Thank you very much for having been part of the AVL SUMMIT by AFIAL!


AVL SUMMIT by AFIAL was held at ISE 2024 - Integrated Systems Europe! An opportunity to offer unparalleled access to a global stage and foster the expansion and visibility of our organization internationally.

Both ISE and AFIAL are celebrating their 20th anniversary, which was undoubtedly another reason for celebration to make the AVL SUMMIT by AFIAL event a success. AVL SUMMIT by AFIAL took place on February 1, 2024 in space CC4.1 of the Fira de Barcelona.

An event with extensive training content, which offered the opportunity to connect with a global audience and access internationally renowned resources and experts.

Conference program

10:30 - 12:00

Game Set Patch! Integrating Systems for The Championships, Wimbledon

Audio and Comms Specialist - AELTC

12:15 - 13:45

Sound at Full Speed: Innovations in Audio for MotoGP

An Immersion in High-Speed Audio Capture

Head of Global Technology - Dorna Sports

13:45 - 14:45

Lunch break

Finger food

14:45 - 16:00

Navigating the Technical Maze of Eurovision: Overcoming Challenges with LED Screens Moving Columns

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Engineering stage machinery of Eurovision 2023

General Manager - Blumano

Standardization Project Manager - UNE

Key Account - Blumano

16:15 - 17:45

From Fire to Led. The process of adapting a show like Chorus Line to the new technologies

Lighting designer

Our speakers


Audio and Comms Specialist - AELTC

James Henry Breward, know to all as ‘Brew’ is the Audio and Comms Specialist for The All England Lawn Tennis Club, which stages The Championships, Wimbledon.

Brew has more than 20 years’ experience, initially embarking upon his training at LIPA, the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. The early chapters of his career saw him touring relentlessly with various musical theatre and live music touring productions.

Over time he moved into the world of Ceremonies, including Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies in London and Sochi, before settling full-time at Wimbledon.

Having freelanced for many years on The Championships it was an obvious progression, and he is now responsible for the delivery of everything that is heard around the Grounds: from chair umpires; players’ post-match interviews; voice safety systems; background music and presentations in hospitality spaces; the experience for the public on The Hill; and the Qualifying Competition staged nearby at Roehampton.

If that isn’t enough, Brew is instrumental in the design and implementation of the intercom system, supporting remote audio operation, line calling, statisticians and event safety teams.

Brew also works as an Audio and Comms lecturer at several training facilities.

He likes to stay abreast of new technologies by keeping his hand in the occasional large-scale live event - testing large systems to the limit.

Brew regularly receives requests for help and advice with comms in weird and wonderful situations!


Head of Global Technology - Dorna Sports

Experienced Media Director with a demonstrated history of working in sports industry. Skilled in Live TV Direction, Technical, Production, Graphic Design and Broadcasting.

Strong sales professional with a Licenciate focused in Comunication & Journalism Degree from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Technical Engineer in Telecommunications from the Pompeu Fabra University and with a degree in graphic design from the Escola Llotja.

He was awarded the 1991 Ondas Award for the programme "Crónica en Negro", has been the director of four documentaries and two documentary series on MotoGP and has attended 536 Grands Prix since Suzuka 1992.


General Manager - Blumano

Cristiano has three decades of experience as a senior product and business development manager for structures, stage machinery and control system manufacturers.

He’s a well-known risk analysis expert, Chair of BSI TC MHE/3/13, and Convenor for CEN/TC 433 Entertainment technology – Equipment, technical installations and machinery used on stages and other production areas within the entertainment industry | WG1 – Machinery.


Standardization Project Manager - UNE

Industrial Mechanical Engineer with specialization in calculation and machinery construction from the University of Salamanca, Spain (1992-1996).

Francisco Arribas has worked at UNE, the Spanish Association for Standardization since 2005 and is responsible for Occupational Health and Safety Projects, Fuels, Aerospace Systems, Machinery and Industrial Automation Systems.

Mr. Arribas brings experience and deep knowledge of standardization activities at national, European (CEN, CENELEC) and international (ISO, IEC) levels and their relationship with current national and European legislation and regulations.

He has excellent knowledge of the legal framework related to Industrial quality and safety Infrastructure in Spain. Responsible within UNE for the harmonized standards for the new European machinery regulation.


Key Account Manager - WIcreations

Geert brings over thirty years of experience to the entertainment industry.

He has worked as a project manager, production manager, and head rigger for some of the most well-known companies, including Ampco-Flashlight and PRG.

For the past ten years, Geert has been a key asset manager on WIcreations' concept development team, focusing on large-scale, one-time events.

He has used his aerospace engineering degrees to play a crucial role in the successful implementation of complex stage machinery installations that have been featured in some of the most iconic international live events.


Lighting Designer

He founded La Fabrica de Luz in 1990, a company dedicated to stage lighting. He has been a lighting designer since 1995. In 2014, he created the Studio and Light brand, where he began designing Light Art pieces, always with the personal and professional concern of seeking other ways of working with light.

In 2018, he founded Argia_3 Cultural Association and is Co-Director and Producer of Umbra Light Festival Vitoria-Gasteiz in the 2019, 2021, and 2023 editions, forming part of the festival’s Curators team. He is currently Vice President of the Association of Lighting Authors and a member of the Academy of Arts.

Some of his latest designs in the world of Musical are The Book of Mormong, Matilda, Billy Eliot, Company, Chorus Line, West Side story, Priscilla Queen Of the Desert, Mas De Cien Mentiras Musical, 40 el musical, Jesucristo Superstar, Hoy No me puedo levantar...

In other stage disciplines such as Opera, theater, and dance, he has designed for titles such as Ser o no Ser, Galdos: Shadow or Reality, Lessons in Love And Violence, La Traviata, Street Scene, La Boheme, Rigoletto, Don Juan o el Festín de Piedra, Medea, Quien Tema a Virginia Wolf, Cia Nacional de Danza, Carmen Larumbe, Merche Esmeralda...