The AVS Annual Conference 2019, held remaining month at Villamora, Portugal, began with a bang or, actually, utter silence because the room used to be enthralled by way of visitor speaker, British actor, comic and author Robert Llewellyn.

While many know him as Kryten from Red Dwarf, he used to be attending the convention to impart his wisdom on electrical cars and rising electrical car era, received thru years of filming his YouTube display Fully Charged.

British actor, comic and author Robert Llewellyn

There used to be one thing for everybody to imagine enforcing of their companies and other folks had been keen to invite questions on the finish of his consultation.

Louise Cummings, CEO of AVS mentioned: “I’ve won not anything however reward for Robert’s related and inspirational communicate. Just proper for our trade, Robert is passionate, however no longer preachy.

“His enthusiasm for his matter shone thru and many of us have come to inform me they’re going again to the United Kingdom to imagine EVs and solar power era for his or her corporate.

The crowd listens to Robert Llewellyn

“It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day affairs of running a business and AVS Conference gives its members and suppliers a chance to come away from that and consider the bigger picture. EVs may seem futuristic, but the future is right here, right now.”

Moving directly to the laborious paintings of networking, every provider had the chance to spend 8 mins with every member and pitch for brand new, or additional, industry. This is the bread and butter of convention and is usually a very tiring affair for all.

Members had as much as 40 provider pitches to listen to all the way through the day, which they ranked so as, for the AVS Award Ceremony. The Best Presenter used to be recognised, along side different Highly Commended and Winning firms, at a night match.

Mark Lamble choices up an award for Burts Snacks

The night affair used to be hosted by way of British actor, tv presenter and DJ Craig Charles who published that having spent a couple of days in AVS’s corporate on the resort, he had come to understand that “vending is more Rock and Roll than Rock and Roll”.

Proving Craig proper, the gang went directly to experience a DJ Set from Craig’s CC Funk n Soul display, till it used to be time for some visitors to slide off to mattress and others, who had been simply getting began celebrating every other a success convention, to go out into the evening and lift at the celebration.

British actor, tv presenter and DJ Craig Charles