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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


Global Pro Sound & Light 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


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


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 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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PALM SUMMIT Conference & Seminar

Knowledge Quotient at PALM AV-ICN expo 2022

Manufacturers and distributors spend three fruitful days at PALM, exhibiting and showcasing their latest products, but beyond the enticing exhibition stands, are fringe events like the PALM Conference & Seminar Programme that are arguably the most valuable feature of the three days, wherein delegates can connect with some of the industry's biggest influencers and thought leaders.

Curated by PALM AV-ICN magazine, the PALM Summit is the learning and networking platform where the best talent and top-notch professionals from the country and across the world, share their expertise, skills and knowledge on technology and industry trends through a range of topics covering pro audio & light, AV Install & Integration and Music Production.

Each year the PALM expo brings together the largest gathering of Stage Sound, Lighting, Pro AV, Music Industry and Event Tech professionals on its Conference platforms for dissemination of knowledge, information sharing, and networking while also providing unprecedented opportunities for potential collaboration.

Delegates and visitors to the expo can look forward to a comprehensive and diverse program this year. The PALM Summit will host 20 sessions featuring 30 experts across the three days of the expo with each day discussing technologies and trends reinventing the business. This definitive knowledge platform of influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policymakers and experts, is what makes the PALM Summit a leading conference and seminar platform for the Pro Audio, Pro AV and lighting industry in India.

The three-day PALM SUMMIT - Conference & Seminar will be held at the Grande C, opposite Hall 1 of the expo. Vital audio support to the three-day programme from Audio Partners HARMAN International (India) Pvt. Ltd. has provided crucial impetus to the staging of the programme.

At the time of going to press, the line-up of speakers for 2022 include some of the most reputed names in the industry. The listing provides an overview of the three-day schedule.

Smita Rai, Deputy Project Director, PALM Expo

Smita Rai, Deputy Project Director, PALM Expo

"The expo has taken a firm initiative to improve the skill and knowledge quotient as industry development and growth depends greatly on efficient technology coupled with product information. The objective has led to the conceptualisation of extremely crucial and all-encompassing sessions at the PALM AV-ICN Summit - Conference & Seminar Programme. The Conference platform features experts discussing innovative technology, new products, future trends, critical business insights and pathways towards better business and key strategic and topical issues facing the industry across all segments of the pro audio, lighting pro av and install chain. The Conference has a lot to offer - challenges are brought to the fore, solutions are discussed, and attendees walk away with unparalleled knowledge," says Smita Rai, Deputy Project Director, PALM Expo.

"PALM has a very strong philosophy and belief in the assets it creates, their utility and purpose, contribution to evolving the industry to high professionalism, greater talent and better business. It is this sense of purpose that drives the PALM Conference & Seminar and the other highlight features like PALM Lighting Design Showcase, Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards and PALM Sound & Light Awards," concludes Smita.

DAY 1 : 26th May 2022

11:00 - 11:15: PALM Expo & Conference 2022 Keynote Address

Speaker: Anil Chopra  Founding Director, PALM expo

Synopsis: State of Pro Audio, Lighting and Audiovisual Industry and PALM AV ICN role as a catalyst

11:15 - 12:00: Performance Guarantee of Mega Scale Live Sound Projects

Speaker: Roger Drego  Proprietor - Electrocraft | Roger Drego Theatre Management | Star Professional Audio

Synopsis: Delivering Guaranteed Sound Reinforcement for events which cater to lakhs of people and covering thousands of sq. mts., requires immense planning and experience. This session will offer a glimpse into the challenges of guaranteeing sound reinforcement at showtime. Let's look behind the scenes at big events.

12:15 - 13:00: How Good Monitor Mixing can Boost a Performance: Insights, Tips and Tricks

Speaker: Ashish Saksena  Live Sound Engineer for Shankar Ehsaan Loy and KK.

Synopsis: The best quality of a live performance cannot be experienced unless and until the audio engineer has the knobs dialed-in precisely. This session will talk about positioning microphone, sound-check, tuning stage monitors, attitude of the monitor mixer, monitor mixing techniques, dealing with expectations of artistes, creating space when mixing monitors for A-list artists, stage monitor vs iem - pros and cons, dealing with challenges such as occlusion effect etc.

