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ESTA, PLASA Merger Approved

ESTA, the principal trade association for the entertainment services and technology industries in North America, and PLASA, the lead body for those working in the live events, entertainment and communication industries worldwide, have voted to merge their two organizations.

The announcement comes after lengthy consultations with both sets of memberships which concluded recently in a formal vote of members - ESTA via a month-long electronic ballot in May and PLASA via its Annual General Meeting June 2. Well over 93 percent of members from each association supported the move which will see ESTA and PLASA integrated to create a single international trade association operating under the PLASA name.

The merger will effectively create the first truly international industry-wide membership body of over 1,200 manufacturers, installers, dealers, rental companies, service providers, and consultants working across the entertainment and installation industries. This will include members of PERA, the former Production Equipment Rental Association, which recently merged with ESTA.

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