Events industry staging and AV specialists AV 24/7 has taken a leap into the future with the formation of a new group of companies to service the changing needs of the events industry.
Following the early impact of COVID-19, co-owners of AV 24/7, Libbie Ray and Juston Prisuda, pivoted to offer virtual event solutions.
Today, they have gone to the next level, creating four separate brands under the Connected Event Group and launched a new look, new websites, new services and moved into new premises in Chippendale in Sydney.
Co-owner and general manager, Libbie Ray, said as business owners she and Juston Prisuda
used the unprecedented “disruption” of COVID-19 as a reason to evolve and to create something new and exciting – something right for a world that has been turned on its head.
“As soon as the events industry was shut down in March, we challenged ourselves to think differently about what our clients needed most and in their times of greatest need,” she said.
“We did not stop and wait for the world to go back to normal. With our talented team we evolved, we innovated, we embraced disruption and turned it into an opportunity.”
The new Connected Event Group comprises:
- AV 24/7 – for traditional AV services and staging strategy and delivery
- Digital Events – for hybrid and virtual services and customised strategy and content
- Connected Studios – three purpose-built studios in Sydney and Melbourne for recording and online broadcast, pop-up and remote location studios
- Virtual Event Box – on location delivery of branded boxes and experiences
Juston Prisuda, who is responsible for all production and delivery, said covid had helped to accelerate innovation and show that virtual and hybrid events could deliver outcomes that exceeded expectations, helping clients to grow and extend their reach.
“The new reality is that event organisers are now more open to change and I’m pleased we have been able to step-up and invest in driving innovation in event design and delivery,” he said.
“Since March 2020 we have delivered 150 events and we are very confident that our products and services are fit-for-purpose,” Ms Ray adds.
“Our new look is fresh and makes a big statement that at the core of what we do is to connect people.”