Industry celebrates the achievements of the end user AV community at the first ever AV Technology Europe Awards, held in Amsterdam last (Feb 7)
It was party time in Amsterdam this evening, with the dutch capital playing host to the inaugural AV Technology Europe Awards.
Brought to you by the global AV and technology information specialist NewBay, the AV Technology Europe Awards are dedicated to recognising innovation and achievements in AV throughout end-user businesses.
Sponsored by leading AV firms, Exterity (headline) and Jacobs Massey, the Awards was held at the Dauphine, and hosted by AVTE's editor Michael Garwood.
Awards – all of which were determined by our independent panel of judges, went to the following.
CATEGORY: Technology Excellence
Best Use Of Audio Solutions
Winner: London Coliseum, in association with Gareth Owen Sound: Bat Out of Hell
Best use of Presentation/Collaboration Solutions
Ghent University and Prysm: integration of student-centric learning strategies
Best use of Projection/Display Solutions
‘World record’ video wall at The Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Best use of Signal Distribution Solutions
Norwegian University of Science and Technology: new teaching spaces on ‘Europe’s largest AV over IP network'
Video Production of the Year
Nationwide Building Society: Nationwide Legendary Service corporate video aimed at inspiring internal staff to deliver high quality customer service (nominated by fourtyfoursixteen films)
CATEGORY: Project Excellence
Best Small to Mid-Scale AV Project or Event
Cambridge University: fundraising event at Banquetting House
Best Large-Scale AV Project or Event
Bayer: large-scale AV upgrade during relocation of HQ
CATEGORY: Team Excellence:
Emerging AV Professional of the Year
Darren Waszkinel, Bloomberg
AV IT Manager Of the Year
Adam Harvey, University of Hertfordshire
AV Team of the Year
Bloomberg Global AV Team
Kevin McLoughlin – Royal Society of Medicine and AV User Group
"It was a fantastic evening and I want to personally thank everyone that helped make the night such a success," commented editor Garwood. "We had some great entries, making it extremely difficult for our judges to decide who took the prize on the night.
"My congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to those shortlisted but fell just short this time around. I look forward to seeing you all again at next year's event."