Type: Networking

Location: Hotel Radisson Blu, Salwa Road, Intersection of, C Ring Rd, Doha, Qatar

Time: 5 p.m.– 9 p.m. IST

Connect, Learn and Share Knowledge with Like-Minded Professionals

Collaboration and partnerships strengthen our industry and your career. At AVIXA networking events, you can meet your peers to establish new connections, grow your professional network, talk with industry leaders and gain valuable insight into the industry.

Importance of AV Standard in Digital Economy

With infrastructure in the Middle East developing at mind-blowing speed, one of the most important components of investment will be the integration of technology into audio visual and information communication systems. To ensure successful project implementation, it is important that stakeholders understand and adhere to industry standards. Applying AV standards will help create a sustainability model for projects and attract global investors to look at the Middle East region.

AVIXA is a developer and leading resource for AV performance standards. Join our networking event to hear the keynote session “How AV Standards Can Help Grow the Business & Market/Eco System” and learn how you can benefit from incorporating standards into your projects.

Program Schedule

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration and Networking Tea

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome & Update on AVIXA by Gaurab Majumdar, Regional Director (India & GCC), AVIXA

6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

“AV Standards You Should Know About” by Doru Meltei, Principal Media Technology Design Engineer, CTS-D, CTS-I, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Sharing of Experience

  • Sameh Abdalla, CTS-D, CTS-I, Commissioning Manager, Techno Q
  • Vikram Karamveer, CTS-D, CTS-I, An AV and Automation Architect, Mannai Corporation

7:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.

*Keynote session: How AV Standards Can Help Grow the Business & Market/Eco System; presented by Jonathan Tulip, Principle Audio Visual Consultant, Venav Media & Technology Consultants, Qatar/UK; winner of AVIXA Standards Award in 2019

*Following the keynote session, there will be an interactive discussion with the speaker and a Q&A with the audience

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Networking Dinner 

Event Fees

Free of charge for AVIXA members. Or upon special invitation only. 

If you aren’t a member yet, please sign up as a free Basic member prior to attending. 
Alternatively, non-members will be able to join as a Basic member on-site, free of charge.


To register for this event, contact:

For enquiries, please contact Gracie Chiu at

*Registration for this event closes 11 February.


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Jonathan Tulip
Principle Audio Visual Consultant, Venav Media & Technology Consultants, Qatar/UK

For more than a quarter century, Jonathan Tulip has been lucky enough to spend his waking hours working on a diverse range of projects including museums, stadiums, arenas, corporate AV, hotels and education. Having toured in his early days, and undertaken projects as a contractor, consultant, and client’s representative, he has seen most if not all sides of the industry.  He has been at the sharp side of the bleeding edge of technology which has brought with it the armor of experience. He advocates questioning the status quo to drive the adoption of novel and alternative approaches to deliver excellent end user experience. Currently based in Doha, Qatar, Jonathan is a keen advocate of education and training and seeks to help fill the knowledge gap caused by the rapid expansion and rate of change we face in our industry. 

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