BECOME A PRODUCTIVITY NINJA IN AVIXA’S BUSINESS WORKSHOP
AVIXA™ has teamed up with Think Productive to teach its members the secrets of the Productivity Ninja in a brace of forthcoming workshops. Featuring a host of real-world examples and a healthy dose of humour, the sessions will help you learn the nine characteristics of the Productivity Ninja to improve focus, combat overwhelm, get productivity boosting ideas from the simplest techniques, and identify specific changes and tactics to improve personal productivity and well-being. The workshops, which take place in London on 15 Oct. 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre and Dublin on 17 Oct. 2019 at The Gibson Hotel, are €100 for non-members, and free for AVIXA members.
SHARE YOUR WISDOM AT ISE 2020 – CALL FOR PRESENTERS
Would you like to take your insights and experiences to one of the biggest AV stages in the world? AVIXA is seeking engaging and dynamic education for its 20-minute FlashTrack sessions to be delivered live throughout Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020 in Amsterdam, 11-14 February 2020. We're looking for presentations that inform AV professionals about best practices, first-hand experience, and projects that push the leading edge of the profession. The format is unique and audience feedback tells us that the most successful sessions are those that offer fast-paced tips and tricks on specific topics like ROI, AV for IT, emerging trends, "Top 10...", successful collaborations, and more. Each of the FlashTrack sessions fit into one of four distinct tracks: User Experience, AV/IT, Design and Emerging Trends.
Prospective presenters are welcome to submit one or more proposals. But don’t delay, the final deadline for submissions is 11:59 EDT on 31 July 2019.
INFOCOMM 2019 SEES NEXT GENERATION OF AV INDUSTRY TAKE SHAPE
With 40 percent of attendees under 40, InfoComm 2019, 8–14 June in Orlando, drew the next generation of audiovisual professionals, as well as a broad cross-section of engaged AV customers from higher education, hospitality, retail, and other markets. Whether attracted by insightful new content, including Tuesday’s TIDE Conference and rich session tracks exploring AV experiences in hospitality and retail, created by content partners Blooloop, Hotel Management, Invidis Consulting, PSFK, and VMSD magazine, or by the nearly 950 exhibitors, attendees infused InfoComm 2019 with their energy.
By show’s end, InfoComm 2019 counted another record number of 44,129 registered attendees, of which 37 percent were attending for the first time and 18 percent travelled to the show from 117 countries outside the U.S. Commercial Integrator Magazine produced a round-up video offering a recap of the week.
INAVATE 40 UNDER 40 TO RECOGNISE THE FUTURE OF PRO AV
Calling all AV industry members under 40: InAVate Magazine is looking to celebrate the future of the AV industry across EMEA with the launch of its 2019 40 Under 40 list. This is the inaugural year of an annual list of the most influential young people set to shape the future of pro AV. The magazine is hunting for the disruptors, leaders and innovators who represent the tremendous potential across end users, integration firms, consultancy practices, distributors and manufacturers.
Anna Mitchell, group editor of InAVate EMEA, said: “We want to hear about young people doing remarkable things with AV, deploying systems in innovative ways or contributing to product and system design with creative and forward-thinking ideas. We’re also looking for talented young individuals who are generating business in the AV world by marketing or selling relevant products and systems. And we want to hear from people in research and education. If you are positively contributing to the AV industry in any way and under 40 please get involved.”
Entries are now open, with a deadline of 31 July 2019 to be recognised as a future leader in pro AV.
AVIXA AND DSO MEET UP AT DSS
The Digital Signage Summit Europe (DSS) took place at the Hilton Munich Airport on 3–4 July—and both AVIXA and the newly formed Digital Signage Organisation (DSO) were in attendance. Taking the theme “Customer Centricity in the Age of Personalisation, Experiences and AI” for 2019, DSS is Europe’s leading strategy conference for the Digital Signage and Digital out of Home industry. Alongside presentations and workshops, the focus of the conference was networking.
Greg Jeffreys, Director, Visual Displays Limited, represented AVIXA on The Standards Panel: Striving for Global Standards, Metrics and Measurements, and provided his insights into establishing standards, and how they could be implemented in the digital signage industry.
AVIXA’s Chief Marketing Officer, Dan Goldstein, took part in a Global Round-Up Panel discussion, which examined the most important views and trends in the industry. The DSO held its second meeting, outlining its vision, and DSO board member Laila Hade Jensen provided a masterclass about LED technology. For those unable to attend, the DSS website will be posting more news and reviews from the event in the coming weeks.
AVIXA’S TERRY FRIESENBORG HONOURED AT INDUSTRY AWARDS
AVIXA Chief Global Officer Terry Friesenborg scooped the Outstanding Contribution Award at the AV Technology Awards. Friesenborg, who will retire at the end of 2019 after more than 40 years in the industry, was on hand to collect the accolade at the ceremony at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in west London, which saw the industry come together to celebrate the work of its best and brightest.
“Terry has been instrumental in growing the trade association from a North America-centric group into a truly global one, bringing with him the education, standards, and CTS® certification programmes that are increasingly common in the industry, not to mention the giant that is ISE,” says Jo Ruddock, group editor of AV Technology Europe and Installation Magazine. “He has given so much to the industry, which made him a worthy winner on what was a fantastic evening at the AV Technology Awards 2019. We’d like to congratulate Terry on his award as well as his distinguished career, and we wish him all the best for the future.”
EARN RENEWAL UNITS AT FREE AVIXA EVENT IN UK
AVIXA is set to hold an event providing AVIXA members the opportunity to learn and top up their renewal units (RUs). Taking place on 22 November 2019 at The British Library in London, six manufacturers will host education sessions throughout the day, each focussing on a specific technology or industry issue. Each discussion will be 60 minutes and earn attendees 1 RU per session. The sessions will run from 09:30–17:30 GMT with tea/coffee breaks as well as a lunch break and will be followed by a networking reception from 17:30–19:30 GMT. Attendance is free of charge for all.
A more detailed schedule will be made available at a later date. To register your interest, contact Ben Barnard, AVIXA Regional Manager UK & Ireland.
BOOK YOUR EDUCATION FOR 2019
Before you head off for your summer holiday, why not visit AVIXA’s website to see what educational opportunities lie ahead in the coming months? Plan to ensure you end your year on a productive note by sharpening up existing knowledge, learning relevant new skills, and earning RUs to retain CTS qualifications. After the summer break, AVIXA events across Europe will start up in September, with a varied programme including CTS Prep sessions (in London, Cambridge, Helsinki and Bodegraven), webinars, AVIXA Business Workshops and more.
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