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Announcing InstallFutures – a new one-day strategic conference

Installation is pleased to announce the launch of a one-day conference offering insight and analysis on the future of the AV integration market – and advice on how best to steer your business towards long-term stability and growth.

To be held at BAFTA on London’s Piccadilly on Tuesday 29 September, InstallFutures will feature three sessions debating transformational technologies as well as integrator and end user panels.

Starting at 10:00, the first session, entitled Transformational Technologies… or Short-term Solutions, will see leading industry voices examining a cross-section of emerging technologies and considering which ones have the potential to be truly transformative. Everything from 4K to IP-based signal transport will be up for discussion. The panel will include Peter Glaettli, CTO of Studer, Roland Dreesden, managing director of integrator Reflex AV.

This will be followed by the first Technology Showcase, focusing on AR/VR and drones. Vendors of these technologies – including Kevin Kelly, CEO of US Integrator Stampede, which has a major focus on drones – will outline their latest solutions. They will then face questions from a diverse panel of industry experts. The aim is to examine these technologies’ potential and determine the principal challenges involved in integrating them into existing applications.

Integrator Insight: How Best to Achieve the 2020 Vision will be the final session before lunch. Although assessing emerging technologies effectively is no mean feat, sensing wider changes in user requirements and then modifying your integration firm to suit is arguably even more challenging. Our panel will project forward to 2020 and consider how business models will need to change, and whether it will be necessary to target new customer bases and/or verticals.

Afternoon sessions

The afternoon kicks off with the second Technology Showcase, this time looking at the Internet of Things. Leading consumer electronics manufacturers have declared that it is the future – but where does it offer the greatest potential benefit to the installed AV community? Two IoT providers will set out their stalls and, as in the previous Technology Showcase, will then be questioned by a panel of industry experts.

The final panel of the day will focus on the end user and how technology will affect their futures. End User Panel: The Way Forward will look at what end users expect their business to look like in 2020 and what will need to change in the business environment for this to happen. Questions from the audience of industry professionals from across the supply chain will provide valuable insight into how the market will evolve.

The day will wrap up with closing remarks from the organiser before networking drinks nearby.

Join us at BAFTA

InstallFutures takes place on Tuesday 29th September at BAFTA in London. Registration begins at 9:00 and the conference finishes at 4:30.

Early bird tickets are currently available for just £75.

Visit the InstallFutures website or email Georgia Blake to book your space now.

Sponsorship opportunities

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available at, and in the run up to, InstallFutures. For more details contact Gurpreet Purewal or Peter McCarthy.