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re-opening the next. As I chatted with the MD, he said that his proudest pitch is the fact they have been around for 20 years and paid every bill and still manage to compete with a company that has phoenixed a couple of times and is now in CVA (creditors voluntary arrangemnt). I raise my glass to that company and hope that someone will change the law to make it more diffi cult to operate this unholy practice. • Another conversation about leaving the EU – with offi ces in the UK, France, Germany and Eire, we at Azule are European traders. The market in TV, broadcast and media is a global market. We need to be included in a global economy. Yes, there are problems with EU membership but business doesn’t get enough say when the focus is on politically-driven debates about immigration. Remember that, as long as all things are equal (all people pay the same tax rate, for example), economic migration will be driven by a demand for people to fi ll vacant jobs. That’s no scare story. • main purpose of these events – to make money. As a French exhibitor said to me in a typically honest Gallic way, ‘why should I talk to you trade when I have paid so much for this stand? I have to talk to customers to make money’. (You would be right to imagine that his words were rather more colourful, but that’s the gist.) These wants and don’t wants are my personal opinions and are topics that can be expanded next year if you, the readers, want to carry on these trains of thought. Or perhaps you have your own beefs? If you would like to continue or start a conversation then email me at And my fi nal want? A happy Xmas and a prosperous new year for us all. Another trade show – I don’t know about you guys but it seems to me that we are constantly at trade shows … with the same suppliers, the same manufacturers – and not a lot of customers. It’s the same for TV, fi lm, lighting and sound – each with its own niche shows. We seem to have forgotten the Coming soon £179 £214.80 inc.VAT Power Station provides Continuous Power through a dual battery system allowing batteries to be hot-swapped without disruption to connected devices, ensuring you will never be without power. ALL YOUR DEVICES, POWERED BY ONE TV-Bay_Atomos_Issue096_Dec2014_PowerStation.indd 1 Creativity Weapons KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 96 12/8/2014 4:08:15 | PM 45 DECEMBER 2014