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Articles May-Jun 2022

PALM AV-ICN Exhibitor ListingNew!

Exhibitor Listing

Exhibitors spent three fruitful days at the PALM AV-ICN 2022, showcasing latest products and solutions. Browse through the list of all 2022 PALM AV-ICN exhibitors. Exhibitor information is provided solely for the use of attendees to search for brands /products / services offered by exhibiting companies.... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGYNew!

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology
TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

PALM has selected the Top 50 Pro Audio and Lighting Products & Technology, trending in the National and / or international markets. The demand for advanced technology has made the industry competitive with global brands unveiling the latest product technology and new versions of equipment with upgraded ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRO AUDIO INDUSTRYNew!

Glimpse of One of The Plants at Noida, U.P.

This year PALM + AV-ICN is honouring the AHUJA FAMILY for their Leadership of over Eight Decades in the Pro Audio Industry with the Lifetime Contribution to The Pro Audio Industry Award at the PALM Sound & Light awards. This award recognizes over Eighty Years of innovation, quality & reliability of brand AHUJA in meeting the demands of Pro Audio products in India. This award acknowledges their commitment to... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

AV ARCHITECT OF THE YEARNew!

Awarded for highest standards in adopting best innovation and vision in AV Architecture This award has been instituted for an AV Architect chosen by AV-ICN platform to be recognized for the quality of his body of work, incorporating the best innovation and vision in AV architecture. In this feature, we highlight one of the most prestigious projects accomplished by Narendra Naidu - The Statue of Unity... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

PALM AV-ICN 2022 SHOW PREVIEWNew!

PALM Expo was launched in 2001, in response to the top music recording engineers in Bombay desiring a dedicated pro audio expo. Bombay was the music recording capital and Bollywood Bombay boasted of the big studios and big sound rental companies and the beginning of the big stage... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Milind Raorane Sets the Tone at ToyRoom MumbaiNew!

ToyRoom outfitted its second outpost in Mumbai with Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant Milind Raorane to deploy a comprehensive Sound and Audio design that would enhance the unapparelled ambience of the nightclub. PALM +AV-ICN Reports.
Nex Protection Technology

Located in Kalina, Mumbai, Toy-Room Mumbai is established on the premises of the vibrant and stylish Grand Hyatt, one of Mumbai's sophisticated leisure and business... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Post Pandemic Video Conferencing RiseNew!

Abdul Waheed is the Managing Director at EYTE Technologies. A CTS holder from Avixa, Member of the Certificate Committee of AVIXA, has been in the AV industry for more than two decades, delivering many successful projects across various segments. Abdul gives his overview of the video-conferencing industry and the latest market trends.

ommunication, the human connection is the key to personal and professional success. It is very important to have effective communication... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

The CHORDFATHER Experience New!

Neumann's first Studio Monitor Experience Center in Mumbai
Nex Protection Technology

Recently Neumann in collaboration with well-known music composer, producer, sound engineer, and live engineer, Sunny M.R.'s Chordfather Productions announced the launch of its exclusive Studio Monitor Experience Center for audio professionals... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of Projection Technology with NEC New!

Humans have always wanted to bring their imagination to life. Introducing 2K / 4K projectors that deliver superior colors’ and high resolution has made that possible.
Nex Protection Technology

The high detail, true color rendition and cinema-like quality video of projectors are being leveraged by Artists, museums, schools and businesses alike to educate, attract and engage customers or to uplift and inspire people in new and innovative ways...... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Integrated System Design Crafts a Savvy Aural Experience Hot!

HARMAN Professional Solutions & ISD install a comprehensive Aural setup at Pass Code Hospitality newly opened restaurants.
Integrated System Design

When Pass Code Hospitality opened three new bustling restaurants in Lower Parel, Mumbai, they reached out to HARMAN Professional Solutions and Integrated System Design to deploy a comprehensive Aural setup that enhanced each restaurant's theme well....... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Star Dimensions India accomplishes STATE-OF-THE-ART- LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE for the "BANDRA WONDERLAND" project in Mumbai New!

