New Industry Association formed: Founder members announced

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2011

ACETA  –  Australian Commercial and Entertainment Technologies Association  –  has announced it has achieved critical mass and will be shortly forming as the sector’s peak body.

Frank Hinton of ATT Audio Controls, who was delegated by the industry to bring the concept to fruition, said “This is a red letter day for the industry and one that we are working hard not to squander.  ACETA’s aim is to be a transparent, collegial, constructive forum for the commercial and entertainment technologies sector.  I’m pleased to say that more than 25 companies have committed to join and will become founder members with founder member benefits.  The first meeting will be announced shortly, for a date in mid to late March.  At that meeting we will elect the first Board and ratify the Constitution.  The first Board will then sit to map out the association’s plan of action. 

“This will be a member-driven body and from the conversations I’ve had with those 25 companies, it would seem that there is consensus that the first tasks for ACETA will likely be to address industry training, trade shows and export assistance for manufacturers,” Hinton said.

The Secretariat has been appointed and will shortly be issuing papers to call the association’s first AGM.

The founder members, who will receive founder member benefits, are: 

  • Acoustic Technologies Electronics (AT Professional)
  • Amber Technologies
  • ATT Audio Controls
  • Audio Products Group
  • Bosch Security Systems
  • Bose
  • cases.com.au
  • Classic Audio Designs
  • CMI Music and Audio
  • Design Quintessence
  • Hills Sound Vision & Lighting
  • Jands
  • Lightmoves
  • LSC Lighting
  • Meyer Sound Australia
  • Murray Tregonning and Associates
  • National Audio Systems
  • Philips Entertainment
  • Production Audio Services
  • Quest Engineering
  • Roland Corporation Australia
  • Show Technology Australia (NSW)
  • Syntec International
  • The Look
  • ULA
  • VR Solutions

For further information please contact Sara Hood at the ACETA office on 0419 494 025