd.
Reid Neslage, Vice President, H & H Specialties Inc.
Lowell Fowler, Chairman, High End Systems
Scott Austin, Director of Motion Control Products, The Hilliard Corporation
Michael Parker, Export Manager, ICP S.L.
Rob Rhoades, Director of Marketing & Telesales, IntelEvent
Mike Garl, President, James Thomas Engineering, Inc.
Adrian Segeren, President, Le Maitre Special Effects
Terry White, Vice President Marketing / Product Development, Leviton Lighting Controls Division
Bob Luther, CEO, Lex Products Corp.
John G. Soltes, Director - Sales & Marketing, Lighting & Electronics Inc.
Jeanne Taylor, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lycian Stage Lighting
Paul Williams, Marketing, MAD Manufacturing Inc.
Marc Gingras, President, MDG Fog Generator Ltd.
Phil Bullock, International Sales Manager, MGC Lamps Ltd.
Troels Volver, CEO, Martin Professional
Richard and Anne Wyak Norris, Owners, N & N Productions, Ltd.
Greg Smith, President, Navigator Systems US
Jim Cowan, President, Neutrik USA, Inc.
Andrew Silver, Vice President, General Manager, Optikinetics, Ltd.
David Higgins, President, Pathway Connectivity Inc.
John Tedesco, President, Phoebus Lighting and Manufacturing
Matthew Griffiths, Managing Director, PLASA
Dave Merkel, Business Development Manager - Light Products, R&M Materials Handling Inc.
Tony Ciniglio, Marketing and Sales Manager, RAT Music Stands Ltd.
Dean Standing, Director of Sales, Rane Corporation
Martin Becker, President, Reel EFX, Inc.
Stan Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Rosco Laboratories
George Jacobstein, President, Rose Brand, Inc.
Fred Lindauer, Director of US Operations, SSP International Inc.
Jeremy Collins, CEO, Selecon
Eckart Steffens, Managing Director, Soundlight
Peter Rogers, Vice President Marketing, Strand Lighting
Jack Schmidt, Product Sales Manager / Spotlight, Strong Entertainment Lighting
Walter M. McNulty III, Sales Manager, TEI/Telexport Inc.
Colin Waters, CEO, TMB Associates
Nathan Kahn, President, Theatre Effects, Inc.
Ian Coles, President, Total Structures, Inc.
Marcel Fairbairn, Executive Vice President, Tracoman, Inc.
Randal L. Wimberly, Inventor and President, Unipar Lighting Corp. USA
Bill Byrnes, President, USITT
Rusty Brutsché, Chairman and CEO, Vari-Lite Inc.
Florian von Hofen, Chief Executive, VPLT
Julane Sullivan, National Sales Manager, Videssence
Doug Huffaker, Sales Manager, Wilson Case, Inc.
Keny Whitright, President, Wybron, Inc.