Inaugural PIFA2023 kicks off in Singapore showcasing an impressive array of innovative pro audiovisual and lighting technologies

Leading trade show and conference congregates local and global communities, spotlights the transformative role of pro AVL technologies in redefining work, travel, learning and entertainment experiences  

Singapore, 26 June 2023 – The inaugural edition of Pro Integration Future Asia 2023 (PIFA2023), a professional audiovisual and entertainment lighting (AVL) technologies exhibition and conference for the region, runs today until 28 June 2023 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore. Launched by Montgomery Events Asia, together with its strategic partner, the Professional Audio Visual & Lighting Integration Association of Singapore (AVLIAS), the three-day in-person event is drawing trade professionals and experts interested in unified communications and collaboration; digital signage and out-of-home media; production and immersive technologies; parks and attractions; smart homes and buildings; and stage and mega events. 

With the theme “Accelerating Digital Transformation: The Future of Work, Education, and Entertainment”, the event targets to attract attendees from 25 countries, with nearly 100 exhibitors from 13 countries showcasing a myriad of technologies and solutions in immersive telepresence, projection display, contactless and gesture controls, and home networking and automation amongst others. 

The event kicked off with great fanfare, and the highlight of the opening ceremony was a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) signed between AVLIAS and nine trade associations from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Establishing industry partnerships through these MOUs enable the associations to work together towards the common goals of promoting, educating and growing their business communities. These associations include: 

  • Pro Audiovisual & Lighting Integration Association of Singapore (AVLIAS) 
  • Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore (AEIS) 
  • Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) 
  • Defence Industries Association (DEFINA) 
  • Singapore Association for Private Education (SAPE) 
  • Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) 
  • Singapore Photographic & Digital Imaging Trade Association (SPDA) 
  • Security Systems Association of Singapore (SSAS) 
  • Technology & Digital Creative Association of Malaysia (TDCAM) 
  • Thai Software Export Promotion Trade Association (TSEP) 

“AVLIAS is pleased to sign nine MOUs at the first-ever PIFA to form local and regional alliances that will help grow vibrant communities across multiple industries and the AVL sector. We aim to enhance the development of both local and regional outreach initiatives among the associations to further collaborate, and curate programmes to excel in new skillsets and individual capabilities. We look forward to these partnerships as we strive to create amazing experiences and continue to establish new alliances in this space,” said George Lin, President, AVLIAS. 

Southeast Asia is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, with its digital economy and tourism identified as key industries for driving economic growth in 2023. To create engaging and impressive experiences for attendees, Singapore is investing in new channels such as augmented reality, virtual gaming and the metaverse – with the Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa even recently trialling an Extended Reality (XR) experience. AVL technologies play a huge role in making this happen, and this is evident as APAC is forecasted to contribute to 41% of overall growth in the professional AVL industry by 2027. These technologies can also be implemented in other settings – such as workplaces across various industries and classrooms – to elevate the audience experience in line with the shift towards a digital-first Singapore. 

“Montgomery Asia is excited to open the doors to the first-ever PIFA show and welcome international delegates and attendees to this exciting trade show featuring an array of cutting-edge AVL technologies. These exciting digital advances will enhance many industries on multiple fronts – such as tourism, education, attractions, retail and many more. It’s also incredible to see many of the region’s trade associations inking their commitment to collaborate on this and future PIFA editions to further develop Southeast Asia’s pro AVL industry,” said Christopher McCuin, Managing Director of Montgomery Asia. 

Experience impressive AVL showcases and productivity-boosting technologies 

The main exhibition showground brings globally renowned brands such as Samsung, Blackmagic Design, Philips, Absen and Robe Lighting, among others, under one roof. Attendees can expect to experience up close a wide variety of products that will accelerate the digital transformation of hybrid workplaces and classrooms, as well as the production of live and virtual events. 

