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Take a look at what the industry is saying about the AV Awards!


WINNERS


“When you push the boundaries of the future, it becomes impossible to live in the past. We thank AV Magazine for joining our forward journey of visual disruption, and naming HYPERVSN as the ‘Digital Signage Product of the Year’ winner at the 2018 AV Awards. What an incredible honor to be recognized among some of the most respected leaders in the marketplace for our Integrated 3D Holographic Display System. The international exposure from this awards ceremony has boosted business and forged new partnerships. Winning this AV Award salutes our company for bringing the future of 3D technology to the world.”

Janos Perei, CMO, HYPERVSN


"It was an honor to be named a 2018 AV Awards winner, and receive such prestigious recognition from an internationally renowned organization. We appreciate the acknowledgement from the industry’s respected experts about the high quality standards we maintain for our products, services and people. Leyard is a place where people and innovation thrive, and the award showcases the hard work of our people and the company’s continuous investment in research and development. It’s awards like these that further encourage our teams to keep disrupting the market with new innovative products as well as provide visibility to the latest industry innovations. As long as we launch new products, we will keep participating in the AV Awards."

Thorsten Lipp, CEO, Leyard EMEA


"Winning the AVIXA Outstanding Contribution Award to the Integrated Experience last year was certainly a very special accolade for us, as it honored our work in the industry overall. Since the award ceremony, we have had great exposure including invitations to presenting at international expos in cooperation with AVIXA. But it is not just about our external image to clients and potential clients. The award is a great motivational boost for the entire team, when experts in the industry recognize the hard work everyone is putting in – and that is just fantastic!"

Kevin Murphy, Director of Sales and Marketing, Kraftwerk Living Technologies


"Winning the title of AV Reseller/Systems Integrator of the year was a fantastic way to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. The entry process offered the opportunity to take a moment to reflect on the achievements of the business to date and encourage all our employees to feel proud of the contribution they have made to the ongoing success of the company. I am in no doubt that we have seen an increase in new enquiries as a result of the win and feel honoured to have the Pure AV name associated with one of the most eagerly anticipated and respected events in the audiovisual calendar."

Peter Sutton, Managing Director, Pure Audio Visual Ltd.


“Winning Manufacturer of the Year at last year’s AV Awards was a proud moment for the whole team at L-Acoustics who welcomed the recognition for our dedication to innovation and product design excellence. The awards submission process was smoothly managed and provided us with the opportunity to reflect upon the year’s achievements which turned out to be a fulfilling exercise in itself. We highly recommend participating in the AV Awards and attending the presentation ceremony.”

Guillaume Le Nost, Executive Director, Creative Technologies, L-Acoustics


"As a company we were delighted to be named awards winners for a second consecutive year and have enjoyed many benefits since this was announced. As the AV Awards celebrate technical excellence and innovation we have been able to use this accolade to add gravitas to our proposals and help win new business. As a result we have achieved continued success in our specialized field and are currently market leaders in the UK. Our win has given our staff added confidence and raised our company profile which has in turn given us the edge on our competitors."

Jonathan White, Commercial Director, Adaptive IT Solutions 


The eBay AV deployment team worked around the clock to make sure Main Street was a success. To then receive the Corporate Project of the Year was a real morale boaster. It shows hard work does pay off and it was amazing to be recognized for it and win the award. On top of that the event is always a great place to meet up with your peers, network and share stories. The CIO was very proud of what the team achieved and congratulated us on the award”

Matt Anders, Head of Global media Services, eBay

 
Winning an AV Award is the icing on the cake of delivering a great project.  It’s recognition by our peers of the hard work across the whole team, and when you are shortlisted for an Award, it adds a frission of excitement to what is always a fantastic event.  There is so much talent in this industry, an industry that has changed beyond recognition in the last 20 years.  From a Reflex perspective it makes winning this Award even more significant than ever. 

 Yag Depala,  Head of Education Sales, Reflex
 
A new customer has contacted us based solely on the fact that we won the AV Award for Integrator of year. It’s a brilliant opportunity for 62 Cisco AV rooms to be installed next year and we will be meeting with them in the next month or two. The contract, if we win it, will be £1 million or more. If ever there was validation of the awards; that was the call. 

Daryl Clarke, Managing Director, Diversified
  
  For our projects to be recognised at the largest awards ceremony in the industry, which receives interest from across Europe and the rest of the world impresses upon us a big accomplishment.  It has certainly brought a lot of interest and curiosity in what we do and how we do it better. Immediately after the awards, we have received a significant increase in interest- both for business and general introductions.

Kevin Murphy, vice president of strategic planning, Kraftwerk Living Technologies


JUDGES

As a first time judge of the AV Awards I was not sure what to expect, I have been on the entry side for many years but never involved in the judging process. I was delighted to find a robust, independent and detailed judging process. The portal for the review of the documents beforehand and the ability to think about the responses was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the lively debate during on judging day. It was super to see the process from all ends and to see the winners celebrating with their awards. The effort the team go to pull of this spectacular event is no mean feat! The winners can be sure that their awards are hard fought and well deserved.

 Christian Bozeat, Director, macom


  I’ve been an AV judge for 15 years and in that time the judging process has evolved enormously.  I spend considerable time looking through each entrant, reading submissions, checking websites, and looking at company videos so, on judging day, I’m well versed with each of the companies in the categories I’m judging. In my judging group we had five judges from very diverse industries and with wide ranging experiences and knowledge.  There is vigorous debate on each category but we have no idea who the winners are until the night of the awards. This really is an incredibly fair and complete process.

Colin Messenger, Senior Consultant, Futuresource


The judging process involves experts from across industry sectors, working in carefully selected groups with each group led by a non-voting chairperson. Judges sign NDAs and declare any association or involvement with the entries. A week in advance of the judging day the entries are assessed online by the judges, who enter their initial scores. On judging day they discuss their scores and work together to agree a consensus. Debates are always detailed and respectful and sometimes heated. Judges then amend their scores based on the discussion, with the total score deciding the winner. Judges can also nominate an additional entry for a special mention. Judges are looking for a detailed explanation as to why your entry is ground-breaking and they love to see passion and enthusiasm. Entries are judged on merit as this is the only information available to the judges. Some submitted material is not substantial enough to give the judges the level of insight required. Major manufacturers take note: just getting your marketing people to send a page of sales material, a badly filmed YouTube clip and a tech spec is not a substantial entry!

Ben Pain, CTS, Manager – Audio-visual, technical and media services, Royal College of Physicians


SPONSORS

As the premier event in the AV calendar, the AV Awards has always represented a celebration of the AV community. We made the decision to sponsor this year’s awards to help raise the profile of the brand and we were delighted with the results. Our account team listened to what we wanted to achieve and matched our requirements perfectly. Sponsorship gave our brand greater visibility with the good and the great of the AV world and is a must for any company wanting to grow within the industry.

Natalie Harris-Briggs, VP of Marketing, Avocor
  
 SENNHEISER continues to be a proud global sponsor of the AV Awards.  The ability to represent ourselves to a truly international crowd of AV industry leaders is both exciting and valuable.  SENNHEISER is committed to building lasting relationships with its customers and the AV Awards and the AV Magazine events provide the perfect forums to support this.

Nick Pemberton, Head of Global Business Development, SENNHEISER


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