AVIXA to be Founding Partner of ALSD International Fan Experience Event in London

AVIXA™, the Audiovisual & Integrated Experience Association, has confirmed its role as Founding Partner of ALSD International; Europe’s first conference devoted entirely to the growing market for enhanced Premium Seating and Fan Experience offerings in sports stadia and arenas.


ALSD International – which is being held in Central London on October 11 and 12 – has been designed as a high-level, two-day event by the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), which represents sports teams and venues offering premium seating, and the European Arenas Association (EAA), an association representing 31 indoor arenas in 20 European countries.


AVIXA previously announced a partnership with the ALSD in North America to raise awareness of the fan-engagement benefits created by integrated audiovisual experiences in stadium and arena design.


AVIXA Chief Executive Officer David Labuskes, CTS®, CAE, RCDD, said:

The goals of ALSD International dovetail nicely with our goal to raise awareness of the impact of audiovisual experiences in a range of customer segments. We don’t claim to be the first to tell the sports venue community that AV is a growing trend in their spaces. But we do want to share how professionally planned and executed AV systems—including new technology coming to market—can create the experiences that draw and engage fans, create customer loyalty, boost sales, or whatever outcome an organization seeks to achieve.


ALSD International in London will examine premium seating and how to increase revenue through new builds, renovations, service expansions and innovative food and beverage offerings.


Conference content will focus on extending the fan experience and offering more opportunities both inside and outside the venue walls.


Registrants will be admitted entry to two evening networking receptions, as well as a number of very special behind-the-scenes venue tours of some of the capital’s leading sports venues, with transport included, in addition to a gift bag, breakfast and lunch at the official event hotel.


The event will be held October 11 and 12, 2018, at the Amba Marble Arch Hotel in Central London.


For more information or to register your place at this must-attend event, go to: www.alsdinternational.com.


As part of its larger partnership with the ALSD, AVIXA will host panel sessions and roundtable discussions at the 2018 ALSD Sports Venue Design & Build Forum, taking place June 25-26 in Atlanta, USA, as well as at InfoComm 2018, being held June 2-8 in Las Vegas, USA. These events will bring together representatives from teams, venues, architecture and design firms and AV integrators.



AVIXA is also sponsor of ALSD’s Spotlight Awards, which recognises leaders in stadium and arena design, including for their innovative use of audiovisual solutions in sport venues.


More information is available at www.alsd.com/content/2018-alsd-conference-and-tradeshow.



AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry.


Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 5,400 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries.


AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership.


Additional information is available at avixa.org


About The ALSD

The Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) was established in 1990 to provide a single platform for its member teams and venues with accurate and timely information from across all layers of the premium seat industry.


Now in its 5th year, ALSD’s Sports Venue Design & Build Forum, held in conjunction with ALSD’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow, takes an immersive look at the US$30bn venue development boom, and the new generation of technologies and amenities enhancing the fan experience.


ALSD’s 2018 Conference and Tradeshow will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, GA, USA, June 24-27. The Sports Venue Design & Build Forum runs June 25-26. The conference will also include tours and receptions of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, SunTrust Park and Fox Theatre.



ALSD International will be held October 11-12, 2018, at the Amba Marble Arch Hotel, Central London.



For more information go to: www.alsd.com  www.alsdinternational.com


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