13:15 - 14:00: Reshaping the Future of Equipment Rental Services in IndiaEESA PALM SESSION on Event Equipment Rental Services Market Dynamics

Speaker: Warren Dsouza  Founder & Managing Director - SOUND.COM / EESA Member

Synopsis:This session will discuss the volatile nature of live event equipment rental services, challenges with inventory, need for key operational reformations (both business and on-site) and keeping up changing profile of live stage events.

14:30 - 15:30: FUTURENOMICS: Future of EVENTS Work | Workers | Workplace


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15:45 - 16:30: Systems Engineering for the Big Stage

Speaker: Dwayne Das  Application Engineer, Alphatec Audio Video Pvt Ltd

Synopsis:This session will discuss the entire scope of hardware, software and engineering required to deliver very extensive communication, networking, sound reinforcement and connectivity required for live sound events of a large scale. The session will also touch upon the different challenges involved and provide insight on how these challenges can be overcome with real-world examples.

16:45 - 17:30: Quality Paradigm of Mega Scale AV Projects

Panelists: Prashant Govindan (Moderator), Kapil Thirwani, Claron D'Souza

Synopsis: The session will discuss how Indian Integrators can ensure global levels of quality for large scale AV Projects.


17:45 - 18:30: Top 50 Products & Technology

Synopsis: "In this session PALM has selected the top 50 products and technologies trending in the market. This unique presentation allows you to meet the companies on the show floor for Q&A about their products. These products will be moving the market. This unique presentation celebrates the evolution and innovation of technology and recognizes trends in the Pro Audio and Lighting Industry."

DAY 2 : 27th May 2022

11:00 - 12:00: Greater Opportunities in the AV Industry

Speaker: Prashant Govindan  Regional Consultant - India, Generation AV

Synopsis: The exploding AV industry offers dynamic middle managers, fantastic opportunity to grow professionally. The session will provide insight to candidates and aspirants to plan a future in AV-ICN (integration, communication, networking). The panel will discuss how as an industry we can do a better job in cultivating talent for the future as a win-win for all.

12:15 - 13:00: Dolby Atmos for Music

Speaker: Sreejesh Nair  Avid Dolby Certified Audio Application Specialist

Synopsis: This session will talk will be about Dolby Atmos and its techniques in mixing Music and Post. It will cover a quick fundamental of the technology, what to look for, how to listen, and techniques to use these details in mixing and delivering a mix.

13:15 - 14:00: Converging technologies that reinforce Live Events of the Future EESA PALM TECHNOLOGY SESSION

Speaker: Vijay Sabhlok  Technical Director | Event & Show Director / EESA Member

Synopsis: This session will track the increasingly evolved landscape of live events as we know it, with an emphasis on avant-garde technologies that allow show producers to assure ultra-immersive and hyper-engaging experiences to their audiences.

14:30 - 15:15: Delivering high-end AV solutions for high-end Residences
Speaker: Veeryavanta Pariat Bhide  Director of Residential Systems and Solutions, Alphatec Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.

Synopsis: This session will throw light on the current level of client's expectations, technology and deliverables in today's high end solutions. It will also cover the necessary SI/Consultant skill set required to meet this new level of demand. The session will also talk about some of the latest innovations in multi-room audio, movie audio and movie systems for home entertainment.

15:30 - 16:45: Big Studios Make Big Soundtracks

Panelists: Farhad K. DadyBurjor (Moderator), Shantanu Hudlikar, Bishwadeep Chatterjee, KJ Singh

Synopsis: This Panel Discussion will deliberate on the need for re-establishing focus on top of line studios with big, quality, state-of-art recording gear to record the big music soundtracks. Earlier, in the 80 and 90s there was aspiration to record tracks in a studio and make it a global hit but now even the biggest artistes are recording in home studios. This session will discuss the importance and need for recording in professional studios.


17:00 - 17:30: AV Architect Award Of The Year

Speaker: Narendra Naidu  Chairman and Managing Director, Rhino Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad
Speaker: Anil Chopra  Founding Director, PALM expo

Synopsis: PALM AV-ICN platform is dedicated to Audiovisual Communication and Audio Video Integration and Networking has instituted the Best AV Architect Award as a Recognition of Excellence in AV Integration. With this award AV-ICN aims to recognize professionals who have achieved excellence in adopting latest technologies in AV Architecture Design, Installation and Program. This year Mr. Narendra Naidu, Chairman and Managing Director, Rhino Engineers Pvt. Ltd. has been selected as Best AV Architect 2021 for his exemplary work, knowledge of best practice in AV design for the Statue of Unity Project and other visitor attraction projects. Mr. Naidu will also throw light on how this project was executed and accomplished.

