BVA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND RECEPTION
26th September 2011: The British Video Association is pleased to announce that its Annual General Meeting and Reception will take place at the Welcome Collection Conference Centre in London on 1st November 2011.
The event will start with the annual statement from BVA Chairman, Charlie McAuley, VP and Managing Director Paramount Home Entertainment and will be followed by the Director General’s annual news review. The keynote speaker will be, for the second year running, Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture Communications and Creative Industries, and guests will have the opportunity to put questions to him about government audiovisual policy.
There will also be demonstrations of the latest technology showcasing the many ways in which consumers are now able to access and enjoy video content.
Lavinia Carey, Director General of the BVA says, “We are very pleased that Ed Vaizey has once again agreed to speak at our AGM. 2011 has been a year of significant development on the political front and we look forward to hearing Mr Vaizey’s views on the role of video entertainment in the audiovisual sector, particularly with the findings from Lord Smith’s Film Policy Review and the forthcoming Communications Bill which will follow.”
The BVA is also delighted to announce that the AGM will again be supported by co-sponsors Dubbs-Eyeframe and MPO, along with media partner DVD Intelligence.
Lee Patterson, Business Development Director at MPO, says, “We are absolutely thrilled to sponsor again the BVA AGM as part of our ongoing support for this special organisation which is championing our sector in a rapidly changing market.”
Jean-Luc Renaud, Publisher, DVD Intelligence, says "DVD Intelligence is proud to support once again the BVA, an organisation successful at reminding customers that packaged media is a crucial format for distributing and watching the best quality creative content."
James Greenwall, Director of Sales & Marketing, Dubbs-Eyeframe, says
“We are very happy to be supporting the BVA AGM for a third year running as one of the best networking opportunities of the season.”
Notes to editors
Guests will be invited from 4.00pm for registration and refreshments.
The AGM will commence at 4.45pm with the drinks reception from 6.00pm to 8.30pm
The British Video Association exists to champion video entertainment in all its forms from packaged media such as DVD, Blu-ray Discs and 3D Blu-ray Discs through to digital services available on demand to rent or to own, on portable devices and for home consumption.
The proliferation of content delivery channels is increasing consumer choice and the video industry releases about 8,000 titles a year amounting to a UK retail value of £2.6 billion, making it the most valuable part of the audiovisual industry.
The BVA’s members include film companies, television companies and independent labels who produce, license and distribute pre-recorded video entertainment, covering film, sport & fitness, music, TV, children’s and special interest programming. Its members account for some 90% of the sector.