Schedule
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Golf Outing

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Reception

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7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Dinner

9:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

AVEC After Hours

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8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Golf Outing

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m

Lunch

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Reception

Sponsored by:
schedule-logos-almo-1

9:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

AVEC After Hours

Sponsored by:
Ingram Logo

7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

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9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Matt Dixon, CEB/Gartner

Best-selling author and Group Leader at CEB (now part of Gartner) Matt Dixon will set the stage for our customer-centric program with insight into the importance of understanding how customers see themselves and their own businesses.

Sponsored by:    logo-bbox-1

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Global Economic Outlook

Andy Banerjee, IHS MarkIt

As AVIXA’s main Market Intelligence partner, IHS MarkIt will leverage its extensive reach into global economic, social, and political trends to highlight the key factors likely to impact the behavior and mind-set of the AV industry’s customers in 2019 and beyond.

10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

AV Market Intelligence Report: Emerging Trends by Industry Verticals

Sean Wargo, AVIXA

AVIXA’s Head of Market Intelligence will explore the specific opportunities created by macroeconomic trends through the lens of the latest Market Opportunity Analysis Reports.

Broken down by industry verticals, each report demonstrates the emerging trends for AV end users, including an increase in demand for strategic partnerships and an emphasis on experience creation.

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

A Look Ahead: Preview of Breakout Sessions

Focus on Strategic Partnerships

The largest buyers of AV expect to work with a strategic technology partner who can help them deploy globally beyond the needs of an individual room, meeting, building, or campus.

Targeted conversations with end users will illuminate needs for consistent branding, communication, and knowledge sharing in sharper detail to offer executives clear insight into corporate AV buyer priorities


Emphasis on Experience Creation

Retail, venue, and live event end users are increasingly tasked with delivering fresh, compelling experiences that are AV centric, presenting new opportunities for expanding beyond technology supply to content creation and experiential design.

End-user discussions will explore opportunities within installed systems and event production services across all forms of entertainment.

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 1

Focus on Strategic Partnerships

Corporate Communications Panel
Partnering with customers to streamline AV deployment and content management.

Session Chairs:
Kay Sargent, Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace, HOK;
Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large, AV Technology


Emphasis on Experience Creation

Retail Panel
AV is leading the shift from product shopping to shopping experience.

Session Chair:
Jennifer Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief, VMSD Magazine

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Transition

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

Focus on Strategic Partnerships

Higher Ed and Corporate Training Panel
AV's place in new learning and training methods, including interactive, discovery-based learning.

Session Chair:
Bryan Lewis, Assistant Dean for Technology & Operations, University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce


Emphasis on Experience Creation

Sports and Entertainment Venue Panel
The role of AV in deepening fan engagement.

3:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Transition

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

Focus on Strategic Partnerships

Hospitality Panel
AV installations that enable consistent environments for global brands.

Session Chairs:
Michael Judeh, CTS, Regional Director of Technology, Convene;
Kirsten Nelson, Vernacular LLC, Program Director for InfoComm Center Stage


Emphasis on Experience Creation

Event Production and Activation Panel
Combing AV tech supply with experiential design.

Session Chairs:
Brad Berridge, Director of Sound Operations, Feld Entertainment;
Andy Merkin, Producer, Moment Factory;
Beth Kormanik, Editor-in-Chief, BizBash

5:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Transition

5:15 p.m.–5:25 p.m.

Closing Thoughts

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Reception & Dinner

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

AVEC After Hours

Sponsored by:     schedule-logos-peerless-1

7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

Sponsored by:
schedule-logos-fsr-1

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Matt Dixon, CEB/Gartner

Best-selling author and Group Leader at CEB (now part of Gartner) Matt Dixon will set the stage for our customer-centric program with insight into the importance of understanding how customers see themselves and their own businesses.

Sponsored by:
logo-bbox-1

10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Global Economic Outlook

Andy Banerjee, IHS MarkIt

As AVIXA’s main Market Intelligence partner, IHS MarkIt will leverage its extensive reach into global economic, social, and political trends to highlight the key factors likely to impact the behavior and mind-set of the AV industry’s customers in 2019 and beyond.

10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

AV Market Intelligence Report: Emerging Trends by Industry Verticals

Sean Wargo, AVIXA

AVIXA’s Head of Market Intelligence Sean Wargo will walk attendees through key takeaways from the association’s latest series of demand-side research reports, paving the way for a focus on two emerging themes that are currently resonating in most if not all vertical markets: the end-user need for Strategic Technology Partnerships and Experience Creation.

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

A Look Ahead: Preview of Breakout Sessions

Focus on Strategic Partnerships

The largest buyers of AV expect to work with a strategic technology partner who can help them deploy globally beyond the needs of an individual room, meeting, building, or campus.

Targeted conversations with end users will illuminate needs for consistent branding, communication, and knowledge sharing in sharper detail to offer executives clear insight into corporate AV buyer priorities


Emphasis on Experience Creation

Retail, venue, and live event end users are increasingly tasked with delivering fresh, compelling experiences that are AV centric, presenting new opportunities for expanding beyond technology supply to content creation and experiential design.

End-user discussions will explore opportunities within installed systems and event production services across all forms of entertainment.

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 1

Focus on Strategic Partnerships

Corporate Communications Panel
Partnering with customers to streamline AV deployment and content management.

Session Chairs:
Kay Sargent, Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace, HOK;
Margot Douaihy, Editor-at-Large, AV Technology


Emphasis on Experience Creation

Retail Panel
AV is leading the shift from product shopping to shopping experience.

Session Chair:
Jennifer Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief, VMSD Magazine

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Transition

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

Focus on Strategic Partnerships

Higher Ed and Corporate Training Panel
AV's place in new learning and training methods, including interactive, discovery-based learning.

Session Chair:
Bryan Lewis, Assistant Dean for Technology & Operations, University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce


Emphasis on Experience Creation

Sports and Entertainment Venue Panel
The role of AV in deepening fan engagement.

3:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Transition

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

Focus on Strategic Partnerships

Hospitality Panel
AV installations that enable consistent environments for global brands.

Session Chairs:
Michael Judeh, CTS, Regional Director of Technology, Convene;
Kirsten Nelson, Vernacular LLC, Program Director for InfoComm Center Stage


Emphasis on Experience Creation

Event Production and Activation Panel
Combing AV tech supply with experiential design.

Session Chairs:
Brad Berridge, Director of Sound Operations, Feld Entertainment;
Andy Merkin, Producer, Moment Factory;
Beth Kormanik, Editor-in-Chief, BizBash

5:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

Transition

5:15 p.m.–5:25 p.m.

Closing Thoughts

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Reception & Dinner

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

AVEC After Hours

Sponsored by:
schedule-logos-peerless-1

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Welcome Back

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Attendee Spotlight: Insights from Breakout Sessions

Attendees will share takeaways and action items from each breakout session.

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Closing Keynote

Mike Michalowicz, Author and Entrepreneur

Inspirational speaker and sometime reality-show host Mike Michalowicz will share his simple approach to freeing up time in your day, allowing you to pay attention to the things that matter, both at work and in life.

11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Closing Thoughts

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Welcome Back

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Attendee Spotlight: Insights from Breakout Sessions

Attendees will share takeaways and action items from each breakout session.

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Closing Keynote

Mike Michalowicz, Author and Entrepreneur

Inspirational speaker and sometime reality-show host Mike Michalowicz will share his simple approach to freeing up time in your day, allowing you to pay attention to the things that matter, both at work and in life.

11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Closing Thoughts

David Labuskes, CEO, AVIXA

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