Eclipse Strengthens Global Connections at AV Alliance AGM to Enhance Sustainability and Client Services
Jamie Castle, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Robin Purslow, Managing Director of Eclipse, recently attended the AV Alliance Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Bangkok. The event, taking place from April 12-15, provided a platform for industry leaders to discuss strategies, share insights, and forge strong connections to improve sustainability and deliver exceptional value to clients worldwide.
Castle and Purslow both shared their thoughts on the significance of the event:
Jamie Castle: “The AV Alliance AGM was an invaluable opportunity for us to connect with our global partners and learn from one another. It’s essential for us to stay updated on the latest advancements in sustainability and technology to continue providing top-notch services for our clients. This event allowed us to do just that.”
Robin Purslow reflected on the value Eclipse has gained from being a part of the AV Alliance since 2019: “Joining the AV Alliance has been a game-changer for us. Over the past few years, the connections and support we’ve received from fellow members have significantly contributed to our growth and success. The knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and access to cutting-edge technology have allowed us to enhance our services and make a positive impact on our clients’ events.”
The AGM kicked off on April 12 with a welcome drinks reception at The Sukhothai Bangkok, followed by a seated dinner at the hotel’s Colonnade Restaurant. Attendees enjoyed the chance to network and discuss industry trends in a relaxed atmosphere, setting the stage for the days ahead.
The following day saw a series of presentations, networking opportunities, and sponsor showcases, all aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation within the industry. The AV Alliance team delivered a welcome address, followed by an introductory presentation by local member and host Creative Rock. The morning session continued with a look back at the previous year’s activities and an overview of current and upcoming projects, during which the long-term strategy of the AV Alliance was presented.
A key focus of the event was sustainability, with Eclipse and other AV Alliance members and Sponsors sharing their recent activities, initiatives, and best practices to minimize the environmental impact of production events. The discussions centred on creating lasting connections and partnerships to drive sustainable growth and offer enhanced value for global clients. Furthermore, the sponsor presentations allowed attendees to learn about new technologies and services that could contribute to more sustainable and efficient event production.
In addition to the meeting, Castle attended two site visits in the city, preparing for upcoming events and further establishing relationships with international partners in the production industry. These site visits highlight Eclipse’s commitment to ensuring seamless event execution, no matter the location. By evaluating venues and local resources first hand, Eclipse can better plan and execute events that minimize environmental impact and adhere to the company’s sustainability goals.
The conference also featured breakout sessions, in which members and sponsors participated in workshops on different topics of interest. These sessions allowed for in-depth conversations and knowledge-sharing, equipping attendees with new ideas and strategies to implement in their own businesses.
The AV Alliance AGM concluded with a social day exploring Bangkok, offering attendees a chance to unwind and further strengthen the bonds formed during the conference. The guided tour provided a unique opportunity to experience the city’s rich culture and history, fostering a sense of camaraderie among participants. The closing lunch was held at Methavalai Sorndaeng, a Michelin-starred Thai restaurant, symbolizing the commitment to excellence shared by all AV Alliance members.
Eclipse’s participation in the AV Alliance AGM demonstrates the company’s dedication to fostering strong global connections and implementing sustainable practices. By forging relationships with industry leaders worldwide, Eclipse is poised to offer exceptional value to its clients while minimizing its environmental footprint. This commitment to sustainability and global collaboration sets Eclipse apart as a leader in the event production industry, reinforcing the company’s reputation for delivering world-class service and ensuring client satisfaction.
In conclusion, the AV Alliance AGM provided valuable networking opportunities, knowledge-sharing, and inspiration for industry professionals. By participating in this event, Eclipse reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability, global collaboration, and exceptional service for its clients. These connections and insights will undoubtedly benefit Eclipse’s clients and contribute to the continued success and growth of the company