EDITORS CHOICE 02.07.19

Inavate 40 Under 40 to recognise the future of AV

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Inavate is looking to celebrate the future of the AV industry across EMEA with the launch of its 2019 40 Under 40 list.

Entries are open now to anyone who works in the pro AV industry in EMEA and is under 40 on September 1, 2019.

This is the inaugural year of an annual list of the most influential young people set to shape the future of pro AV. Inavate is hunting for the disruptors, leaders and innovators that represent the tremendous potential across end users, integration firms, consultancy practices, distributors and manufacturers. 

Anna Mitchell, group editor of Inavate EMEA, said: “Young professionals under the age of 40 are the future of this industry. It’s important to recognise and therefore encourage talent and creativity with this age group. 

“We want to hear about young people doing remarkable things with AV, deploying systems in innovative ways or contributing to product and system design with creative and forward thinking ideas. We’re also looking for talented young individuals who are generating business in the AV world by marketing or selling relevant products and systems. And we want to hear from people in research and education. If you are positively contributing to the AV industry in any way and under 40 please get involved.”

If you qualify, or know someone who does, make sure we receive entries before July 31 to be recognised as a future leader in pro AV. 

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If you wish to prepare statements prior to visiting the entry page you will be asked the following questions. There is also an optional opportunity to provide a reference letter from a supervisor, client or colleague. You will have to upload a 300dpi headshot of yourself. 

Statements and questions: 
Education: For all undergraduate and graduate degrees, include the institution, degree and year graduated.

Provide at least one example of how you have contributed to your current company or organisation's growth, innovation, or profitability over the past 12 months. 

If you have been promoted within your organisation, please list the positions held.

List the last three companies you worked for (if applicable).

What is the biggest challenge that you've had to overcome so far in your professional career? 

What specific career achievement makes you most proud?

Do you currently belong to any professional organisations? Please indicate all, include position (if you hold one), and any specific impact you've had with the organisation.

What personal, non-work-related achievement have you accomplished?

What was your first paid position and what did you learn from it?

What is the best piece of business advice that you've ever received, from whom, and how has it impacted your career?