Leading AV and integrated systems tradeshow, Integrate 2014 opened on 26 August with a rich package of keynote presentations, quality education programs and over 125 exhibitors launching 134 new products.

The three-day show at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park has been organised in association with Infocomm International and CEDIA.

Integrate 2014’s inaugural seminar series, Future Trend Talks saw esteemed representatives from AVAYA, Pexip, Acano, Creston and Dimension Data debate the power of convergence between Unified Communication (UC) and AV technology, and the new opportunities for learning, doing business, health services and corporate management.

Jeremy Horey and Graeme Craft, Dimension Data; Michael Chetner, Acano; Steve Neville, Pexip; Robert Dolphin, AVAYA; and Bignesh Dayal, Crestron came together for a panel discussion to debate the latest thinking in UC with all participants agreeing that organisations could no longer consider video, telephony, IM or collaboration products in silos.

In the Future Trend Talk titled ‘Smarter Working – Changing the Face of Collaboration Tools and Office Designs’, Gordon Anderson, Crestron; Brian Walshe, Dimension Data; and Robert Dolphin, AVAYA discussed how smarter working was reshaping the way work was being done, and how corporations were reaping the rewards of remote workers.

Lauren Ebbeck, Group Exhibition Director, Diversified Communications Australia said the quality of the education streams, where the world’s best in their field have been brought together, and the breadth of exhibitors have been a major draw card.

Integrate 2014 is being held on 26-28 August 2014 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.