75 76 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7 more IT-based approach where everything is connected and interoperable. “We are starting to see manufacturers support this and develop their systems in common programming languages rather than proprietary coding languages.” Whitnall also believes that virtual and hybrid events will continue to make their mark on the events industry, and that client attitudes are starting to become more positive towards online operations. “We have previously struggled to express the value of live-streaming an event to our clients, in that they could have certain audience participation in the physical room at a certain price and online viewers participating at a lower price. But I think the world’s changing now, and people realise the reach that they can get online, as well as the minimal investment required to operate in that way.” Shipleys looks towards the future with a positive heart. They are proud to lead the way in technology integration and services for events and workplaces throughout New Zealand, and excited to keep providing their valued customers with complete audio-visual services across the board in South Island and beyond. SHI PLEYS AUDIOV I SUAL LTD PREFERRED VENDORS/PARTNERS n AV Supply Group www.avsupply.co.nz | www.avsupplygroup.com.au CHOOSE AUSTRALASIA’S BEST QUALITY AUDIOVISUAL SOLUTIONS AV Supply have found the best AV solutions from across the world in an effort to bring safe, easy to install, high quality and great looking audio visual experiences to our customers. Those with a passion for real AV and those with an eye for quality need to look no further than our competitive range.