Published on February 8, 2016 @ 6:51 am

The GPA Announces Global Service Desk for Unified Communications and AV at ISE

Enterprises now have a single source solution for global support for room, desktop and mobile UC applications.

Amsterdam, Netherlands — Over 60 executives from 24 Global Presence Alliance (GPA) members around the World have traveled to Amsterdam to attend Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) and enjoy a packed schedule of member, partner and customer meetings in preparation for a busy year of unified communications and audiovisual global deployments.

Plans will be unveiled for the launch of the GPA’s 24×7 multilingual global service desk, providing first line and expert support services for enterprises with both traditional audiovisual and room based video conferencing together with desktop and mobile UC applications from Cisco and Microsoft.

The GPA has teamed with Samsung during the ISE exhibition to host a VIP customer roundtable facilitated by leading industry analyst Ira Weinstein of Wainhouse Research. One major discussion topic will be the emergent opportunity to design, deliver and support the technology for over 50 million huddle spaces enabling faster and better team collaboration for the agile enterprise.

In addition, the GPA debuts its new website ( featuring the organization’s “star alliance” video and new interactive map showing presence in all the major business hubs around the World.

Also welcomed to the GPA for the first time is Dutch integrator AVEX, recently recruited to represent the Benelux region.  René Schaddelee, Director at AVEX commented, “By becoming a partner of the GPA, we have instantly upgraded our capabilities to serve our large base of current clients with a global operating footprint. We have always provided a first class experience for them in Benelux; with our GPA partners we can now deliver them a whole range of audiovisual and unified communications services all around the World.”

“This is an incredibly exciting year for GPA members, technology partners and our customers,” remarked GPA President Byron Tarry.  ”We are already experiencing unprecedented demand from global enterprises looking to the GPA to improve their user experience, simplify their technology deployments, and boost the productivity of their teams around the World. Through the addition of our global service desk our unique offering becomes even more compelling.”

About AVEX

AVEX supplies audiovisual solutions for the professional market. As an audiovisual specialist, AVEX provides a wide range of tailor-made rooms. More than 170 employees work each and every day on the development and installation of advanced solutions for, among other things, conference rooms, lecture rooms, congress rooms, medical rooms, courtrooms and control rooms. AVEX offers a comprehensive approach based on design, installation, maintenance and management. In addition to permanent systems, AVEX also provides all kinds of audiovisual support during events. In the past 27 years AVEX has built up a broad customer base. Although the company works using proven technology, its extensive portfolio of services also make it a leader in specific sectors offering innovative solutions. AVEX has branches in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK.

 About The GPA

The Global Presence Alliance (GPA) comprises a select group of leading audiovisual, unified communications and managed services solution providers worldwide, who have joined together to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance communication for global clients. The GPA provides a single source solutions approach and offers global pricing support as well as greater simplicity through a global services delivery model. The GPA is largest AV & UC systems integration provider in the world. Combined it consists of 24 leading AV integration firms with in excess of US $1.5B in annual revenues, 4,800 AV & UC professionals, and 180 offices in 40 countries. GPA customers include many top financial, technology and industrial corporations.

For media inquiries, contact:

Mike Stead, GPA Alliance Program Director
+44 77899 71749

Cheryl Cox, Whitlock, GPA Member/Marketing Committee
+1 804 325 4930

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