David Labuskes has been the executive director and CEO of InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry, since January 2013. Since joining InfoComm, Labuskes has worked to promote industry professionalism, expand global programs and raise awareness of InfoComm offerings. He serves on the Board of Directors of Integrated Systems Events, LLC, a joint venture European trade show company, and InfoComm Asia PTE, Ltd., a joint venture company in Singapore operating InfoComm’s Asian trade shows. Prior to joining InfoComm, Labuskes served as vice president of RTKL, now a division of ARCADIS, a leading architectural and engineering firm. He is the founder of the company's Technology Design Practice, overseeing the delivery of audiovisual, voice, data, wireless, environmental media, electronic security and acoustics services. Previously, Labuskes served as President and CEO of Premier Technology services, a software and systems design consulting firm, and was Executive Vice President of Accelerated Payment Systems, an electronic payments processing firm. He earned a BA in International Politics and Business from Penn State University and earned an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland.

The Final Countdown to InfoComm

Wow! Can you believe we’re only three weeks away from InfoComm 2015?! I’m looking forward to seeing you there (you are coming, aren’t you?). I’m going to give you some advice on how to make the most of your time at the show. Even if you are the ultimate procrastinator there is still time to […]

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Have You Started Writing Your Prospect Letters?

If I were you, I’d be writing a letter like this to every one of my prospects this week. Maybe it’d be a bit less wordy by the time it went out but it’d definitely be going out. Just saying … (more…)

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Reflections on China

I just returned from InfoComm China 2015. What an exciting experience! I’m always impressed by the grandeur of the ancient society juxtaposed over the amazing energy, can-do attitude and raw entrepreneurial spirit that permeates virtually every conversation that I have when in that country.

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Read to Lead

I love to read. In fact, I maintain what I admitted long ago would be a perpetual reading list. Perpetual, because no matter how much I read, there are more books added to it each month than I can get through.

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Chili, Controversy, Civility and Other C-words That Matter…

Much to their chagrin, it seems that I often turn to stories about my (somewhat private) family members when I reflect and write these entries. I think it is because I so desperately don’t want to sound as though I’m pontificating when I latch on to an issue that drives me to pull up a […]

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Time is the New Money. Spend it Wisely

Let me date myself here for a second… “My bags are packed. I’m ready to go…” Next week marks the start of the 12th Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam. Did you know that this show actually started in Geneva, Switzerland and had less than 3,500 attendees?

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