21-23 Aug 2024
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AVIXA survey sheds light on impact of COVID-19

The Impact Survey is a weekly assessment of pro-AV industry trends, attitudes and perceptions in light of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.

The professional audiovisual industry has woken to a new reality. As rapidly as the novel coronavirus has spread across the globe, AV solution providers (integrators, designers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, live events companies) and their customers (end users) have begun to feel the effects, according to a new, weekly survey from AVIXA Market Intelligence.

Initial insights from the survey

In a survey of AVIXA AV Intelligence Panel members, fielded March 17-19, 87 percent of AV providers and 83 percent of AV end users said their companies have felt a negative impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly one-third of each characterized it as a “large negative impact.”

That said, indications are the industry hasn’t ground to a halt. While the vast majority of respondents reported that their companies have adjusted by reducing travel, postponing/cancelling events, reducing/eliminating in-person meetings, and boosting telework, virtually none reported closing down operations as of publishing.

Hear from Sean Wargo, Senior Director of AVIXA Market Intelligence, and read the full report on the Week 1 survey here.

The next survey results will be released on Friday, March 27th. If you would like to participate in the AVIXA COVID-19 Impact Survey or other AV Intelligence Panel studies, you can join the free AVIXA Insight Community here.

Free access to online AVIXA training

AVIXA is also offering free online training to all AV professionals, regardless of membership level. They will be waiving online access fees and Elite seat limitations through til June 12.

This gives you and your team the opportunity to learn new topics, work toward CTS certification, or earn CTS-RUs if already CTS certified, even if you are home.

Not an AVIXA member? No problem, simply sign up as a free Basic member.

AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, and an official partner of Integrate, to find out more about AVIXA, click here to visit their website.
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