18.03.10

InfoComm Academy heads for London

AUTHOR: Inavate

InfoComm International is extending its educational reach, hosting its first UK Academy Day in London on April 23. InAVate is the official media partner of the Academy Day, which will be supported with roundtables scheduled for Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin.

The professional AV trade association said the London event would incorporate three educational seminars, all of which are approved to provide InfoComm certification renewal units.

A Regional Roundtable will follow the event in an effort to provide attendees with networking opportunities.

Chris Lavelle, InfoComm regional manager, UK & Ireland, said he was “excited” that the Academy Day concept was heading to London. “With three high-quality seminars, a regional update from InfoComm and plenty of time for discussion, the emphasis is on value for money and enabling attendees to learn a lot without spending too much time away from their office,” he added.

The event will be held at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, which is sponsoring the day alongside UK AV distributor RGB Communications.

In 2009, InfoComm hosted six Regional Roundtables across the UK and Ireland. This April’s London Roundtable will be followed by additional dates in Manchester on April 26, Edinburgh April 27 and Dublin April 29, with further events planned for the second half of the year.

Lavelle added: “At our April Roundtables, we will be focusing on data from InfoComm’s Market Definition & Strategy Study – the first-ever survey of the global AV industry – as well as discussing another InfoComm-commissioned report, ‘Building Automation – Opportunities and Challenges for the Audiovisual Industry’.

“After that there will be an update on things to come from InfoComm, together with a chance for attendees to raise any pressing issues that concern them. We then end the day with a cocktail reception, allowing our guests to catch up with old acquaintances and, indeed, make new ones.”