FIRA Barcelona
1-4 February 2022

Main Stage ProgrammeEvolution, Battersea, London - 23-24 June 2021


Main Stage Programme

10:10 - 10:15

Mike Blackman (Managing Director, Integrated Systems Events)
Sarah Joyce (Chief Global Officer, AVIXA)
Wendy Griffiths (Vice President of Engagement & Global Development, CEDIA)

10:20 - 10:50

Looking Ahead: Trends in the UK AV Sector
Chris Lavelle (Senior Director of Development Europe, AVIXA)

11:00 - 12:00

Tech Spotlight

Jessica Cooper, Business Development Manager, Igloo Vision
James Spencer, Video Solutions Director, EMEA North, Jabra
Tim Potter, Technical Program Manager, Ring

12:10 - 12:40

AV User Group Perspectives
Owen Ellis (Chairman, AV User Group) in conversation with
Greg Jeffreys (Chair, AVIXA Standards Steering Committee)

12:50 - 13:30

Positive Action to Champion Diversity and Inclusion in the AV Industry

Kevin McLoughlin (AVIXA Diversity Council & Director, AV User Group) – moderator
Janice Turner (Diversity Officer, BECTU)
Iffat Chaudhry (Bid Manager, Involve Visual Collaboration)

What can our industry learn from how trade union BECTU tackled discrimination and lack of diversity within media and entertainment?

13:40 - 14:10

The Future of Visualisation
Andrew Dowsett (Territory Manager, Barco)

14:20 - 14:50

The BRIT Awards: Lights, Camera, Action

Stew Hume (Editor, TPi)
Tom Sabin (Managing Director, Diagon)

Tom will talk about his company’s involvement in this year’s BRIT Awards ceremony, which went ahead rather differently due to Covid restrictions

15:00 - 15:30

RP22: A Paradigm Shift in Media Room Design

James Bliss (Brand and Communications Manager EMEA, CEDIA) – host
Peter Aylett (Partner, HTE)
Ben Goff (Technical Director, Multiroom Media)

Recommended Practice RP22 has far reaching implications for manufacturers, designers and installers with regard to multi-channel audio space design. The panel will explain the thought behind this disruptive Recommended Practice, how it came together, and why it really matters for the integrator and the end client.

15:40 - 16:10

Rewarding and Promoting Excellence in the AV Industry

Paul Milligan (Editor, Inavate EMEA)
Dan Jago (Founder, Inavate Magazines)

Exploring how excellence and career development are rewarded and developed in the AV industry sector through the Inavation Awards and 40 under 40 initiatives

16:20 - 16:50

Superyacht Technology

Jack Robinson (Director, Superyacht Technology)

An overview of working in the Superyacht sector. Jack will explain why companies find the industry elusive, with complex political and logistical supply chains. He will also lift the mystery around why the industry has been recession proof, with growth of 45% this year

17:00 - 18:00

Tech Spotlight

Kelechi Aofolaju, Solutions Architect, Logical Solutions
Doug Remington, General Manager EMEA, DTEN and
Michael Woollett, International Zoom Rooms Manager, Zoom Video Communications
James Spencer, Video Solutions Director, EMEA North, Jabra

18:00 - 19:30

Networking Drinks

09:40 - 09:45


09:50 - 10:20

Keynote: The Future of Connection
Amelia Kallman (Futurist)
Amelia will dissect the trends and tech that are altering our future landscape and share insights on how businesses can not only survive but thrive in the years to come

10:30 - 10:50

Pro Audio in AV: Emerging from a Pandemic
James Kirby (Pro Audio Analyst, Futuresource Consulting)
James will present highlights from ‘Pro Audio in AV: Emerging from a Pandemic’ – a recent Pro AV Technology Outlook report produced in association with Installation magazine

11:00 - 11:30

Tech Spotlight

Tim Colman, Senior Applications Engineer and Andrew Francis, Applications Engineering Manager, Shure
Tim Potter, Technical Program Manager, Ring

11:40 - 12:15

Technology in the Meeting Room
Jordan Deemer (Business Development Manager, Barco)

12:25 - 12:50

Looking Ahead: Trends in the UK AV Sector
Chris Lavelle (Senior Director of Development Europe, AVIXA)

13:00 - 13:30

AV Solutions as Assistive Technologies
Genna Ash-Brown (Editor, Education Technology)
Jay Ahmed (AV Design Manager, QMUL)

13:40 - 14:20

Panel Discussion: The Hybrid Event

Stew Hume (Editor, TPi)
Tom Turner (Creator, Venuo)

How streaming and virtual events may affect the live tours of the future.

14:30 - 15:15

The Integrated Home Podcast: Remote Monitoring and Management
Jeff Hayward (Director, Wildwood PR) – host
Nick Bovill (SnapAV/Control4)
Nicolai Landschultz (IndigoZest)
James Ratcliffe (Homeplay)

This Integrated Home Podcast panel explores remote monitoring as the ‘must-have’ for all residential integrators. How does RMM help businesses build and sustain positive, long-term relationships with clients? And, how can it be operationalised to gain efficiency, value, and additional income with service models?

London Exhibitors:

Digital Projections
Igloo Vision
Lang AG
Logical Solutions
Snap AV