By Lam Seng Fatt
There’s great news for audiophiles and AV enthusiasts in Malaysia – there may be two AV shows next year.
Every year, for the past decades there was the Kuala Lumpur International AV Show every July organized by 3Dot Events Sdn Bhd which is owned by industry veteran Dick Tan. This year’s AV show has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Today, I was informed that impresario and event manager Wilson Teoh is planning to organize his own AV Fair scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.
Wilson Teoh owns an event management company called Gryphon Production Sdn Bhd based in Kuala Lumpur, which has organized concerts, entertainment and corporate events for two decades.
Wilson Teoh said in a statement: “Despite the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic we are pleased to announce that Gryphon Production Sdn Bhd has made plans to host an audio-visual fair in 2021.
“The fair is slated for early Q3 of 2021 and will be held in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
“We have noticed that due to the MCO situation many hi-fi enthusiasts are missing a fair this year. So, it struck us that there is a need to put on a great spanking fun audio-visual fair.
“The event industry is in a predicament, but we cannot just be waiting, idling away. We need to have some faith and plan now.
“Discussions with potential venues have been concluded and it has been narrowed down to just 2, with one having an upper hand due to its strategic location. Attendees and exhibitors can rest assure that the venue will be most conducive as it is a 5-star venue.
“At Gryphon Production we believe in pushing the envelope. For those who attend they will have a totally new experience. There will be a lot of content, other than what the exhibitors are offering. Expect to see live performances and more. As organizer of the event we need to ensure that attendees have a memorable experience,” said Wilson Teoh.
Other than just a mere event website, a bespoke app is brewing. This is so that being at the fair will be a more interactive and engaging affair.
“Having been in the concert, entertainment and events industry for two decades, we want to now bring in all our wealth of experience and inject it into the audio-visual industry.
“Times are changing and we need to evolve so that all stakeholders benefit. That is why we are also engaging a professional ticketing company as our partner,” added Wilson Teoh.
Having touched base with audio-video dealers and distributors in Malaysia, their response has been most encouraging, he said.
“I have personally been in touch with dealers from Peninsular and East Malaysia over the last few months and quite a few have given me their backing for this event. It is most encouraging and humbling that they are placing their faith in Gryphon Production. Nonetheless, there is much more work to be done in putting the whole event together.”
However, Wilson Teoh cautioned that the event is subject to circumstances of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the approval and conditions set by all relevant authorities.
“We have started discussions with relevant parties to ensure that the event is properly sanctioned and organised with all the appropriate health guidelines in place. It is still very fluid at the moment, but we feel that it is most important to commence all the ground work now rather than take a wait-and-see approach.
“Attendees and exhibitors can rest assured that the event will be put together with constant advice from professionals and the authorities. Health and safety of our utmost concern,” he said.
Further information on the event will be released once a date is set for the official launch, which is expected in Q3 this year.
Gryphon Production Sdn Bhd is an events management-cum-production company that specializes in production for international concerts and bespoke corporate events.
At Gryphon Production we believe that entertainment is a most fitting platform for marketing products and services. Our core belief is that nothing is permanent, and that constant change is necessary in the evolving marketplace.
For additional information, please contact:
Wilson Teoh at 012-637 2813
email: [email protected]