The following live, immersive experiences are also set to dazzle attendees at PIFA2023:

  • Hybrid Workspace: Presented by AVLIAS and C&R Interiors Pte Ltd., the hybrid Workplace Experience Showcase demonstrates how companies can integrate advanced technologies in the modern workplace setup to facilitate collaboration between remote and in-office working methods and enhance productivity, employee satisfaction, and cost savings. 
  • Immersive Projection Mapping: A unique showcase presented by Oceanus Media Global transforms and enhances physical spaces into different immersive and interactive environments using state-of-the-art projection mapping technology. 
  • XP Production Live: Revolutionising the events and TV and film production industries, this showcase, brought by Absen and Oceanus Media Global in collaboration, demonstrates the potential of extended reality (XR) in creating seamless virtual events and elevating TV and film production and even the gaming industry. 

A platform to learn, interact and network 

 PIFA2023 Conference @ Centre Stage 

Trade attendees can also stay up to date with the latest AVL technologies and applications across different industry verticals. Led by close to 40 industry experts, the PIFA2023 conference features panel discussions on the following topics: 

  • Hybrid Workplace Design & Culture 
  • Hybrid Workplace Technology 
  • Mega Event City in Singapore 
  • XR Production Studio 
  • Worship Technology 
  • Hybrid Event Production 
  • Digital Signage 
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and AV 
  • Education Technology 

Technical Classrooms 

Attendees can also participate in 17 curated classroom sessions powered by Unearthed Productions, and led by industry experts covering comprehensive topic themes such as - Creating with AI: New Approaches for Generating Content and Art; Why Acoustics in Audio-Visual Installations?; Integration of Unified Communications & Collaborations Design and Technology to Support Rapid Changes in Classrooms; and A Comprehensive System for EdTech, among others. 

The complete list of programmes including the conference agenda, technical classrooms and showcases is available here. 

“Singapore is one of the most renowned event destinations, attracting numerous MICE organisers looking to reach regional and global audiences. We are thrilled to be part of the first-ever PIFA, where you can witness how we are leveraging innovative technologies to create immersive event experiences and redefining the MICE industry,” said Adam Piperdy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Unearthed Productions. 

Industry Partners 

PIFA 2023 is supported by a roster of nearly 30 partners, including the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, Burnaby Solutions, InstaPod, Live Productions, Oceanus Media Global, Unearthed Productions, and technology partner Now Comms Asia. 

Supporting Partners 

Supporting partners include the Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore, Association of Small & Medium Enterprises, Defence Industries Association, Global Signage Alliance, NTUC U SME, Security Systems Association of Singapore, SG Tech, Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers, Singapore Industrial Automation Association, Singapore Institute of Building Limited, Software Park Thailand, and the Thai Software Export Promotion Trade Association, among others. 

To find more information about PIFA 2023, visit Register as a trade attendee here 

Admission is free and pre-registration is encouraged for easier entry into the halls. 

About Pro Integration Future Asia 

Pro Integration Future Asia 2023 (PIFA2023) is the international trade show dedicated to Audiovisual and Entertainment Lighting (AVL) suppliers and specialists, to harness their knowledge and technologies and deliver real-world application showcases to multiple markets in Southeast Asia. The only AVL business trade show in Singapore, PIFA2023 focuses on 6 key technology showcases that provide advanced AVL solutions specially curated for industries looking to expand and improve their business efficiencies and experiences. 

​​About Montgomery Asia 

Established in 2016, Montgomery Asia is a fully-owned subsidiary of UK-based Montgomery Group, one of the most widely respected exhibition companies in the world since 1895. It focuses on the growing Asian market, bringing the group’s flagship events to this region as well as developing new trade shows that meet the needs of the Asian market. 

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About Pro Audiovisual & Lighting Integration Association 

Established since 2018, AVLIAS, a Singapore-registered industry association, is founded on the key objective to promote Integrated Audio, Video & Lighting technologies which offer thematic and experiential experiences to a variety of markets including entertainment and leisure, bank and finance, healthcare, hospitality, museums, retail and tourism, security and defense, education, infrastructures and facilities, and transportation. 

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