7th Summit of the Americas

The 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama with D.A.S. systems





D.A.S. professional sound systems played an active role at the 7th Summit of the Americas, celebrated recently in Panama. This premier event on the international political stage was attended by 35 delegations headed by Heads of State and Government from across the American continent. This year’s summit was particularly noteworthy because of the historic bilateral meeting held between Presidents Obama (US) and Castro (Cuba).

Panama-based Meeting & Show Technologies was called in to handle the sound for the event and provide a sound reinforcement system for the different areas of the Atlapa Convention Center, located in the heart of Panama City. After studying the specific requirements of the Anayansi Theater, venue for the summit’s opening ceremony, the technicians were confident that powered D.A.S. Aero Series 2 line array systems were the perfect fit for the job.

A total of 16 powered D.A.S. Aero 12A line array systems was deployed for this massive 2,800-seat venue, where distinguished guests packed the house for the event. These systems were flown in two hangs of eight units on each side of either side of the stage where the main stand for Heads of State and Government was located, precisely angled to provide solid sound coverage across the large audience area.

Since their release D.A.S. Aero Series 2 systems have consistently provided uniform coverage and outstanding sound clarity, ideal for events where superb speech intelligibility (like at the Summit of the Americas) is crucial as well as for performances where music is the spotlight.

This high-level summit brings together American Heads of State and Government and is often witness to historical moments, like this year’s meeting between the President of the United States, Barack Obama and the President of Cuba, Raul Castro. The thawing of tensions between the two countries was first demonstrated when both governments simultaneously announced that conversations regarding a shift towards normalization of relations between the two countries were held in December, which was followed by the more relaxed meeting between the two leaders at the Summit of the Americas in Panama.


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