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OPERA HOUSE BEGINS JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE RENEWAL

OPERA HOUSE BEGINS JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE RENEWAL

The Joan Sutherland Theatre (JST) will be closed for seven months as the Sydney Opera House prepares to start work on its first major Renewal project replacing the JST’s theatre machinery that has reached the end of its operational life. The $45m JST machinery upgrade has been self-funded by the Opera House to ensure the
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May 11, 2017 News

DAVID CLARINGBOLD TAKES POSITION AT d&b

DAVID CLARINGBOLD TAKES POSITION AT d&b

d&b audiotechnik has hired David Claringbold as its new chief marketing officer. The former director of the Sydney Opera House has served as part of the d&b advisory board since last year. The new role sees Claringbold relocate to Germany to work out of d&b HQ. The position entails leading marketing communications, public relations, brand
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March 31, 2017 News

AV DYNAMICS WINS SOFITEL CONTRACT

AV DYNAMICS WINS SOFITEL CONTRACT

Audio Visual Dynamics has won the contract to become the exclusive preferred AV provider for the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour hotel. The soon-to-be-completed five star hotel is located next to the new International Convention Centre and will undoubtedly rank among the go-to conference hotels in Sydney. The new Sofitel is part of the broader $3.5b
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March 14, 2017 Industry

HILLS APPOINTS DAMIEN GLEESON

HILLS APPOINTS DAMIEN GLEESON

Hills is pleased to welcome Damien Gleeson to the fold as National Business Development Manager, based at the company’s Lidcombe offices in NSW. Damien brings 20 years’ experience in the industry, having worked for major national integrators as well as establishing his own integration business, EnVision, in Sydney. Most recently, Damien was the ANZ lead
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February 3, 2017 Industry, News

EXTREME HOSPITALITY

EXTREME HOSPITALITY

Merivale’s Technical Manager, Glenn Rayner, explains how he keeps 20+ Sydney venues singing. Text:/ Christopher Holder Merivale is a large, fast-growing hospitality business with a clutch of high-profile pubs, bars and restaurants, mostly in and around Sydney’s CBD. The business is run by Justin Hemmes, scion of a storied family business that has its roots
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December 14, 2016 Projects

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY DESIGNING 5G IIOT NETWORK

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY DESIGNING 5G IIOT NETWORK

Telecommunication specialists at the University of Sydney are designing a 5G cellular network that supports the trillions of interconnected devices predicted to be in use in the coming few years. The 5G network will be dedicated to supporting the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT). Professor Branka Vucetic, Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Excellence, School
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November 18, 2016 News

THE STAR HIRES STEVE CHEZZI, TECHNICAL MANAGER

THE STAR HIRES STEVE CHEZZI, TECHNICAL MANAGER

Sydney’s The Star Event Centre has welcomed seasoned industry expert, Steve Chezzi, as Technical Manager to lead its team of over 50 audiovisual event professionals. With over 16 years of technical event management and broadcast experience, Chezzi brings knowledge working for a diverse range of clients in multi-disciplinary production and event environments. Having previously held
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October 7, 2016 News

AVIAs 2016 AWARDS CEREMONY DETAILS

AVIAs 2016 AWARDS CEREMONY DETAILS

The AVIAs will be awarded at the conclusion of Day 1 of the Integrate show — Tuesday 23rd of August. The awards ceremony kicks off immediately after the conclusion of the InfoComm International Industry Reception at the Integrate Bar — where drinks and canapes will be served. If you’re part of the professional AV industry
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August 15, 2016 Industry, News

RENEWAL DESIGNS UNVEILED FOR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

RENEWAL DESIGNS UNVEILED FOR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

The Sydney Opera House is getting the largest program of upgrades it’s had since it opened in 1973. NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, unveiled working designs for the upgrades recently, which includes optimisations in acoustics and improving the accessibility, efficiency and flexibility of the venue’s largest performance space. It’s no
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August 12, 2016 News

MIDWICH AT INTEGRATE 2016

MIDWICH AT INTEGRATE 2016

This year at Integrate, you’ll find the Midwich Australia stand located at D014, just inside the entry door at the Sydney Showgrounds in Sydney’s Olympic Park. Don’t miss out on seeing all Midwich has to show you at the expo. It’s exciting times for the respected AV distributor. Midwich Australia has its strongest offering of
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August 3, 2016 News