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Associations Focus: InfoComm Releases January Economic Snapshot Survey

Feb 11, 2009 4:22 PM

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Finds modest drop in the InfoComm Performance Index

InfoComm International has released its January Economic Snapshot Survey. The purpose of the report is to determine how those in the AV industry perceive their company’s performance and overall health. The survey employs a tool called the InfoComm Performance Index (IPI), which assesses company performance of the past six months and expected performance over the next six months. Performance is rated on a 1 to 10 scale, where 10 represents "record growth and profit" and 1 conveys "bankruptcy."

Our January survey shows a modest dip in the IPI over the past six months to 7.08. In September, survey respondents forecast this number to be at 7.10. Looking six months into the future, the 2009 respondents predict an IPI of 6.46. This would put the IPI into the high end of the "fair" range.

To download a copy of the free report, please visit

InfoComm 09

Register Today for InfoComm 09

It’s that time of year again, time to register for InfoComm 09! Visit for the latest information on exhibitors, sessions, and special events. The conference will be held June 13 to 19, and the exhibition will be held June 17 to 19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Designed for professionals in the audiovisual, information communications and systems integration industries, InfoComm 09 showcases the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution, and much more.

Attendees have the opportunity to explore tens of thousands of audiovisual products and services—everything from digital signage and content creation to projectors and lighting—all from the industry's leading manufacturers.

The show also offers more than 350 educational seminars, workshops, and labs taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on technology, trends, and best practices in the industry. With programming from InfoComm Academy, certification testing, manufacturers' training, and special-interest training programs, attendees can experience a wide range of topics with presentation levels that range from basic to advanced.

InfoComm 09 is supported by Platinum Sponsors Bosch, Christie, Crestron, and Extron; and Gold Sponsors Middle Atlantic Products, Polycom, and Tandberg.

InfoComm Academy RU

Introducing Regional Renewal Unit Events

Register today for InfoComm’s first regional Renewal Unit Event. InfoComm Academy@Baltimore will take place Friday, April 24, 2009. Attendees can earn up to six renewal units while catching up on the latest industry trends. Fast-paced sessions and in-demand topics offered by the best instructors in the industry, including:

LEED and Green AV — Tony Warner, CTS-D, LEED®AP, RTKL
Systems Commissioning — Mario Maltese, CTS-D, CTS-I, Audio Visual Resources
DTV and the Media Revolution — Pete Putman, CTS, ISF-C, ROAM Consulting LLC
Working with Architects — Paxson Laird, CTS-D, RTKL
Analog, Hybrid and Digital Designs — Paul Streffon, CTS-D, CTS-I, InfoComm Staff Instructor
Power and Grounding — Paul Streffon, CTS-D, CTS-I; Andre LeJeune, CTS, InfoComm Staff Instructor
Rental and Staging — Andre LeJeune, CTS
Digital Signage — Paul Streffon, CTS-D, CTS-I
AV Market and the Economy — Duffy Wilbert, CTS, InfoComm Sr. Vice President of Membership

Come to Baltimore for interesting, useful information. Learn on Friday and use your knowledge at work on Monday, all for $25. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to earn Renewal Units and seats are limited, so register today by visiting or by calling (800) 659-7469.

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