SCHOMS 2016 has been and gone in a flurry of fantastic activity. It was the first time attending the show for our new Business Development Manager, Lee Langthorne. Here Lee shares his thoughts on SCHOMS 2016 and what he took away from the whole experience…
We arrived at the University of Bath the day before the start of the exhibition to set up the JM stand. There was a real buzz about the place and this was a great opportunity for me to speak to other AV companies that supply AV equipment, services and furniture to the UK Higher Education Sector. Being new to JM this was just brilliant for me, and gave me a chance to introduce myself, because obviously JM products need no introduction at SCHOMS!
On the day of the Exhibition there was a real buzz about the University of Bath, and as JM have supplied lecterns to the University previously I had heard a lot about the place and the team and it was great to finally be there for such an important industry event.
My senses were alert with all things AV… What stood out for me the most was the intelligent touch screens from Multiaction, who were the tech partner on the Snellings Stand, the Glass Whiteboards by T.K. Team I liked as I felt they would complement JM ethos of taking something functional but making it beautiful. They could be seen on the GV Multimedia Stand at SCHOMS 2016.
I learned a lot about the requirements for learning spaces in the UK and how the industry envisages this will change and improve the student experience. With solutions for BYOD (Bring your own devices) and the rise in the use of mobile technology and equipment to enable us to keep up to date with the increasing requirement for multi-purpose rooms and end users.
My experience as a whole at SCHOMS 2016 was fantastic, such a well organised event that provided me with useful information about our customers, the industry and suppliers alike. We had the chance to showcase JM Products and get up close and personal with the people that will be specifying these products for installation into their teaching rooms, lecture theatres and multi-purpose collaborative learning spaces.
And apparently the SCHOMS app was a fantastic addition to previous events…But I can’t vouch for that as I wasn’t there last year. But I will be there next year for definite!