Anna Valley’s first Inspiration Showcase took place in July 2019, shortly after the company moved to their 42 000 square foot premises in West London, and focussed on interactive and immersive technology. Due to popular demand, this was quickly followed by another showcase in January 2020 which explored the use of mixed realities to create experiential events. After cancelling the 2021 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna Valley’s 2022 Inspiration Showcase will take attendees on an event odyssey, revealing the techniques and tools they need to navigate the new event landscape.
We’re excited to share the news that our Inspiration Showcase will be returning to its regular January slot in the event industry calendar in 2022. The event industry has experienced massive changes during the pandemic, and we believe this evolution will continue for some time as we look to apply lockdown learnings to live events going forwards. This year’s Inspiration Showcase celebrates the industry’s spirit of adventure and aims to provide the inspiration and knowledge event professionals will need for the year to come.
Nick Hart, commercial director at Anna Valley
The technology behind the event will be supplied and designed by Anna Valley with support from leading technology innovators and content designers including Banbury Walker and Target 3D amongst others. Attendees can expect to experience how event technology can be used to create alternate and extended realities for both in person and remote audiences, provide contactless engagement and personalise every attendee’s experience.
The decision to host the 2022 Inspiration Showcase at Tobacco Dock follows Anna Valley being appointed as the event venue’s preferred audio-visual partner in June 2021. Moving the showcase to the premier East London venue will elevate the overall experience for attendees, provide easy access for London-based visitors and will help event professionals envisage how the technology on show could be used for their own events.
When the Anna Valley team told us about their Inspiration Showcase, it seemed a natural fit for us to get involved. We’re one of London’s most inspirational venues for creative events, they’re a leading audio-visual solution provider, we have a strong relationship as Anna Valley is our in-house AV partner and we both work extensively with the leading event agencies – it just made sense for Anna Valley’s 2022 Inspiration Showcase to be hosted at Tobacco Dock. We can’t wait to show the event industry the creative potential of our combined resources.