Winners of the AV Technology Europe Awards 2018 announced

Industry celebrates the achievements of the end user AV community at the first ever AV Technology Europe Awards, held in Amsterdam last (Feb 7)
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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

Outstanding Contribution 

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."

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