The mood here at Interfacio as we return to Frankfurt for Prolight+Sound for the first time since 2019 is very much one of intrigue and anticipation. Musikmesse will be missed this year and the scaled back version of PLS sees fewer exhibitors than ever. All this means delegates attending PLS are in for a significantly different experience and with NAB in Las Vegas taking place in the same week and ISE following shortly afterwards it would not be a surprise to see attendance for the show take a significant hit. 

The dynamic of PLS certainly feels different this year. Evidence on this is provided from the line-up which has an increased focus on entry level career opportu