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AVIXA at ISE 2024, agenda with a Latin American touch

During ISE 2024, AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association) present an engaging agenda of activities, training sessions, and spaces to facilitate networking and the exchange of ideas. A significant part of this schedule is focused on Ibero-American professionals in the audiovisual industry who participated in the fair.

 

In addition to the participation of Spanish industry members, a large number of Latin American visitors were expected. Therefore, AVIXA Iberia and AVIXA Latin America teams were present at ISE 2024 to act as hosts for the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audience attending the fair.

 

For all of them, the AVIXA Members Lounge, located at booth 4G150, within hall 4, was the ideal space to meet with colleagues, make new contacts, take a break to recharge, or discuss the benefits of AVIXA membership and its role in driving development within the audiovisual world.

 

Tech Talks in Spanish

A great alternative for updating knowledge is the Tech Talks, with open access and programming in Spanish and English. These sessions were presented on the main stage of ISE, in hall 4, focusing on technological innovations and business advancements.

The Spanish Tech Talks began with the presentation Impact of Generative AI in the Workplace, where Antonio Cruz Cruz Conde, Modern Work GTM at Microsoft Spain, helped uncover the impact of generative AI in the work environment with Copilot for Microsoft 365 and how this technology transforms the experience in Microsoft 365, enhancing efficiency and creativity at work.

On the second day of the Spanish Tech Talks, the innovative venue, The Sphere in Las Vegas, was the topic of the talk The Sphere: Insights into its Audio Technology, presented by Pedro Basilio, Senior Application Engineer at Holoplot.

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The third day featured an unmissable roundtable on sustainability, where the Mexican Juan Carlos Medina, CTS and CEO of Viewhaus; and the Colombians Juan Carlos Gutiérrez, CTS, Director of AV Integration; and Carolina Sosa, Marketing and Finance, of AV Integration; conversed with Joe Perez, founder of SAVe - Sustainability in AV, in the session Connecting Technology and Sustainability: The Path to a More Sustainable Industry.

Business management was also a topic on the last day, with specialist Verónica Ferrer Moregó, Director of Strategy and Partner at the consulting firm Pitaya, sharing the stage with Martin Saúl, Chairman of the Leadership Selection Committee of the AVIXA Board of Directors and CEO of ICAP Global, to discuss the current state of personnel management in the AV industry.

In the Tech Talks in English program, the session on Digital Humans stood out. It explored technological innovations for avatar creation and hyper-realistic representation, as well as future trends, implications for digital identity management and associated new business models. This session was led by three experts from the Barcelona creative industry: Nico Roig, CG Artist at Metropolitana; Cai Felip, CEO of UNION AVATARS; and Daniel Olaizola, Technical Artist at HYPERREAL®.

 

AVIXA Xchange LIVE

Located at booth 4G300, hall 4, AVIXA Xchange LIVE was a versatile stage with talks, roundtable discussions, forums, and meetings covering disruptive technology, the environment, social governance in the audiovisual industry, and professional development.

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The inaugural session, Digital Creativity: State-of-the-art, was presented by Pep Salazar, director of OFFF Barcelona, the innovative festival of creativity, art, and digital design. Salazar spoke about the Digital Impact exhibition, defined as "a gateway to a revolutionary world, a bridge from Barcelona to the immersive, colorful, shape-filled, and limitless imagination".

In this same space, AVIXA TV shows were produced, broadcasted live through its online platform. AVIXA TV programming included conversations with Argentine artist Sofía Crespo, explaining her videomapping project at the historic Casa Batlló; and with Jeroen van der Most, discussing AI and his artwork exhibited at the main entrance of the fairground.

 

European & Latin America AV Summit

ISE 2024 also provided the opportunity to create bridges between Europe and Latin America to promote collaboration and trade between both regions.

With the idea of leveraging audiovisual technology as a bridge, the European & Latin America AV Summit brought together government representatives and business leaders from both regions to foster understanding and strengthen connections among individuals, organizations, companies, and countries.

AVIXA ISE 1 HIThe conference program explored transnational initiatives such as the EU-LAC Global Gateway investment agenda. New business opportunities were identified, and best practices were shared in areas such as regulation and content creation in the audiovisual and digital industries. Additionally, the program covered current topics like AI, talent development, and sustainability.

Speakers from European and Latin American governments and trade organizations participated, along with prominent representatives from the audiovisual community.

 

CTS preparation and exam

Those who traveled to Barcelona for ISE 2024 had the opportunity to obtain the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification from AVIXA. The CTS Workshop was held on Sunday, January 28, and Monday, January 29, near Fira Barcelona, with instructor Jim Harwood, CTS-I, CTS-D. After completing the workshop and with fresh knowledge, the CTS exam could be taken on the afternoon of January 29, allowing attendance at ISE 2024 as a newly Certified Technology Specialist.

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