- by Frank Hammel;
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Event Safety Alliance, a nonprofit safety trade organization serving the needs of the live event industry, announced June 20 that Production Resource Group (PRG) is backing the ESA’s mission with a Diamond-level sponsorship commitment, the highest level available. PRG, the world’s leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, joins other Diamond-level supporters including Allianz insurance, Brown United, Take1 insurance and Weather Decision Technologies/WeatherOps. ESA also has sponsors at the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels of support.
“We’re thrilled and humbled by PRG’s generous support of the mission, “stated ESA founder and Chairman Jim Digby. “Safety has been a key priority throughout all segments of PRG’s operations, and their support of the ESA is yet another testament to that fact. PRG’s sponsorship will help the ESA secure vital resources needed to continue expanding our training initiatives, guidance development, and global outreach. Most importantly, PRG has stated their commitment to encouraging their employees to become involved in and uphold the values of the ESA throughout their professional lives.”
Bobby Allen, PRG Music Vice President of Special Events who has crafted safety plans for many complex events said, “Safety is of the utmost concern at the live events we support everyday around the world. We believe in the ESA’s mission to foster a culture of Life Safety First in our industry and we’re proud to sign on as a sponsor to assist the ESA in achieving their training and advocacy goals.
He continued, “Running a successful show starts with the safety and security of our people as well as those who will be attending. We’re excited to partner with the ESA and will do our part to ensure our employees’ involvement and training in their programs.”