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January 2015


ISE Countdown Begins

We are less than two weeks from Integrated Systems Europe 2015, to be held in Amsterdam, 10-12 Feb. This year, InfoComm members and guest members receive free entry to 30 InfoComm seminars at ISE, as well as member discounts for the CTS Study Session and all-new Master Class taught by legendary instructor Robert Simpson of Electrosonic. AV pros who sign up for the new guest member program also secure free access to the InfoComm Member Lounge at Stand 11-N100; special access to a members-only, post-ISE webinar; and free enrollment in any of four online courses or tests, typically free to members only: Quick Start to the AV Industry, InfoComm Recognized AV Technologist Test, Essentials of AV Technology and CTS Prep Online. Register for ISE today.

In addition, join Kaitlyn McAuliffe, Market Research Analyst, InfoComm International, as she offers an overview of the global and European markets, plus a sneak peek at InfoComm's plans for 2015, which include a vertical market survey and the Pro-AV Distribution Channels and Trends Report. The session is 10 Feb. in the Commercial Solutions Theatre, Stand 8-M370. Learn more.


Women of InfoComm Network Breakfast at ISE

Sarah Joyce Diana Danzinger
Sarah Joyce Diana Danziger

There is no shortage of research and experience to confirm that there is a significant gender imbalance in the technology industry. Join colleagues and members of the new Women of InfoComm Network Council for breakfast to discuss the issue during Integrated Systems Europe, 11 Feb., at the First Edition Restaurant in the RAI Exhibition Centre. This session, featuring Sarah Joyce, Vice President, EMEA, of Electrosonic, and Diana Danziger, Consultant, Inez Consulting Ltd., will explore what women — and men — in the industry can do to encourage women to pursue successful and long-term careers in technology.



Global AV: Spotlight Europe


With Integrated Systems Europe 2015 right around the corner, we talked to AV professionals about the $14 billion European market for AV products and services. Which countries are growing the fastest? Which are growing the slowest? And which AV technologies and applications offer the greatest opportunities. Read about it in this InfoComm special report.



In 2015, Make Decisions and Accept Consequences

InfoComm International's Executive Director and CEO rings in the New Year with advice for AV professionals: Make the decisions that will differentiate your company in the marketplace and celebrate the consequences of those decisions. Read more in the All Voices Blog.



Year Kicks Off With Live Events Training in London

The New Year has already gotten off to a flying start. InfoComm University™'s three-day Staging and Events Management was held 7-9 Jan. 2015 at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, featuring Staff Instructor Andre LeJeune, CTS. The room was full, with many students joining from the AV Cultural Forum, a group of like-minded AV managers and senior technicians.

They came to learn how effective pre-show planning can make for a smooth event. Thank you to the College for hosting.



Earn Your CTS at Integrated Systems Europe

Jarrett Dartnall

Heed the advice of Jarrett Dartnall, CTS, senior engineer at Pyramid, who was the first person to pass the CTS exam at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014 in Amsterdam. Dartnall said it was great to combine the exam with the show because after his test, he was able to relax as he explored all the new technology. "I decided to earn my CTS because more and more of our clients are requesting it to be part of our company portfolio," he said.

InfoComm International will be offering CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I exams at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam, 10-12 Feb. Save your exam seat today.


Experience University Day on the HMS Belfast

A special thanks to InfoComm member and AV recruiter Jacobs Massey for capturing last November's InfoComm University Day aboard the HMS Belfast in London. Watch and hear what AV professionals took away from the event and get a taste of things to come throughout EMEA in 2015.

Message From the Directors

Dear Friends,

Welcome to 2015 — InfoComm style! The New Year is all about learning, networking and growing your AV business. In many ways, 2015 will feed off the incredible gains we made throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2014. For example, we were thrilled to offer the first-ever, three-day CTS®-I Prep in the U.K. Good luck to those who took the class and everyone else pursuing the Certified Technology Specialist™ – Installation credential in 2015. And special thanks to AMX for supporting another year of the popular Networking for the AV Industry courses across Europe, including a programme in London, 16-18 March.

As we write this, InfoComm has wrapped up a roundtable event in Brussels. These free events are the perfect opportunity to make face-to-face connections with industry colleagues, get management advice and share your experiences. Speaking of networking, thanks to all of you who attended our festive year-end reception (pictured). Fun was had by all.

Stay in touch throughout 2015 and let us know how InfoComm can help you get ahead.


Godwin Demicoli, CTS®
Regional Director,


Chris Lavelle
Regional Director,
UK and Ireland


Jonathan Seller
Senior Director of Development,
Asia Pacific



11 Feb., 18:00 London

Webinar: Unified Communications and Collaboration: What Does the AV Pro Offer?

2-4 March

Networking for the AV Industry

11-13 March

AV Design Level 1: Environment
Hemel Hempstead, U.K.

Calendar of all education >



10-12 Feb.

Integrated Systems Europe

Calendar of all events >


Trade Shows

Logo (Integrated Systems Europe 2015)

10-12 February 2015
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Logo (InfoComm China 2015)

8-10 April 2015
Beijing, China

Logo (TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Brasil)

12-14 May 2015
São Paulo, Brasil

Logo (InfoComm 2015)

13-19 June 2015
Orlando, FL USA

TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Mexico

12-14 August 2015
Mexico City, Mexico

Logo (Integrate)

25-27 August 2015
Melbourne, Australia

Logo (InfoComm India)

1-3 September 2015
Mumbai, India

Logo (Integrated Systems Russia)

28-30 October 2015
Moscow, Russia

Logo (TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Colombia)

10-12 November 2015
Bogota, Colombia

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