For the first time in 15 years Vienna, the charming capital of Austria, will host the 2007 European Audio Engineering Society Pro Audio Expo & Convention. ,Set for May 5 - 8. at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV), the 122nd AES Convention has been designed to attract not only visitors from the central European countries, but also from the growing audio technology industries of Eastern Europe and Russia. The event will provide a particularly wide focus and cover an extremely comprehensive range of audio technology. The AES is the only international convention where audio is the main theme.
"Our strong preparatory efforts, combined with some positive market trends, have led to early successes for this event," said Thierry Bergmans, Exhibition Manager of the European AES-Events in describing convention growth. "Almost 40% of our confirmed exhibitors are expanding their exhibits, and a number have returned as participants after a short break from the convention. The exhibition will fill new, purpose-built exhibition halls in the AVC, and there seems to be a uniformly positive reaction to our decision to return to Vienna -- in fact, the exhibit halls are almost full," Bergmans adds.
Beyond the technology exhibition, this year's AES Pro Audio Expo & Convention technical program offers an exciting variety of opportunities to share knowledge. These include high level Paper and Poster Sessions; Workshops for discussion and Tutorials for learning. Technical Tours will visit unique local audio venues; Exhibitor Seminars and the popular practical Application Seminars launched at last year's Paris Convention will provide attendees with many other options.
Additionally, special programs on Live Sound, Broadcast audio (Radio and TV) and Archiving. will highlight three of the most important topics in audio today. These events have been developed to emphasize and illuminate the expanding and evolving range of issues within these areas. The latest technological developments and intriguing applications will also be addressed.
On May 5 and 6, Live Sound will be featured in a separate hall equipped with loudspeaker arrays and digital mixing technology. Broadcast (Radio and TV) and Archiving events will be held Saturday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 8. The schedule has been coordinated to provide visitors with sufficient time to see other papers, workshops or seminars, and to explore the exhibition on their own.