DIVERSITY COUNCIL AT UC EXPO
The AVIXA Diversity Council is held its most recent meeting in London on 15 May 2019 during London Digital Signage Week. The event took place at the Future of Work Theatre, ExCeL London, during the Unified Communications Event (UC EXPO). The meeting explored and celebrated the positive benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace along with practical suggestions for increasing diversity and inclusion in the AV industry through recruitment.
A wide range of topics were covered, including recruiting from ex-forces veterans (with Justin Paveley, AVMI Project Director) and looked at the existing graduate career paths (Jack Laidlaw, BSc Audiovisual Technology Programme Leader, Middlesbrough College).
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INFOCOMM 2019 – EMERGING TRENDS DAY
InfoComm 2019 will host the annual Emerging Trends Day on 11 June 2019, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The day’s lineup of analysts, integrators, end users, and technologists will examine the forces impacting pro AV, from internet protocol, to disruptive audio and video. Unified communications and collaboration (UCC) will also be a hot topic, looking at its impact on how companies work.
“The Emerging Trends Day speakers have seen first-hand how new technology is playing out in the real world and can tell InfoComm attendees about the change that’s coming, the challenges, and the possibilities this technology unlocks,” said Rachel Bradshaw, Director of Program Design, AVIXA. “This event arms attendees with the informed questions they need to ask on the InfoComm show floor.”
AVIXA TO EXPLORE AV IN RETAIL BANKING
AVIXA has hosted the first of two planned 2019 discussions on the topic of "Retail Banking in the Audiovisual Age". The first presentation took place on 24 April at the Retail Banking Conference 2019 at London's Waldorf Hilton Hotel.
AVIXA Senior Director of Communications, Brad Grimes, was joined on stage at London's Retail Banking Conference 2019 by Andy Turnbull, Creative Director of Honest, the design firm behind Halifax Bank's new tech-savvy, 13,500 square-foot London flagship branch. The Halifax branch includes a café, touchscreen kiosks, extensive digital signage, and a custom-built LED halo display, among other features.
A second presentation is scheduled for Retail Banking Europe 2019, 14 November, in Prague.
DIGITAL SIGNAGE SUMMIT RETURNS TO OFFER LEADING INDUSTRY INSIGHT
Digital Signage Summit (DSS) Europe is the region’s leading strategy conference for the Digital Signage and Digital out of Home industry. The two-day event – taking place at the Hilton Munich Airport 3-4 July – comprises a comprehensive mix of twin-track conference programme, hands-on workshops, exclusive presentations, numerous networking opportunities, and a vendor and service supplier exhibition area. This year’s theme is ‘Customer Centricity in the Age of Personalisation, Experiences and AI’.
The event is organized by Integrated Systems Events and invidis consulting, with AVIXA™ and CEDIA® as association partners.
AVIXA Members can find a 30% discount code on their dashboard or in the AVIXA app.
YOUNG AV LOTTERY WINNER MIA KERN DISCUSSES HER ISE EXPERIENCE AND THE AV INDUSTRY
In the large and rapidly expanding AV industry, Michaela (Mia) Kern, is dedicated to breaking new ground. The recent graduate, who visited the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show and conference in Amsterdam this past February, won a trip to ISE in 2019 through an AVIXA Foundation career day contest. Upon returning from the show, she shared her impressions of ISE and the opportunities for young people in the AV industry.
A LOOK TO THE FUTURE AT PASSENGER TERMINAL EXPO
Continuing the association’s ongoing industry awareness efforts, David Labuskes, CTS®, Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA, hosted a session titled “The Audiovisual Future of the Passenger Terminal Experience,” on 26 March 2019 at Passenger Terminal Expo. Labuskes was joined by speakers from Houston Bush International Airport, Miami International Airport, global design and architecture firm Gensler, and multimedia studio Moment Factory, whose audiovisual installations engage travellers from Los Angeles International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.
AVIXA TAKES TO THE STAGE AT MIR 2019 ITALY
AVIXA recently took part in the education program of Music Inside Rimini (MIR). Valeria Rapa, AVIXA Program Coordinator Europe, together with AVIXA’s Italian Advisory Group participated as speakers in two conferences in an interactive area demonstrating the potential of integrated systems and how they can deliver audiovisual experiences. The AVIXA conferences highlighted guidelines and best practices for a correct project design, with a focus on video and transmission systems technologies.
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