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An Intern’s Perspective: The Global Presence Alliance (GPA) Summit 2018.



A group photo of the GPA dressed in our local identities during the Gala dinner.

A group photo of the GPA dressed in our local identities during the Gala dinner.

The GPA brings together organisations in the Audio-Visual (AV) industry to stretch their capabilities and the limits of communications to provide excellence to customers from all over the world.

The summit this year focused on how to provide the best User Experience (UX) for our customers. ESCO (Singapore) was the hosting member this year and as an intern with ESCO, I was given the opportunity to be involved in the planning and organization. 29 member organisations and many partners and clients from all over the world gathered in Singapore.


GPA members sharing and discussing strategies for the future.

IGPA members sharing and discussing strategies for the future.

The yearly meet also looked to reward outstanding individuals and members for our remarkable achievements and dedication to their job while realigning the organisation’s objectives and equip each other in skillsets (e.g. design, sales and operations) to provide customers from all over the world with a standardised, high-levelled service quality. New strategies focusing on the evolving needs of both present and future customers were also discussed and evaluated.

The theme chosen for the GPA Gala Dinner was one that celebrates the diversity of our members. Members were encouraged to come dressed in an outfit representative of their culture, ethnicity or a character that best represents our country. At the dinner, we have several interesting outfits such as the Steve Irwin(s) from our Australia friends.


Members dressing up to represent their country.

Members dressing up to represent their country.

A complementary gift bag provided by ESCO (Singapore) was put together with a local twist to bring the GPA through Singapore’s history; honouring the roots and foundations of the now, bustling metropolis.