Anil Chopra
Narendra Naidu

17:45 - 18:45: Holistic and New Lighting Design Concepts for Stage and Special Venue Events

Panelists: Viraf Pocha (Moderator), Naveen Deshpande, Rasesh Parekh, Sreekanth  

Synopsis:New lighting concepts using Wi-Fi / IR, remote control, automation and advanced technology

Viraf Pocha
Naveen Deshpande
Rasesh Parekh

DAY 3 : 28th May 2022

11:00 - 12:00: Getting your Studio Dolby Atmos HE ready

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Speaker: Bhaskar Pal  Content Lead - India, ME, Africa at Dolby India

Synopsis: With the popularity of Dolby Atmos and the recent momentum of Atmos Music and Dolby Atmos for Home Entertainment (HE), more and more content is being mixed and released in Dolby Atmos on the major music streaming platforms and OTT services globally. This has also resulted in a growing demand for mixing facilities, designed to international standards, catering to Dolby Atmos nearfield mixes. Not everybody is fully aware of the requirements for near-field Atmos mix rooms and this session aims to throw some light on the basic design requirements for these rooms. This session will benefit all studio designers, acoustic consultants, and system integrators as well as existing studio owners contemplating upgrading their mix room.

12:15 - 13:00: 'The Process' - Design & Construction of Acoustically Sensitive Spaces. AES INDIA PALM TECHNOLOGY Session

Speaker: Rolins Thomas Roy  B.Arch, M.IOA, M.ASA, : Partner, Rolins Arcoustics LLP

Synopsis:This session will give a brief overview of the stages involved in projects with acoustic detailing & stringent spatial requirements. From the drawing board to setting acoustic design criteria & specifications and then moving onto the execution at site until completion - irrespective of the type of project i.e private & public spaces like studios, theatres, sports venues or cultural halls and more. An Architect/Acoustic consultant's perspective on the 'process' of how these are addressed and brought to reality.

13:00 - 14:30 : BUILDING BRIDGES: Conceptualizing a streamlined approach to organizing world-class events EESA PALM Panel Discussion


Synopsis: An engaging panel discussion that explores the possibilities of enhancing synergies between the event producer / event management community and the equipment rental services community, with a focus on improving communication, streamlining processes, and fortifying technical knowledge and expertise between the two communities. This unshackled meeting of the minds aims to enhance collaboration and understanding between members of both fraternities by finding simple and efficient solutions to:

  • Areas of opportunities for improvement (on both sides) in terms of processes, communication, on-site operations etc)
  • Possibility of collectively working on instituting an efficient process (starting from pre-event communication, all the way upto post-event relationship management) that would act as a template for all stakeholders to follow.
  • Detailing the various areas where both communities can work together to mutually support each others growth and sustenance, and enhance live event experiences for audiences.
Sagar Reddy
Felix Remedios
Suresh Madan
Roshan Abbas
Rajesh KVs

15:00 - 15:45: Stage Music Production for Live Video Streaming

Speaker: Betson Carvalho  Founder, BNA Talents
Speaker: Nixon Johny  Founder, NJSM Virtual Studio

Synopsis:  With the development of streaming technologies, musicians now have an opportunity to perform virtually to a diverse audience, across the world. This session will talk about the streaming solutions and tools required to bringing these online events and virtual stage performances to life. This session explores all the technology required to deliver.

Nixon Johny
Betson Carvalho

16:00 - 17:00: IRAA 2021 Felicitation Ceremony and Open Forum

Synopsis:The Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards (IRAA) 2021 streamed live on 5th Feb 2022. IRAA announced winners across 50 categories at the ceremony, selected from amongst almost 1400 nominations received, for movies, soundtracks and albums released between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. The IRAA 2021 winners will be felicitated at this ceremony in the presence of Jury members. This session will also be an open forum for discussing the IRAA categories for 2022 and the evolving Independent Music scene in the country.

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