Looking at things from a different perspective, we can say that Covid brought us many new features. Among these, certainly the “Connected” edition of InfoComm, AVIXA’s annual show for the North American market, which today will debut on a proprietary platform.
Visitors will find everything they usually search for at in a show: content, networking, exhibitors and products, and even fun. We asked Joé Lloyd, AVIXA Senior Director Communications AVIXA, to tell us why and how InfoComm Connected was born.
“We simply could not imagine a year without InfoComm – Lloys says-. While we were cognizant of making the best decision for our members, participants and staff to cancel the physical show, significant interest from our customers helped us to quickly launch InfoComm 2020 Connected – a virtual online experience bringing both buyer and seller together for a unique trade show experience. We understand that a digital experience will never replace a face-to-face one, but participants can still expect to peruse through exhibitors’ showcases and virtual booths, see hundreds of products, and truly connect in a meaningful way. We have a packed schedule with over 70 education sessions for attendees to choose from that covers everything from live exhibitor presentations and other live presentations, OnDemand videos, panel discussions and Q&A with industry experts, industry updates discussing challenges amidst COVID-19, New Tech Lighting Rounds and so much more. There are special events such as the AVX awards winners panel, a trivia night, the AVIXA Foundation Virtual 5K and the AVIXA Women’s Breakfast”.
This year, with the benefit of a virtual event, we have content programmed for a global audience, with event hours beginning as early as 6:00 AM EDT through 10:00 PM EDT (from 12 am to 4 am CEST, the European Time). We have content programmed in different languages including English, Deutsch, Spanish French and Italian. In additional to the three full days of content, the platform and access to all exhibitors and content will remain active through August 21.
The contents not to be missed
Of course, the presentation in italian language, on June 17 at 1 p.m:
Il virtuale diventa realtà. Alla ricerca di un nuovo equilibrio: L’incontro tra offline e online.
Se gestiti con appropriate professionalità e competenze, i mondi del museale, dello spettacolo e della cultura possono trarre vantaggio dall’esperienza online, senza perdere il valore dell’incontro dal vivo. Anche le università possono avvalersi delle potenzialità della tecnologia senza andare a scapito della qualità dell’insegnamento. Come integrare al meglio online e offline per realizzare la miglior esperienza possibile? E come può venire incontro a tutto questo l’audiovideo tradizionale? L’Italian Advisory Group di AVIXA dialoga con esperti del settore.
The Meeting for Ladies in AV:
AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast, June 18, 2020, 4 p.m.
Join our Women’s Council as we hear from Sara Potecha, author of West Point Woman, on how to become a better leader in difficult situations and she equips attendees with tools to navigate the continued uncertainty of this pandemic. We will also hear from Council Chair, Brandy Alvarado, and other Local Leaders about how to get involved at a local level. Men are encouraged and welcome to attend.
Some thoughts on changes in the live events sector, perhaps the most affected in our industry by the pandemic:
Optimizing Live Event Operations in the Next Normal, June 18, 2020, 4,30 p.m.
When it is time to make a change, no one adapts better than the production teams of Live Events. We expect the unexpected and have a tool for every surprise. But when it comes to designing and operating our businesses, we tend to be creatures of habit and tradition. We are in the midst of two dramatic upheavals that will have far-reaching implications for how we do business going forward. Most of our traditional revenue sources are temporarily shut down and the very nature of audience-based events is being re-thought. The very essence of our traditional operational models are now working against us. Inventory management, warehouse teams, show crews, and logistics are suddenly overhead expenses instead of direct costs. In this presentation, Live Event Business Expert Tom Stimson will explain the fundamental changes to running a Live Event Operation in the Next Normal. As you retool your businesses to adapt to the changes in our competitive landscape, prepare to see Operational Scalability in a whole new light.
Free registration here: infocomm.onlineeventpro.freeman.com