FRANKFURT, Germany - April 2016 - ONSTAGE.PRO - the first global online platform connecting professionals and companies in the entertainment technology industry has been launched at Prolight + Sound 2016. Its goal is to facilitate communication and cooperation between industry professionals from different countries, provide them with a tool to exchange knowledge and experience, find reliable partners, and to enable them to work together on international projects with ease.
The platform targets multiple adjacent industries - not only event planners and their clients and promoters, but also musicians, recording studios, TV and broadcasting, radio, theaters, venues, basically the entire global entertainment industry and its core technical and creative staff: systems engineers, sound engineers, lighting designers, production designers, set designers, producers, directors.
How is ONSTAGE.PRO different from other social networks? "The platform was built to make use of the best features of the most popular social networks. At the same time, though, it is a niche product with its own unique features. As with any other niche product, we know the needs of the industry from the core and offer solutions to meet those needs, " – explains ONSTAGE.PRO CEO and Founder, London Business School EMBA, Katerina Kirillova.
One of the most highly anticipated ONSTAGE.PRO features is a comprehensive global search engine for both companies and professionals within the platform. Imagine an event agency operating in France, for example, getting an order for an event in Hong Kong. What would you do to find reliable contractors and qualified technical staff locally in a totally new and unfamiliar market? ONSTAGE.PRO, with its reliable rating system, will make it a breeze.
"If you attempt to find the best lighting designers in Scotland, for example, or members of the Sound Engineering Society of Wells – if it exists at all, of course – in Facebook, you would not be able to do so unless you know the names you are looking for. Not helpful. The ONSTAGE.PRO global search engine would do this job seamlessly and bring new names to you." - says Katerina Kirillova.
There is another ONSTAGE.PRO advantage. In addition to the standard news feed that is similar to conventional news feeds in other social networks, ONSTAGE.PRO enables both companies and professionals to enhance their Projects portfolio using the likes of cross-links and tags.
Talks section is essentially an advanced version of the traditional discussion board in a 21st century guise, featuring the same comprehensive global search engine with topics, authors, categories and locations as search criteria options.
Events section is dedicated to all sorts of educational events: training sessions, seminars, etc. At this point in time, there are no resources providing comprehensive information on all available educational events even locally, let alone on a global scale.
"In addition to all of the above, our plan is also to gather as members all the traditional industry media: this will be beneficial for both the media and the market, " – Kirillova adds.
About ONSTAGE.PRO: ONSTAGE.PRO is the first global platform connecting professionals and companies in the entertainment technology industry. Headquartered in London, UK.
For further press information, please contact Julia Kosterova, Content Manager at ONSTAGE.PRO: content[at]onstage.pro.