A snapshot of the many offerings at Integrate Expo 2022, their first in-person event in three years!
Australia’s largest Audio-Visual trade show, Integrate, is just around the corner, a hub for the AV industry with opportunities to see new products, attend talks, network with fellow integrators, and get a feel for what’s coming next in the industry is happening in person for the first time in three years next month.
After a challenging time for a large portion of the AV industry, this trade show extravaganza is back in full force, this year teaming up with the annual Security Expo trade show which will uncover further opportunities for AV and networking integrations to the wider industry.
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We’re highlighting six of the many must see events we are looking forward to at Integrate Expo 2022.
State of the Industry (Wednesday August 17, 10:00-10:50)
Kicking things off in a jam-packed three-day schedule is a discussion on the current state of the AV industry post-pandemic as far as market changes, emerging trends, and the application of AV products are concerned.
Featuring on the panel to dissect the industry’s “new normal” is Christopher Holder (Alchemedia Publishing), Andrew Upshon (Dicker Data), Graham Barrett (Harman Professional), Jonathan Seller (Avixa), and Rashid Skaf (Biamp Systems).
Hybrid Workplace: Is it Here to Stay? (Wednesday August 17, 11:00-11:50)
Early discussions were had about the hybrid workplace at Integrate Virtual in 2021 surrounding the exit from lockdown, but with many businesses back to normal operation, what place does that hold in the AV industry moving forward?
With flexible working arrangements in demand, this panel will focus on how the workspace has changed and how it is going to affect demand, while also exploring how the changes are going to affect design and how AV can evolve to integrate tech and space.
AVIXA Women’s Council: Breaking the Bias (Thursday August 18, 10:00-10:50)
Integrate’s Commercial Manager Soren Norgaard on the talk: “The AV industry, like many others in the tech space, is dominated by males and the latest stat I heard was around nine per cent of people in the AV industry are female. It’s actually a really good career path and there are lots of opportunities. We’re trying to promote and spread a greater understanding amongst females how they can get into the industry. Every year we have a panel that addresses that and you can hear from some of the females who have been successful and enjoyed a great career in that space.
“This year the theme is break the bias – which is also the International Women’s Day theme – and it’s a recognition that the gender bias still exists in society, workplaces, and even subconsciously in many minds. The panellists talk about this and how they’ve overcome some of those challenges, things to be mindful of, and encourage younger women into the industry.”
Supply Chain Challenges and Future Outlook (Thursday August 18, 11:00-11:50)
Following the Women’s Council is an issue that has plagued many, if not most businesses worldwide: supply chain. This panel will discuss the challenges and issues that the AV industry is faced with and the future outlook, while assessing how it impacts businesses and designs, and in turn, changes thinking and operational needs.
“In a world that is uncertain, how they find some form of certainty in their business and design.”
AI – Its Impact Now and in the Future of an Organisation (Wednesday August 17, 11:10-12:00)
The rise and rise of AI has been no secret for a while, and Dr Catriona Wallace of the Gradient Institute in the Security Expo will present the state of the market for AI, IoT, cybersecurity, and 5G, and share how organisations should think about the digital transformation of their current operations and people.
Dr Wallace discusses the role of big tech, the good and the bad, and how the ‘Ethical Leader’ must emerge.
As Australia’s worker shortage bites into the economy, Australian-owned business Teleportivity, is rapidly expanding into the US market with its locally developed Video Concierge Cloud Platform.
The system allows front of house staff to appear live via a screen, and then jump from screen to screen to assist in navigating through a space. The system has been installed in major US airports such as JFK and Boston and major hospitals.
The company will be exhibiting its latest technology at the Integrate Exhibition at the ICC in Sydney from August 17-19.
Wanting to make the pilgrimage to Integrate Expo 2022? Head here to register.