Ashish Mehta & Becket Tundatil Creatively Execute Seamless Architectural Lighting Design at the Iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Bandra-Worli Sea

Between 24th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022, the project came alive as the sun set on the city - with the entire 1.5 km of the Bandra Reclamation promenade being engulfed in specially themed displays that emphasized the four different seasons of the year, boasting different eye-catching..... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Pro-Audio Market with Sennheiser New!

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless transmission systems and has been creating unique sound experiences for customers. PALM+ AV-ICN got in touch with Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sales - Pro Audio & Country Manager, Sennheiser - India, to learn more about the company's plans for the Indian market.
Vipin Pungalia Pro Audio Country Manager Sennheiser

The live music industry had seen a boom before the third wave of COVID stuck. What are the current industry sentiments, and do you think that the industry is poised to see a boom again? India has always been a music-loving country, for global as well as local artists..... read more


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It’s Showtime Folks!

Events with the use of tech today maybe a given today, but 25 years ago one man stood in the forefront of ‘Technology at Events’ Michael Menezes Chairman of Showtime and founder president of EEMA, passed away peacefully in his sleep. To me Michael was the “MasterYoda” of event technology a pioneer, a trendsetter a mentor a guide and a friend to even people who could do nothing for him. I can say I have been privileged to work this exceptional human being who has left a legion of people with his legacy.

Today the need for technology at events is growing at such a fast pace and we have to constantly keep ahead of the times but not many knew that there was a guy who was convincing his clients to use high end technology and then would push us service providers to procure them and execute them in his vision, that two decades ago even if the technology wasn’t available and neither did we have the resources to invest in them, he lead the way and invest in the mechanization himself. There was no doubt in the 90’s Showtime had the best lasers in India, they had the best access to technical knowledge and the looked the length and breath of this country to get it and if it wasn’t available they imported it.

Michael trusted his cadres only because he made great choices in people and that’s the vision of a true leader and very often he would also encourage using skill set from overseas whilst many in India opposed this as to why not give locals a chance, little did we know that we sub-consciously learnt show tech production from these individuals and there were occasions where we got a chance to prove ourselves too, he had a healthy combination of international and domestic skill set on his productions and this culture still exists today with his organization.


Michael Menezes


I have had many journeys in the field with Michael Sir and we even travelled together to Davos for the World Economic Forum and executed events in sub zero temperatures. A lot of industry people think that it is the artists who demand for the latest technology but that isn’t entirely true it’s the event managers too who are looking for the same and taking a cue from Michael spawned so many other event companies who had to play catch up to his ideas of flying cars, lasers, vivid video, surround sound, scenic design par excellence.

"Today the need for technology at events is growing at such a fast pace and we have to constantly keep ahead of the times but not many knew that there was a guy who was convincing his clients to use high end technology and then would push us service providers to procure them and execute them."

I also remember Michael encouraging me to come to his office and give his staff workshops in technology so that they could use it to their best potential. He always had a great team that focused on automation and were hungry to execute the same. So what happens when your driven on the top, it gets rubbed off to your team and they too get interested on the same and even when they move on they keep these ideologies in mind.

His legacy continues with Avik, GodBless & GodSpeed Sir Michael, you do not know how many people you have inspired.

The event industry is laden with the creative and the enterprise and there are few individuals who recognize this, we have to be grateful and we should celebrate such individuals who have married both to reproduce a great event because it pushes you to use technology to its full potential. I vividly remember we did an event for Castrol and needed 48 speakers flown in pairs in a multi-channel format, the challenge wasn’t the box count as much was the array frame count. We achieved the quantities and the results sonically and Michael just gave me a pat on my back “Lazy Catholic Boy, Well Done “and the name Catholic Boy stuck.

I could not be there for his last moments but knowing Michael he would have not wanted us to leave our responsibilities for him “The Show Must Go On” and I dedicate the best of 2020 to you, the one and only doyen of this event industry “Sir Michael” There can never be another like you!

Warren D’souza - Founder, Managing Director, & Working Member of Sound.Com
Instagram @warrendsouza
#AudioEvangelist
#SoundGuyForLife


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