In the 20 months since the start of the pandemic, the Pro AV industry has learned the art of pivoting, being flexible, and supporting each other. Despite declining revenues in 2020, the Pro AV industry is expected to pick up, according to AVIXA’s market intelligence team.
Even when the pandemic forced everything to shut down, the integrators didn’t stop – you helped turn classrooms into distance learning centers overnight or carefully walked to the job site to install this LED wall. Even though the teams were separated, working from home, amazing designs were still being drafted and installations were taking place. Each project got bigger, better, and in some cases, brighter.
We asked the AV Pro pros what they are grateful for this year, and as Mikey Shaffer, Regional Sales Manager for Listening to Technologies put it on, “I’m grateful for the light at the end of the tunnel and especially the return of the handshakes, hugs and high-fives.”
On a personal note, I am grateful to have landed this position at Commercial integrator in May of this year, and I got to know some of you #AVtweeps during InfoComm in October – and don’t mention, readers like you!
Be sure to take a moment when you are sitting around the table on this holiday to think about what is most important to you, whether it is personally, professionally or otherwise.
In the wise words of my predecessor Adam Forziati, what goes better with turkey than a humble pie?
Click View Slideshow on the right to see what the professional audiovisual industry is grateful for this year.