Record revenue yields after the return of events prompt AV1 expansion

Keith Wootton, Managing Director at AV1

To meet the demand for events in Australia, AV1 is expanding. After a record revenue in May (the highest in 17 years), AV1 is exploring larger premises, welcoming four new staff members, a new hotel partner, and has renewed the vision for its content department.

Kai Raisbeck, will lead AV1’s creative content department as Content Producer. Federico Pancotto, an experienced Technical Director will bolster the technical output of the dynamic team, while two additions to the Operations Department will strengthen the support team.

Why is there need for expansion at AV1?

Keith Wootton, Managing Director, AV1 says the team is revelling in the renewed confidence across the events sector and is enjoying being on the road again. The company will continue to strengthen its offering for both live and hybrid events, with several more positions to fill.

“We’ve aided clients over the past two years with online and studio products, and now we’re welcoming clients and staff ‘back to live’. It feels good to be moving forward, once again.”

“Our recent appointment as the preferred audio-visual partner of ACE Hotel, is a key example of our focus on the future. By strengthening our team, services and partnerships, we will continue the momentum that AV1 has become known for. Our team is producing more than 120 events in May across all major Australian cities, of which over 90% are in-person. Delegates are loving being back together in event spaces and so are we,” said Wootton.

What do the clients think of AV1?

AV1 will design, oversee and execute the production and on-site content for the AREC Conference, 29-30 May, on the Gold Coast. Nichola Byrne, Events General Manager, McGrath Estate Agents / TRET says while their in-person event attracts thousands, having the ability to dial-in mega profile speakers like Matthew McConaughey makes dreams come true.

“Our attendees expect fantastic content, networking opportunities and a flawless program set to inspire the Australian Real Estate industry. The ability to have hybrid elements and dial-in speakers makes our conference much more accessible. We are passionate about our event and how we can keep it fresh. That’s why we love the team at AV1, they always come to the party with ideas, professionalism and a positive, unconventional approach,” said Byrne.

AV1 kicks off their campaign, ‘Love Events, Love AV1’ with a new brand video, social media campaign, which hopes to reignite passion, inspire creativity and build on the love of the Aussie events industry. “This is what AV1 is all about, it’s what we love doing,” said Wootton.