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InfoComm International announces InfoComm MEA 2012 activity

Participants are encouraged to register early for biggest ever educational and networking events schedule.

InfoComm International has released details of the InfoComm MEA 2012 Summit – an extensive programme of educational and networking opportunities to be hosted alongside the 2012 MEA tradeshow in Dubai. The Summit is set to include industry conferences, InfoComm University classes, a CTS Prep course, show tours aimed at vertical-market applications, and a Roundtable networking event. The show is once again co-located with GITEX, and will include three half-day Conferences aimed at specific industries. In particular, these will address hospitality (15 October), the IT industry (16 October), and the education sector (17 October). The Hospitality and Education Conferences will each be followed by orientation tours of the show floor, in which InfoComm staff will lead delegates directly to technologies and demonstrations that are applicable to their markets. Also available on 15, 16 and 17 October is an InfoComm University Primer Program – a one-hour session led by experienced Staff Instructor Rod Brown, CTS-D, CTS-I, who will discuss the various educational opportunities InfoComm provides, including the globally recognized CTS certification. In addition, from 14-16 October, Rod Brown will lead a 3-day CTS Prep Course, designed to assist those InfoComm MEA 2012 attendees who wish to obtain CTS certification – guiding attendees on important AV principles and test-taking strategies. Other InfoComm University content during the show will be a mixture of staff-led sessions and seminars given by industry professionals. Topics covered will include: Distributed Speaker Systems, Multi-Image Projection Techniques, Digital AV Systems for the Digital Future, Operation of DisplayPort and Thunderbolt, and Best Practices for AV Systems Commissioning. All Summit courses are free of charge for InfoComm MEA attendees but registration is required. 
Finally, an InfoComm Roundtable networking event will be held on the afternoon of October 14. Open to InfoComm members and other AV industry professionals at the invitation of members, the Roundtable will feature a keynote presentation on the recently released InfoComm Global Market Definition & Strategy Study (MDSS), with special emphasis on research findings and trends for the AV products and services market in the Middle East. Terry Friesenborg, senior vice president of International Development for InfoComm International, comments: “The Middle East AV systems market has a projected compound annual growth rate of over 15%, according to our recent MDSS market study, making it an exciting location for our industry. This year we are pleased to present our most extensive education and networking program to date. “The broad scope and tailored content of the program are the result of extensive consultation with regional market players, and as we expect demand for places at our events to be high, we encourage potential attendees to pre-register for the courses of their choice as soon as possible.”