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London to get its first InfoComm Academy Day in April

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UK, 29 MARCH 2010: InfoComm International®, the leading trade association for professional AV and information communications, is to host an InfoComm Academy Day in London on Friday, 23 April. The first Academy Day to be held in the UK, the event will include three educational seminars, all of which are approved to provide InfoComm certification renewal units.
After the education sessions, a Regional Roundtable will be held in the same location, giving attendees the opportunity to network with their peers, find out the latest news from InfoComm, and suggest ways in which InfoComm can help their business and the wider industry.
Chris Lavelle, InfoComm Regional Manager, UK & Ireland, comments: “The Academy Day is a relatively new idea that has been successful wherever it has been staged, and we’re really excited to be bringing the concept to London this spring. 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.”
The events will take place at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, which is sponsoring the day alongside leading UK AV distributor RGB Communications. The Academy Day sessions are open to all, with registration costing £60 per person, excluding VAT. InfoComm members pay just £40 and can use EduBucks to gain a 50% discount off this. The Roundtable component is free to attend, but is open only to InfoComm members and invited guests. 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 (Macdonald Hotel, 26 April), Edinburgh (University Library, 27 April) and Dublin (Red Cow Hotel, 29 April), with further events planned for the second half of the year.
“A unique, relaxed environment in which industry leaders can share ideas in confidence, InfoComm’s Regional Roundtables have become a worldwide phenomenon,” says Lavelle. “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.
“This year is turning out to be both challenging and exciting for our industry, and we’re delighted to be hosting a series of events that will allow our guests to benefit from the education, the market research, and the networking possibilities that only InfoComm can provide.”

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