September 18 – 19 2024, Farnborough Exhibition Centre
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IMAX Panel: Prepare to be blown away!

Prepare to be blown away at EI Live! 2019, as IMAX Enhanced makes its European trade show debut. This brand-new standard, brought to you through a partnership between IMAX and DTS, promises to make building the ultimate home cinema experience easier than ever – offering the cinematic IMAX Enhanced experience from the comfort of one’s own home.

Visitors to EI Live! 2019, will be amongst the first in Europe to experience the power of the IMAX Enhanced technology, which will be run on the latest gear from Sony, Denon and Marantz. The demo will be a major feature of the AWE Village, a cornucopia of the latest and greatest advancements in AV tech.

Complementing this hugely exciting exhibit, will be a panel discussion where visitors can learn about the future of this technology and ask questions from a panel of experts how to take advantage of this initiative as it rolls out around the globe.

Argued to be the future of home cinema, installers simply cannot afford not to experience the cinema and get the opportunity to ask questions directly of its creators.

Make sure you attend our IMAX panel discussion on Tuesday April 30 from 12:45 to 13:30 or Wednesday May 1 from 13:00 to 13:45 in our Technical Theatre.  Register your interest below for your preferred session.


Roger Batchelor, Product Marketing Consultant, SOUND UNITED UK

Roger started his career in the early 1970’s working for Elgen Products in High Wycombe, a manufacturer of valve guitar and P.A. amplification. At 19 years of age, Roger became the Manager of the Sun Music shop, specialising in guitars and band equipment. At the same time, he played bass and rhythm guitar in various local bands (and still does occasionally!).

By the 1980’s Roger had moved into the world of Hi-Fi and AV as Area and Training Manager for retailer Audio and Visual Systems, owners of 7 stores across the home counties.

In 1991, Roger joined Hayden Laboratories Ltd, then distributor for Denon, as Training Officer. He soon took over responsibility for Product Marketing for Denon UK, a role he continues to this day. Over the years, Roger has gained considerable experience benchmarking products for Denon, and in recent years for Marantz, Polk and Definitive Technology as well. He has also taken part in many industry training courses including THX, Home Acoustic Alliance The Imaging Science Foundation and the UK’s Clarity Alliance. In 2003, Roger was presented with the Home Cinema Choice magazine ‘Hall of Fame’ Award.

Gabriel Cosgrave, General Manager of Europe & Vice President of Global Business Operations, XPERI CORPORATION.

In his role, Gabriel leads the European business as well as the global commercial operations function across 27 offices in 11 countries. XPERI Corporation has several well-known brands including DTS (audio), Fotonation (imaging), HD Radio (digital & connected radio) & Invensas (wafer bonding) under its growing portfolio.

Gabriel got his Bachelor in Electronic Engineering from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.  Gabriel has also qualifications from the International Institute for Management Development business school in Lausanne, Switzerland and from the Law Society of Ireland in Intellectual Property & Contract law.

Starting out in telecommunications with Motorola, Gabriel moved to Switzerland to work with Alcatel before moving into the technology side of financial institutions managing technology operations for Credit Suisse for 5 years. Returning home to Ireland with Merrill Lynch before joining DTS to set up the Irish operations in 2008.

Married and a father of one, Gabriel enjoys playing golf and follows GAA & rugby.

Christopher Mullins, Home Cinema Product Manager, SONY

Christopher brings with him a wealth of experience in cinema and with projection technology.

Chris has worked for Sony for the past 10 years, including 8 years where he managed Sony’s pioneering 4K projectors and solution offerings to the largest European Exhibitors within commercial cinema during the digital transition.

Two years ago, he joined the Home Cinema business to help drive these market leading products. Chris is based in Basingstoke, UK.

Stuart Tickle, Owner and Managing Director, AWE

AWE are a leading smart home technology distribution and training company that represents some of the industry’s best known AV brands & specialist custom installation products.

Stuart joined AWE in 1990 when the family business was a small hi-fi retailer and manufacturer based in South London. He steered the expansion of the business into distribution for the specialist custom installation sector and took over as MD in 2001.

The company is now an established key player within the smart home sector. Award-winning training is provided through the Smart Home Academy™ for industry newcomers and veterans alike, and the AWE Show Apartment in Epsom, Surrey, provides an ideal location for customers to meet with clients.

The impressive brand portfolio includes the exclusive distribution of URC Total Control and Complete Control home automation systems, the Philips Dynalite lighting control system, Draper projection screens, Denon and Marantz AV products, HEOS™ by Denon wireless multi-room sound system, speakers, cables and brackets from Kinetik, audio solutions from Definitive Technology, projectors from Epson and home cinema speakers from KEF. Other CI distribution agreements include flat panel TV’s from Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Sony and Videotree, cinema seating from FrontRow™, projectors from Sony, wireless blinds from QMotion, SANUS TV mounts and racks, and HDanywhere™ 4K HDMI® distribution.