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Three technicians sitting operating the AV equipment in the Constellation room AV booth

Behind the scenes with our AV team

Thursday, January 18, 2018

You may not see them on an event day but our AV team works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch. Our guest blogger and AV technician, Alex Gomes, explains his role and the importance of top notch AV at events.

Getting Ready

Preparing for a big event is always busy and exciting. The team makes sure that our presentation deck is ready and that speakers, conference producers and event organisers are all on the same page. We have a booth at the back of the Constellation room from where we control everything and clients know we’ll be there if they need us.


We are an experienced team and there’s not much that event organisers can throw our way that we can’t handle. The AV side of events seems to worry event organisers and speakers so we’re more than happy to take the reigns and give them peace of mind that everything will run smoothly.

We love a challenge

Most events consist of keynote presentations in our largest event space followed by breakout sessions in our other conference rooms. However, some events present more of a challenge to us and require specialist AV support. We frequently facilitate live-feeds into an event using our on-site streaming equipment and we have also Skyped with event speakers. We love a challenge and recently had to get to grips with a new video-conferencing package with just minutes to spare but we managed to pull it off!


Social media at events is huge and we are well equipped to support our clients’ need for social interaction during an event. We have an 80” branding screen next to the main projection screen that we frequently use to display Twitter walls and our plasma screens throughout the conference venue are also used for social media.

Looking ahead

We had a really great year in 2017. A key highlight was meeting British astronaut, Tim Peake and hearing about his experiences in space. It’ll be hard to top that in 2018 but we’ve got a number of exciting events coming our way and we always enjoy seeing our regular clients and watching their events grow and evolve. As a team of techies we are looking forward to more hackathons as we love learning about new technology and watching it come to life.


For more information about holding an event with us, download our event organisers’ manual.


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