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AV Technology Europe says farewell to editor Michael Garwood 

Garwood stands down having presided over the launch and subsequent growth of AVTE as editor 

AV Technology Europe can announce that Michael Garwood is to stand down from his role as editor.

Garwood was appointed in July 2017 to spearhead the launch and subsequent growth of the AV Technology Europe brand – Europe’s only dedicated B2B pro-AV title written for the end user – helping to establish an ever-growing presence across print and digital. Michael also played a pivotal role in the launch of the AV Technology Europe Awards held during ISE 2018 in Amsterdam, and which are set to return as the AV Technology Awards on 20th June this year.

“I have absolutely loved my time at AV Technology Europe,” said Garwood. “It’s with a very heavy heart that I have made this incredibly difficult decision to leave my position, which has been made for purely family reasons. I truly mean it when I say that being part of such a fantastic industry and working for such a great team has been the highlight my journalistic career, thus far. I will be remaining heavily involved in the AV industry going forward, details of which will be announced shortly.”

James McKeown, group content director, B2B of AVTE’s parent company Future plc, added: “Michael has done an incredible job with the AVTE brand, and has very quickly established himself as a respected and well liked member of the pro-AV community,” he said. “The tone and delivery of AVTE’s journalism under Michael’s stewardship has been refreshing in a market where, if we’re honest, the reporting can often be dry, technical, and complicated. Michael has moved the needle with AVTE to bring some honest clarity (and tons of character) to the coverage of our market, and he should feel very proud of his achievements.

“It’s a sad day for the company, but we remain indebted to Michael for literally pouring himself into AVTE and giving us a superb platform to continue growing the title into the future. We wish him the very best of luck with his future endeavours.”

Michael steps down from his role with AV Technology Europe today (February 15). A further announcement regarding Michael’s successor will be made in due course.