APRS and DV247 fly a fresh flag at the AES

The 130th AES Convention, held for the second time at the Novotel in Hammersmith, London, proved a useful, if boutique, affair over a sunny May weekend in the UK. The expansive workshop programme was artfully presented attracting the usual plethora of students and enthusiasts. Papers, workshops and seminars ran in a number of streams over the four day Convention period including a series of Platinum Seminar events provided by the APRS and DV247 (the on-line community of Digital Village).
APRS Chairman Malcolm Atkin with the panel for the first of the ARPS/DV247  'Talkback Pro'  Platinum Events.

The panelists were (L - R) -  Acoustics experts John Goldstraw, Dennis Weinreich, Jochen Veith and John Flynn
The APRS/DV247 collaboration was supported by information and hospitality booths in the exhibition area of the Convention, which, while clearly in a smaller space than last year, provided a chance for networking and technology demonstrations. Robert Sandall, Head of Editorial at DV247, was impressed by the opportunities the event offered DV and its customers and is looking forward to future collaborations where DV and the APRS can create a platform for direct inter-action between industry professionals and aspiring audio practitioners
Trisha Wegg, Mandy Parnell and Debbie Pearce cheer up the APRS Booth
"We hope to build on this first event - maybe by presenting similar activities independent of existing trade shows. We will also be working with the APRS to help UK manufacturers who wish to launch themselves and their new products in the US market to attend the next US AES Convention in News York in October.
Melvyn Toms mans the JAMES corner of the APRS Booth
APRS Executive Director, Peter Filleul, explained his belief that DV is a perfect partner to connect with UK's audio innovators. "Our work with UK Trade and Investment, part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, is designed to offer help to new UK exporters by providing advice and financial support for overseas trips of which the New York AES is the next example. We have ten £1800 grants which might help persuade some of DV's manufacturing clients to look seriously into putting a toe in the water of the US market.

"Watch this space for more information about events and initiatives the APRS will be presenting as preludes to the 131st AES Convention 21-23 October 2011.

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