Two weeks to go: InfoComm releases highlights of Future Trends Summit

"For professionals wishing to plan forward for the next three to five years, Future Trends is an event not to be missed,"

FAIRFAX, Virginia, United States of America - 15 January 2012 - For the third year in a row, InfoComm International® will host a one-day FutureTrends Summit on Monday 28 January, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., the day before the Integrated Systems Europe 2013 tradeshow.

"For professionals wishing to plan forward for the next three to five years, Future Trends is an event not to be missed," says Terry Friesenborg, CTS, Senior VP, International Development at InfoComm International. "We will impart the latest knowledge and expert viewpoints from our consultant, integrator, end customer panel who will discuss market opportunities, disruptive technologies and outside threats in detail, offering a complete picture of the future of AV."

Future Trends will be moderated by Clive Couldwell, Editor of AV Magazine and divided into three fresh and distinct segments. The programme will be driven by InfoComm's 2012 Global Market Definition and Strategy Study (MDSS).

Part 1, Future Customer Needs.

Part 1 will comprise an end-user panel including AV users from a number of market sectors includingcorporate and education.

Simon Birkett, TechnologyEnhanced Learning Manager, Institute for Learning Enhancement and Innovation, University of Derby and Chair of SCHOMS says: "Delegates will acquire an understanding of the challenges, priorities and uniqueness of the HE marketsector with regards to classroom and AV technology."

Part 2, Future of the AV Business and Market

Get the latest expert insights into how the world of systems integration will look in the near future, and what you must do now to prepare.

"Our industry has gone through massive, transformative changes in the last 10 years - so that the industry we represent today doesn't look like, or act like, the industry ofonly a decade ago. But, as with all of technology, the pace of change only accelerates," says Joel R. Rollins, CTS, Everett Hall Associates, Inc.

Part 3, Future of AV Technologies

An overview of the cutting-edge developments that are likely to impact on integration businesses in the years to come.

"The presentation team of Bob Simpson, Pete Putman and Blair Parkin have nearly a hundred years' combined experience between them. Their knowledge is broad and international in its context. Expect to learn some things you did not know, affirm some things you thought and be surprised some opinion and views of where it is all going. Seminar attendees will walk away inspired!" concludes Blair Parkin, MD, Visual Acuity.

The full schedule can be found at:

Future Trends Summit will take place in the Education Zone, which will be centrally and conveniently located in the Elicium Building, above Hall 12 of ISE 2013. The session will be followed by the ISE Keynote address by cyber illusionist Marco Tempest and ISE's 10th Birthday Party.

Seats are filling up fast. To register for Future Trends, or for any other courses featured at IntegratedSystems Europe 2013, visit

About InfoComm International

InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set astandard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Additional information is available at

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