CX Network is a family media and events company established 25 years and based in Sydney, Australia. We have bureaus in Melbourne and Auckland, and a video studio at our Chatswood (NSW) base. CX Network is the voice of technicians in entertainment and audio visual across Australasia. Since 1990 we have published the trade journal of note, and from 2010 broadcast on CX-TV. We publish on all media platforms. In 2015 we launched Light Tonight on YouTube to a global audience.
In 1994 we launched the ENTECH trade show which was the peak industry event for a decade until we sold it. In 2015 we repurchased the name and database, and rebranded our successful CX Roadshow as ENTECH Roadshow.
Today we run multiple Roadshows, including SecTech for the Security Technology industry, ICTech for the ICT industry, and ENTECH NZ (from 2016). We are expanding our unique Roadshow model into other industries where large tradeshow fatigue leads to the desire for a simpler and more cost effective model.
Our objective is to assist improving technical standards, and advocate for the professionals working in the industry. Our media coverage will always preference initiative, innovation, and excellence.
CX founder Julius Grafton was a lighting designer and lighting production supplier from 1974 until 1980, trained by theatre lighting designer Roger Barratt.
In 1980 he became an audio engineer, supplying touring production and then opening Graftons Sound and Lighting in Sydney. At its peak that firm employed 40 and was engaged in hire, production, installation, retail and service.
In 1984 Julius established Australian Monitor which manufactured and exported audio equipment. After selling the business in 1989, Julius entered publishing, producing a house magazine for Jands called Channels.
From 1992 he published Connections Magazine with his partner Caroline Fitzmaurice-Grafton, assuming full control in 2000. The magazine was rebranded as CX, which is a technical abbreviation for Connections.
For nine years he headed Julius Events College, a Registered Training Organisation offering Diploma courses in tech production and event management. He closed the college at the end of 2010 as it was not a financial success. Julius holds formal qualifications in Management, Sound, Lighting and Training.
Jason provides technical marketing services to the Australian production
and installation industries. Specialising in audio but also covering lighting,
staging, IT and business, including;
Jimmy is a multi-disciplined event production technician with extensive industry experience. He’s in charge of product testing and our video production department.
Andy Stewart has had 30 years experience in the audio industry, recording, mixing, mastering and performing. He’s acquainted with every aspect of the production process, and is widely regarded as a master of his art.
With a reputation as one of the world’s most passionate audio writers. For the last three years he has contributed monthly to the Australian publication, CX Magazine.
Steve has driven CX from behind the scenes since 2004. He directs the commercial side of the network, and controls all management functions.
Lee’s 20+ years experience within the multi-media Industry, located in Sydney, brings passion & endless experience across many platforms including web media development, print media, illustration, concept & marketing, special effects, CGI, web site development, product packaging & design, promotional material, concept media, motion graphics & display. Having a general interest in all creative concepts & associated applications whilst developing ideas for clients. Maintaining a foothold on current trends, forward thinking, applied techniques & new technologies allowing clients to remain on target & on trend.
Catriona Strom has worked in the professional audio and lighting industry for 25 years. She is Sydney-based, and specialises in writing features on all aspects of live production particularly lighting and live sound reinforcement. Cat is our regular/monthly Roadskills editorial contributor & Content Producer for International Video Magazine – Light Tonight.
One of the newest additions to the CX Team, Jackson looks after video production for Light Tonight, as well as web content.
Codger at large, Dunk gives us our monthly taste of reality, humour and history all wrapped up in one of his famous anecdotes.
Emily looks after accounts. We don’t mess with her.
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