New for 2020 is the introduction of the Pro AV Power 20. The only initiative of its kind in the marketplace, the Power 20 ranks the most influential business and technology leaders in the pro AV market. The rankings will be revealed in June with the prestigious Power 20 Most Influential Person of the Year award being presented to the number one ranked individual. 

In association with an advisory board of AV experts and nominations from the market, the content and market specialists from AV Technology Europe and Installation will identify and rank the 20 most influential professionals across the AV industry. The judging criteria recognises facets such as leadership, innovation, market influence, and commercial/business performance in determining eligibility and ranking on the Power 20 list. 

Who is the award for?
Any individual who has demonstrated significant technological, business, or market leadership in the last 12 months (between March 2019 and February 2020). The executives and professionals on this list will make up what the market decrees is its 20 most influential figures, therefore nominations from the marketplace will need to demonstrate that their candidate has qualified some or all of the following criteria in the last 12 months: 

  • Outstanding technological or business achievement and leadership
  • Overseeing consistently outstanding business performance as a senior figure
  • Game-changing/notable influence on the shape of the market
  • Notable influence on the growth of the market, or component verticals  
  • Pioneering influence on the development and/or application of new progressive technology 

Any one person can nominate more than one candidate for inclusion on the Power 20 list, but should clearly highlight the individual(s) deemed worthy of number one ranking.