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Audio Visual: The New Frontier (Virtual Event)

September 22, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join MPI Upstate NY and ESSAE for a Virtual Panel Discussion

Our members, stakeholders and partners share common goals and issues.  Once more, ESSAE & MPI UNY are collaborating to offer responsive educational opportunities pertinent to our evolving landscape. A key requirement we both recognize is the effective budgeting for and execution of group events. A frequent theme is the importance of audio/visual (AV) expertise.


As with so many other event components, planners have encountered a different look and feel of audio-visual post-pandemic.
  • Companies melding - PSAV and Encore, CMI and ON Services
  • The downsizing of independent providers
  • The exodus of some of the most talented personnel in the industry
Hear what this panel of industry experts has to share about the effects of the labor shortage, equipment upgrades and trucking and fuel costs.
  • What exactly does this mean for budgets
  • What can planners do to manage expenses without compromising production?How do planners educate their internal & external leadership?
Facilitator: Heidi Longton, CMP Fellow, CMM, DES | Director of Convention & Events | New York State School Boards Association

  • Justin Cheshire, VEMM | Partner & Director of Marketing & Business Development | Cheshire Audio Visual
  • DJ McKeon | Regional Director | CMI AV
  • Johanna Walsh | Vice President of Event Production | Encore
Friday, September 22, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
CEU Credits Pending: 1 Clock Hour

Members/Non-Members $25.00

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