AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce its role as Founding Partner of ALSD International, Europe’s first conference devoted to the growing market for premium seating and fan experience in sports stadia and arenas. The event will be held in London, October 11-12, 2018.
ALSD International is designed as a high-level, two-day event by the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), which represents sports teams and venues offering premium seating, and the European Arenas Association (EAA), an association representing 31 indoor arenas in 20 European countries. AVIXA previously announced a partnership with ALSD in North America to raise awareness of the fan engagement benefits created by integrated audiovisual experiences in stadium and arena design.
“The goals of ALSD International dovetail nicely with our goal to raise awareness of the impact of audiovisual experiences in a range of customer segments,” said AVIXA Chief Executive Officer David Labuskes, CTS®, CAE, RCDD. “We don’t claim to be the first to tell the sports venue community that AV is a growing trend in their spaces. But we do want to share how professionally planned and executed AV systems—including new technology coming to market—can create the experiences that draw and engage fans, create customer loyalty, boost sales, or whatever outcome an organization seeks to achieve.”
ALSD International in London will examine premium seating and how to increase revenue with new builds, renovations, service expansions, and new food and beverage offerings. Conference content will focus on extending the fan experience and offering more opportunities inside and outside the venue walls. Registrants will gain entry to two networking receptions and two behind-the-scenes venue tours, plus transport, breakfast, and lunch at the hotel. It will be held October 11-12, 2018, at the Amba Marble Arch Hotel, Central London. For more information go to www.alsdinternational.com.
As part of its larger partnership with ALSD, AVIXA will host panels and roundtable discussions at the 2018 ALSD Sports Venue Design & Build Forum, June 25-26 in Atlanta, and at InfoComm 2018, June 2-8 in Las Vegas. These events will bring together representatives from teams, venues, architecture and design firms, and AV integrators. AVIXA is also sponsor of ALSD’s Spotlight Awards, which recognizes leaders in stadium and arena design, including for their innovative use of audiovisual solutions in sport venues. More information is available here.
AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 5,400 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership. Additional information is available at avixa.org.
The Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) was established in 1990 to provide a single platform for member teams and venues with accurate and timely information from across all layers of the premium seat industry. Now in its 5th year, ALSD’s Sports Venue Design & Build Forum, held in conjunction with ALSD’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow, takes an immersive look at the $30 billion venue development boom, and the new generation of technologies and amenities enhancing the fan experience. ALSD’s 2018 Conference and Tradeshow will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, June 24-27. The Sports Venue Design & Build Forum runs June 25-26. The conference will also include tours and receptions of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, SunTrust Park, and Fox Theatre. ALSD International will be held Oct. 11-12, 2018 at the Amba Marble Arch Hotel, Central London. For more information go to www.alsdinternational.com.