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Virtual discussion: Understanding the Abcam HQ - an award-winning corporate AV installation

14 May 2020

PFM’s sister magazine Inavate will bring together the minds behind the one of the most important corporate projects in the UK when it comes to networked AV, in a multilingual virtual debate.

On May 15 at 11 am BST (12pm CET), Inavate editor Paul Milligan will explore the £46 million HQ created for life sciences company Abcam as he quizzes representatives from the client, integrator Snelling and consultant Hoare Lea.

Readers can register here to gain insights from these key players on the challenge of integrating AV into wider IT networks and building management systems in a discussion that will be translated live into German, French and Spanish.

Unifying a series of previously distributed sites around Cambridge into one global HQ was the goal of this ambitious project that prioritised collaboration and engagement.

People are the heart of this intelligent building, while its backbone is entirely on AVoIP infrastructure and fully integrated with Abcam’s IT and BMS network.

A relaxed 40-minute discussion will offer detailed insight into Abcam’s requirements, system design, the technology installed and the resulting experience.

Viewers will understand the priorities of different project leads and the reasoning behind the decisions they made.

After the discussion, you’ll get the chance to put your questions to the panel of Kevin Madeja, technical director, Snelling; Carl Storey, service delivery manager, Abcam; and James Cooper, senior AV engineer, Hoare Lea.

If you already know what you want to ask them then email your questions in advance to

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