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AVIXA Partners with DSF as Exponation/DSE Goes Under

(Avixa logoPictured above, L-R: AVIXA’s David Labuskes & DSF’s Brian Gorg)

Fairfax, Va.-based AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has partnered with the Digital Signage Federation, a not-for-profit organization that supports digital signage professionals through education, certification, networking and additional advocacy, to bring digital signage education content to AVIXA’s tradeshows and events.

The collaboration between AVIXA and the DSF will help bridge the gap created for the digital signage community by the unfortunate news about the dissolution of Exponation, which produced the Digital Signage Expo (DSE). AVIXA and the DSF’s newly formed partnership demonstrates both organizations’ commitments to supporting digital signage professionals and the larger channel serving them.

AVIXA Offers DSE 2020 Exhibitors Credit

AVIXA will be extending the options for DSE 2020 exhibitors to use a maximum of 25 percent of their lost deposits toward an AVIXA event with up to 100 percent credited across the portfolio of events through the end of 2021. Further, individuals who made advance payments for DSE tradeshow registration and conferences may apply those deposit dollars as credits toward the InfoComm 2021 education program.

“AVIXA is dedicated to supporting the pro AV industry—especially during hardships,” says David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, CEO of AVIXA. “Although we clearly cannot reimburse these lost out-of-pocket monies for DSE exhibitors and registrants, we can certainly offer our platform’s value at a discount to help the industry on its road to recovery.”

Digital signage is one of the fastest-growing AV solutions. It is expected to grow from $31 billion in 2020 to $42.7 billion in 2025, a compound annual growth rate of 7.5 percent, according to AVIXA’s 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). This is driven by the increasing demand for on-premise and out-of-home communications, especially to support new security and health protocols.

“Partnering with the Digital Signage Federation will enrich AVIXA’s educational programs immensely,” says Labuskes. “The organization provides a wealth of knowledge in this thriving pro AV solution. We’re looking forward to collaborating with the DSF to bring extraordinarily beneficial insight to AV professionals at AVIXA events.”

Brian Gorg, executive director of the DSF, concurs and adds, “AVIXA’s events are an ideal setting for the DSF to bring its educational program—their audiences are full of AV professionals eager to learn about emerging technologies and solutions. We have been at the forefront of bringing digital signage expertise across many different platforms for the last decade, and we can’t wait to explore this exciting world with the AVIXA audience.”

AVIXA® is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm tradeshows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 11,400 enterprise and individual 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 is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership. For more info, visit avixa.org.

The DSF’s mission is to support and promote the common business interests of the world-wide digital signage, interactive technologies and the digital out-of-home network industries. The DSF is a not-for-profit independent voice of the digital signage industry reflecting the diversity of its membership. It promotes professional recognition through certifications, continuing education, conferences, publications, and presentations offered by the DSF and affiliate groups. The DSF provides leadership and networking opportunities focused on building a strong foundation for the advancement of the digital signage industry. For more info, visit digitalsignagefederation.org.

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