For Barco, the APAC Partner Meeting is an excellent opportunity to come together with our partners from the Asia-Pacific region to discuss different issues, innovations and evolutions in the Event/ProAV world. It’s also the perfect occasion for sharing visions, delving into technical updates, discussing best practices and of course, networking with other professionals. This year, the meeting held in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, attracted more than 60 partners.
The event kicked off on March 20 with a welcome dinner hosted by Barco Senior VP for APAC, Olivier Croly. As well as enjoying fine food and networking, our partners were treated to an innovative and transfixing dance performance in which five dancers moved in, out and around images brought to life by our UDX projectors.
Other highlights from the weekend included a speech from Stijn Henderickx, VP ProAV, Events & Simulation, and Peter Pauwels, Director Strategic Marketing. They brought their areas of expertise together in a riveting topic: ‘Transforming content into insights and emotions.’ Thomas Megna, President of Theme Entertainment Association APAC, also ventured on stage to give the keynote speech. Audiences were treated to his insights into theme park and museum applications in Asia.
New Barco technology was also put on display. UDX and F-Series projectors, X-Series LED displays, image processing technology and the UniSee video wall captured the imagination, all coordinated quickly and easily with the technological convenience of ClickShare.
Partners were also given the opportunity to deliver their views and feedback. Barco listened to their insights on trends and challenges they are facing, while discussing what and how Barco can help them achieve bright outcomes.
Last but not least, Olivier Croly encouraged everyone to raise their glasses to the global success of the UDX projectors. However, this was not to be the last achievement to be celebrated at the APAC Partner Meeting. Guests were invited to put their hands together to the unexpected but welcome news that Barco’s partner, Mr. Hae Young Chung, President of Good Media, from Korea had placed an order for two XDL projectors. The first order of its kind in Asia, there are hopefully many more to come.