AVIXA Stands With Ukraine

At AVIXA, we condemn the unprovoked invasion by Russia of the sovereign country of Ukraine. We stand in support of our members and member companies across the globe, calling on the government of Russia to immediately cease its invasion, withdraw its troops from Ukrainian territory, and restore the rights of both Ukrainian and Russian citizens. Until that time, AVIXA is suspending the membership of both Russian individual members and member companies until further notice.

While it is our deepest hope that a peaceful resolution will be found prior to June and our annual InfoComm show, we will suspend all Russian exhibitor requests until such a time as there is an opportunity to gather the entire pro AV industry together.

Additionally, as co-owners of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) we support their withdrawal from ISRussia as well as that of exhibitors for the upcoming ISE show. The full statement below:

The current situation in Ukraine and Russia is heart-breaking, not only do we feel for the people of Ukraine, but also for the ordinary Russian people who are badly affected too. We have friends and colleagues in both countries severely impacted, not least our colleagues at ISRussia and of course our Russian exhibitors.

Like many other organisations, we strongly condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and we pray for a resolution as quickly as possible. To confirm the situation for ISE 2022, the three exhibitors from Russia are withdrawn from the event.  We have also withdrawn from our cooperation with our Russian partner in the organisation of ISRussia and as such the show will no longer take place.

ISE, and the proAV industry, is built on collaboration and support – and we remain committed to providing a platform to come together, reconnect and rebuild business after the last two years. The situation is fluid, and our thoughts are with both the Ukrainian and Russian people in these difficult moments