AV1 sharpens hybrid focus in new Sydney facility

AN AUDIOVISUAL production company working with business event clients across Australia has made a million-dollar investment in equipment upgrades and a move into a new premises.

AV1’s new 1,287 sqm facility in Alexandria, Sydney, has a dedicated space for set up and rehearsal of live events, training capabilities, studios for content production and remote recordings, extra storage and areas for including loading vehicles.

Keith Wootton, AV1 managing director, said the move and upgrades would sharpen the company’s focus on the future of live and hybrid events while producing with dynamic content.

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The AU$1 million (about US$680,600) investment comes as the Australian business events industry continues to climb out of the pandemic slowdown while also facing a shortage in talent supply. AV1 has an 18-month training programme to level-up existing staff and attract new team members. Its new facility has a dedicated training space to allow rapid upskilling.

Barco vision switching systems, Sony cameras and advanced wireless communications systems, along with the replenishment of digital audio equipment and lighting.

“Our business is growing; our clients are investing in their live-event strategies, and we are poised to continue to deliver exceptional productions for them. We have always been and remain to be all about our customers. They are at the heart of everything we do,” Wootton said.

“2023 will be a landmark year for AV1. We have come a long way in our 18 years of operations and we’re not stopping now. A healthy business, hearty team and happy customers have been key to our success. We believe that as we continue to service our clients and this wonderful events industry, while providing an exceptional employee experience, we will continue to thrive.”

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