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Robe Factory Visit

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Supported by PLASA


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Due to the Robe lighting head office and production being located far from Český Krumlov, the Robe team would like to offer all Showlight 2013 attendees a special visit to the factory outside of the Showlight schedule. Participants will have the opportunity not only to visit the production area but also experience the famous Czech hospitality in the spa Hotel Solan based within the stunning Beskydy Mountains.

The coach will be scheduled to leave Český Krumlov on Tuesday the 21st May at 5 pm. The expected travelling time is approximatelly 4.5 hours. After arrival at the Hotel Solan, the guests can enjoy dinner consisting of local specialities and also visit the spa centre or the hotel swimming pool.

On Wednesday morning the schedule starts with a tour of Robe's architectural lighting division Anolis and it's daughter's company Dioflex, the producer of PCB componets. The second part of the morning will be dedicated to a visit to the Robe production premises giving the guests a chance to see the entire Robe operation from the R&D department to where the metal , special components and gobos are manufactured. After lunch the program continues in the new Robe showroom with a presentation of Robe new products and hands-on testing using a selection of lighting desks. The coach will leave Valašské Meziříčí at 4 pm.

Drop off at the following airports (Wednesday 22nd May):

Pragus (4,5 hours)
Brno (1,5 hours)
Bratislava (2,5 hours)
Wiena (3 hours)
Linz (5 hours)

Please note this tour is optional and extra to the Showlight event.

"We are very happy and privileged to have been part of Showlight 2013. It is a real forum for discussion and ideas in our industry, and we were so happy to be able to represent our country in this way." Josef Valchář, CEO, Robe (main sponsor 2013)

"Showlight was a brilliant event, with a unique combination of speakers in a unique environment. But most important, you made it feel like a family gathering! I have participated in many events over the years and organized some myself, but I have never seen such a high quality event in all details that is organized so smoothly and relaxed." Chris Van Goethem, RITS School of Arts (delegate)

"As a 'Showlight Virgin' I was not sure what to expect, and to be perfectly honest spending most of my day traveling on planes and coaches was not something I was looking forward to, especially as it was my birthday. But the trip was well worth it! The location was great, the variety of the speakers spot on and the organisation was, I am sure, challenging but went extremely smoothly. Well done to you and your team." Adrian Searle, Stage Electrics (delegate)

"Buongiorno - a short email to personally congratulate you for having organized such a memorable event. It's been really nice to see so many friends from the industry in one place talking about lighting without the rush of a trade show. It's made with passion and attention to detail, well done." Fabiano Besio, Luci Della Ribalta (speaker)

"I hope you will continue bringing students to Showlight, as I felt it was important for me as a student to be there to build a network and learn from the people in the business. I got acquainted with a lot of people who happily shared their experience. I have already set myself a goal to come to Showlight next time as a lighting designer." Dorthe Wiig Andersen, student

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