FAIRFAX, VA , January, 09, 2014 — InfoComm International, the leading trade association serving the professional audiovisual communications industry worldwide, has entered into a friendship agreement with the South African Communications Industries Association (SACIA), the trade association dedicated to promoting the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practice in the communications industry throughout Southern Africa.
InfoComm and SACIA share a mission to further their respective members’ businesses and their industries. To accomplish their common goals, the groups have agreed to share best practices in areas of mutual interest, promote educational opportunities, foster implementation of industry standards and support industry certification efforts. InfoComm and SACIA will also cross promote membership in both associations.
“InfoComm is delighted to enter into our first official friendship agreement with SACIA,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “We have worked jointly over the years to advance the industry. The timing is right to work more cooperatively for the benefit of our membership.”
Kevan Jones CTS, Executive Director of SACIA is equally enthusiastic about the opportunities presented by this new agreement. “SACIA and InfoComm International have been working together for the last few years but this friendship agreement provides a structure for us to work even more closely in the future,” says Jones. “We already deliver InfoComm training across Southern Africa and whilst we remain a regional Association, this new agreement provides our members with a global perspective on the trends and technologies shaping the future of our industry.”
About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Additional information is available at infocomm.org.
The Southern African Communications Industries Association (SACIA) is a not-for-profit trade association registered in South Africa. SACIA is dedicated to promoting the adoption of ethical business practice and technical excellence in the communications industry across Africa. The SACIA Academy delivers training programmes in alliance with a number of international trade associations, including InfoComm International, the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM), Comptia, SynAudCon and the Digital Signage Experts Group.
SACIA has a diverse membership across Southern Africa that includes specialist AV dealers, distributors, integrators and consultants, as well as broadcasters, Universities, government departments and corporate users of broadcast and AV technology. Additional information is available at www.sacia.org.za