Top Five Reasons AV Professionals Will Flock to the AVIXA Stand at ISE 2018

AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will welcome thousands of visitors to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam, Feb. 6-9. It will be the first ISE since AVIXA changed its name from InfoComm International, in a move that reflects the association’s broadening mission to be an industry hub and a catalyst for market growth. AVIXA co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, along with CEDIA.

“This is a significant ISE for AVIXA,” said Pamela Taggart, CTS®, AVIXA Senior Director of Development for Europe. “We are excited to demonstrate our commitment to what continues to be a vibrant, growing AV industry – both in Europe and worldwide. AVIXA aims to be a business partner to all the innovative technology companies using audiovisual solutions to create experiences and generate positive outcomes.”

ISE attendees will make connections, gain insight, and benefit from key resources when they visit the AVIXA stands 12-N110 and 13-N110 at the RAI Amsterdam. AVIXA attractions include:

A New Double-Decker Stand. AVIXA will embrace the importance of experience with an all-new main stand (12-N110) that offers visitors both an area where they can mingle and learn about the association’s offerings, plus a place for more in-depth, one-on-one conversations in the second-level meeting area.

A Chance to Attend InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. Visitors to the main AVIXA stand can enter to win a trip to InfoComm 2018 in June. The winner will receive round-trip airfare and three nights’ hotel accommodations.

Free Market Intelligence. AVIXA will distribute executive summaries of all four Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) reports, while supplies last. The landmark studies, which include market forecasts through 2022, offer in-depth analysis of the solution areas and vertical markets that are most poised for growth.

Free Drinks and a Chance to Meet AVIXA. On Wednesday evening, Feb. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CET, AVIXA leadership and European staff welcome all industry professionals for an informal reception, including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, at the AVIXA stand (12-N110).

A Fresh Selection of FlashTracks Just across the RAI lobby from the main AVIXA stand, the dedicated AVIXA FlashTracks stand (13-N110) returns to ISE with a selection of more than 30 free, 20-minute education sessions, covering everything from “Converged Networks and What It Means to Pro AV” to “Key Principles of UX Design.” Learn more here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..