Level Up! Conference | AVIXA


At the first AVIXA™ Level Up! Conference, attendees delved into the most relevant, top-of-mind technology issues, challenges, and ideas impacting the AV industry. With seminars ranging from subjects such as measurement of loudspeaker performance, the essentials of IPTV and digital signage, through to IoT, media over IP, best practice in radio frequencies and scaling, the event — held at the British Library in London — struck a chord with attendees.

“I had several reasons for attending,” said Deborah Jones, AV/IT Sales Manager at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre. “The first was to maintain my CTS® and to stay abreast of current technology developments. Education is a key benchmark of employment. The second was to make contact with the AV Community — we can all work in silos. The events industry is particularly busy at this time of year, and so it's good to find out what other people are doing, what’s happening in the industry, and it’s revealing to see that there are a lot of similar problems and probably similar solutions out there as well. The whole day was enjoyable as well as educational.”

Organiser Ben Barnard, AVIXA’s Regional Manager, UK & Ireland, was extremely satisfied with how the event went: “I couldn’t be more pleased with the response from the community. I’d like to thank everyone who came on the day, as well as express my appreciation to our brilliant presenters and seminar providers. The Level Up! Conference provided an ideal opportunity for attendees to further pursue their education and earn RUs toward their Certified Technology Specialist™ renewal. With continued opportunities for professional development through educational events, market insights, online materials and more, AVIXA has the resources to ensure its members remain at the forefront of the industry.” Level Up! 2020 is set to take place on 27 November 2020 in London.

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AVIXA invites you to join the association’s Insights Community, an exclusive group of industry experts who will help navigate the future course of commercial AV technology. As a member of the community, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded AV professionals to share your feedback and questions regarding pro AV. You will be able to participate in insight gathering activities such as polls, surveys and discussions with fellow AV professionals. You will also be able to participate in AVIXA’s AV index, a short monthly survey to gauge business sentiment and trends in the AV industry.

AVIXA’s Insights Community members will be eligible to earn points toward online gift cards, engage directly with AVIXA’s market intelligence team to help guide research as well as ask and answer other industry professionals’ questions. The Insights Community is designed to be a global group, representative of the entire commercial AV value chain. AVIXA invites AV integrators, consultants, manufacturers, distributors, resellers, live events professionals, and AV technology managers to get involved.

To access the community, log in to your AVIXA membership and select ‘AVIXA’s Insights Community‘ on your member dashboard, or access the site directly at the below link. If you are currently not an AVIXA member, join for free to participate.

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Technological Innovations Group (TIG), a solutions-based company supporting organisations in 11 countries in EMEA, welcomed an impressive lineup of AV industry professionals for the Crestron Elite Partners Summit on Friday, 8 November in Dubai.

Guest speaker and AVIXA Regional Director for India and GCC, Gaurab Majumdar, shared how market intelligence can help companies gain a competitive edge and stay ahead of industry trends: “This type of event served as a great opportunity for AVIXA to help business owners understand the size, direction, and composition of the larger pro-AV industry by highlighting EMEA’s AV market trends from our Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) reports,” Majumdar said. “The IOTA insights are essential to businesses, as they shape strategic planning for geographic, product, or service expansion within the pro-AV industry.”

Integrated Systems Europe | AVIXA


Are you thinking of coming to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020? Visit AVIXA’s dedicated ISE page to find out more about what the association is doing during the show, which takes place 11–14 February 2020 in Amsterdam.

ISE is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business and education for AV and systems integration. As the leading resource for professional training, market intelligence, certification, and all things related to creating amazing human experiences with technology, AVIXA has packed more learning and real-world experience into ISE 2020: tech training conferences, FlashTracks, Main Stage thought leadership sessions, and opportunities to connect with your AV industry peers and leaders — all under one roof.

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Two men preparing for the CTS Exam | AVIXA


Are you keen to make CTS certification part of your New Year’s resolutions? AVIXA will be offering a host of CTS Prep classes throughout the year to ensure students are well prepared for CTS exams in 2020. The classes are ideal for anyone and will allow attendees to explore the CTS exam format, zero in on trouble areas, and learn test-taking strategies.

From 14 January-21 February 2020, a virtual, in-language CTS Prep course will take place for Spanish speakers. The course will consist of two class sessions of 90 minutes each week, and an additional free weekly session for guided study, problem solving, and questions.

From 17–19 March 2020, London will kick-off its first CTS Prep course offering attendees intensive live training experience, with instructor Stuart Willcocks, CTS-D, CTS-I, Audio-Visual Design Engineer, Google, guiding CTS hopefuls from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on each day.

More sessions will be announced throughout the year.

Virtual CTS Prep (Spanish)

CTS Prep, London

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Chris Lavelle | AVIXA
Chris Lavelle

Senior Director of Development, Europe
Regional Office, Africa, Europe, and Middle East

Email Chris
+44 (0) 1442 345100

Jonathan Seller | AVIXA
Jonathan Seller

Senior Director of Development, Asia-Pacific Region
Regional Office, Oceania, Middle East & Africa

Email Jonathan
+61 (0) 2 4403 0305

Majumdar Gaurab | AVIXA
Gaurab Majumdar

Regional Director, India and Middle East

Email Gaurab
+91 99 8636 6145

Ben Barnard | AVIXA
Ben Barnard

Regional Manager, UK & Ireland

Email Ben
+44 (0) 1442 345100

John van Hoop | AVIXA
John van Hoop

Regional Manager, BeNeLux & Nordics

Email John
+31 (0)6 8266 9003

Rafael Melson | AVIXA
Rafael Melson

Regional Manager, DACH Region

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Mobile: +49 (0) 152 090 82511
Office: +49 (0) 89 215 436842

Yoav Slimobich | AVIXA
Yoav Slimobich

Regional Manager, Iberia

Email Yoav
+34 654 093 721

Sarah Carless | AVIXA
Sarah Carless

Member Relations Manager, UK & Ireland

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+44 (0) 1442 345100

Valeria Rapa | AVIXA
Valeria Rapa

Program Coordinator, Europe

Email Valeria
+39 348 583 7993

Peter Schäedel | AVIXA
Peter Schaedel

Marketing Manager, Europe

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Mobile: +49 (0) 174 388 2500
Office: +49 (0) 89 215 436 844


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