Great things happen when the AV industry gets together. The buzz at ISE and InfoComm 2022 was undeniable. We welcomed a new generation of audio, learnt how XR is shaping our future and observed showstopping visuals like never before.
While we love discovering new technology and learning about future trends, for us, the heart and soul of any event is our exhibitors, partners and customers. We believe that live events are catalysts for building human connections and business partnerships. This is why we have our dedicated Midwich Events Team who are passionate about creating unforgettable experiences that fuel collaboration.
“There is still nothing quite like a face-to-face event, networking with acquaintances both old and new, discussing the latest market developments. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we’ve really missed collaborating with each other over the last few years, which makes us more excited than ever to be back doing what we love!” – Rachel Curson, Events and Experience Manager at Midwich.
With the live event industry back on track, Midwich can offer you unrivalled opportunities. According to AV magazine research, 35% of respondents believe local or niche events are more valuable. The likes of ISE are phenomenal, and Midwich events such as Tech Xpo complement them without requiring international travel.
So far in 2022, we have executed a host of successful events: Own the Pixel, New Tech Open House, Tech North and Unified to name a few.
In March 2022, we hosted Own the Pixel at our experience centre, Innovation House. The validated systems event wanted to explore how to create impactful and fully validated display solutions from the source to display.
Stuart Holmes, director of PSCo opened the event to discuss the market evolution of LED and how PSCo has stepped up to fit the demand. We also had two guest speakers: Rob Fowler from Brompton Technology discussing virtual production and Evan Grant from Seeper & TED Talk discussing immersive experiences using display technology.
You guessed it – it was a day discovering new tech! ISE 2022 was postponed but the world didn’t stand still. We bought Barcelona to Bracknell because we wanted to give our vendors the opportunity to launch new products and for our customers to see them ahead of ISE.
Hosted at Innovation House, our goal has always been to provide a space for the AV community to connect. The New Tech Open House event was a chance to introduce new vendor partnerships, announce new stock and network with customers, vendors, consultants and product specialists.
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Our flagship Northern event took place in July 2022. We had over 30 exhibiting vendors at Tech North, including the new brands we partnered with during the pandemic, as well as our newest Midwich Group acquisitions, Nimans and DVS. Jenny Hicks, our Head of Technology gave us an insightful Tech Talk on all things future trends. We also live streamed one of our famous episodes of Midwich Live with the help of Holdan.
For those who couldn’t attend ISE or InfoComm this year, Tech North offered them the ideal opportunity to catch up with peers and observe the innovative technology we may have missed out on.
Our most recent event, Unified took place in July 2022 at Innovation House. On a day, dedicated to all things unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), we had two keynote speakers join us. Mo Khalifa from Microsoft Teams and Dion Smith from Zoom explored how the two platforms can work in harmony to elevate UC&C strategies. We also enjoyed a live demonstration of Microsoft Front Row on an impactful 21:9 LED screen.
We had a huge number of leading UC&C exhibitors including Neat, Jabra, Huddly, Biamp, Mersive, AVer and more! All of which have a complete portfolio of solutions to increase efficiency and maximise growth. Partnered with our expert team, Midwich are uniquely positioned to offer the best-in-class technology and support.
We’ve missed out on hosting Tech Xpo over the last two years, so we’re thrilled to bounce back into the AV world and invite you to our biggest event of the year! Taking place at Ascot Racecourse on the 5th & 6th of October, we have revitalised energy and tons of unique opportunities to offer you.
Perhaps you’ve only heard your account manager’s voice over the phone? This is the perfect opportunity to book a meeting, catch up and get to know each other face-to-face. Perhaps this is your first time attending a Midwich event? This is your chance to meet our UK&I Group including newcomers Nimans and DVS and discuss new business opportunities.
“Our biggest event of the year is back, and we couldn't be more excited. This is a fantastic opportunity for our customers to meet the UK&I Midwich Group including newcomers such as Nimans and DVS, network with over 50 world-leading exhibitors and explore the emerging technologies and revenue streams” – Steve Fay, Director of Midwich.
World-leading vendors such as Samsung, LG and Biamp, our headline sponsors, will be exhibiting. You can also expect at-event training courses, speaker sessions as well as new products and feature demonstrations from our diverse exhibitor portfolio.
We want our customers to make the most of their time out of the office which is why we offer in-event training and speaker sessions. With travel costs rising and having to take time away from your screen, it needs to be worthwhile. Tech Xpo promises to bring huge opportunities such as in-person networking, getting hands-on with new products, building customer relationships and meeting new partners. All of these elements were ranked highly by AV magazine research.
We want to build an AV community and we want you to be a part of it! We hope to see you at Tech Xpo 2022. In the meantime, use the hashtag #TechXpo22 to keep up to date with the latest news and announcements.