During our virtual Annual General Meeting on April 6, 2021, the members of the AV Alliance have elected our new Board, the primary decision-making body of the association.
For the second, and hopefully the last time, our Annual General Meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, April 6. The broadcasting platform ConnEXion.TV was provided to us by its developers, Les Productions Expert’Ease, our Canadian member company representing Montréal and Quebec. The AV Alliance management and marketing team – headed up by Chairman Péter Müller and General Manager Artúr Kovács – took part in the meeting from Budapest, utilizing the virtual studio of our Hungarian AV Alliance member Special Effects International.
Members of the AV Alliance Board are usually elected for two years, however due to the unforeseen circumstances brought on by the global pandemic, the Board Elections were postponed and the serving Board members – Simon Ackermann (Habegger AG), Les Goldberg (LMG), Peter Worth (Audio Visual Dynamics) and Daniel Pycock (Visionarea) remained in office until this year’s Annual General Meeting. Our Chairman, Péter Müller (Special Effects International) will hold his position until 2022.
Elected anonymously by our members from a number of exceptional candidates, the new Board now consist of:
- Péter Müller | Chairman of the AV Alliance, Director of Possibilities at Special Effects International – Budapest, Hungary
- Simon Ackermann | Founder of the AV Alliance, President at Habegger AG – Zurich, Switzerland
- Martin Blanchard | Owner and President at Les Productions Expert’Ease – Montréal & Quebec, Canada
- Matt Emerson | Owner and President at CEAVCO – Denver, CO, USA
- Alexander Ostermaier | Partner and Managing Director at Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik – Stuttgart, Germany
We would like to extend our gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to our resigning Board members, Les Goldberg, Peter Worth, and Daniel Pycock for their dedication to and constant support of the AV Alliance during the past three years, but especially since 2020. Their leadership was key in ensuring that the AV Alliance remained a strong and steady global presence in the audio visual sector, and even managed to gain new members during a time that has been most challenging for the entire event industry.
We wish our new Board great success and – hopefully – many in-person meetings with all of us for the next two years!