Bangalore: AV Expo 2003, India's largest audio-visual exhibition organised by Tata Infomedia, a subsidiary of the $10-billion Tata group, commenced today in Hotel Le Meridian, Bangalore. This is the first time Bangalore is witness to such an audio-visual exhibition and will last till 22 June 2003.
AV Expo 2003 is a one-stop dais to witness hi-end AV products displayed by audio-visual giants like Bose, B&W, Pro FX, Onkyo, Celestial, Epson, Toshiba and LG, Jamo. The latest of technology and gadgets will be on display at the expo between 10 am and 7:30 pm from 20 to 22 June.
Says Tata Infomedia vice-chairman and managing director H S Billimoria: "AV Expo 2003 has helped Tata Infomedia to reiterate its stand in providing a complete feel of the latest technology in the audio-visual industry to the tech-savvy consumers of today."
AV Expo is an annual event organised by Tata Infomedia's special interest publication division (SIPD), which publishes AV Max, one of the premier audio-visual magazines.
Says Tata Infomedia SIPD general manager Rahul Shah: "The growing market for audio visual equipment in South India and the right kind of infrastructure in Bangalore have led us to organise such an event here. Our basic objective is to showcase the advanced features of hi-tech equipment to our end users. In pursuing this goal, AV Expo 2003 will be an opportunity for the exhibitors to carry out demonstrations in a real-home environment."
AV Expo was organised earlier in Mumbai and New Delhi. Over 55,000 visitors visited and around 1.5 crore enquiries were generated.
With a circulation of over 45,000, AV Max features equipment reviews, news, new technology showcases, recommended CDs and DVDs, artiste profiles and interviews, ratings of audio and video systems with a comprehensive Buyers Guide. The magazine is a part of Tata Infomedia.
Pioneers in several information products, Tata Infomedia is India's premier publishing and printing house. The company has set standards with the popular Tata Press Yellow Pages and special-interest magazines like Better Photography, Overdrive, AV Max, Search and Auto Monitor. Brightsparks is an exclusive range of premium quality children's books that address info-education needs of children.
The company also markets its range of corporate stationery, accessories and greeting cards under the Touchstone brand name. Tata Infomedia also provides integrated direct marketing service to top corporates in India and abroad through Direct Edge, a leading one-stop direct marketing shop.