Tickets On Sale For Behind The Scenes Happy Hour

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

PLASA’s second Behind the Scenes Happy Hour pre-LDI social event is happening Thursday, October 22nd from 6-8 pm at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel. Tickets, which benefit Behind the Scenes, are currently on sale and can be purchased while registering for LDI 2015. For more information, visit

A.C. Lighting Takes On LumenRadio Distribution; Appoints Prolyte Rep

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

04 Adrian PlantWireless lighting controls maker LumenRadio has appointed A.C. Lighting as the exclusive distributor of the CRMX product portfolio in North America. With this, the full LumenRadio product portfolio is now available through A.C. Lighting.

“We have followed LumenRadio’s success with great interest and admiration over the years. We have always had great respect for the company’s products and the market position they have achieved in a very short time,” says JF Canuel, managing director at A.C. Lighting.

As well, A.C. Lighting has appointed Adrian Plant (pictured) as its Canadian sales and North American Prolyte representative. Plant will provide Canadian representation for the full range of brands available from A.C. Lighting. He will also provide representation for the Prolyte staging and trussing range across all of North America. Plant can be reached at 416-937-3611 or

For more information, contact A.C. Lighting: 416-255-9494,,

Inaugural Expo-Scene Heading To Montreal

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

ADD02 MTLCITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take place March 26 and 27, 2015 at the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

Conference sessions in French and English will be held on current topics such as occupational health and safety, new technologies, and those of the future.

CITT/ICTS President Michael Harris comments, “We are very excited to offer Expo-Scene as a vehicle for our exhibitors to the Quebec professionals in the pro audio, lighting, sound, audio-visual, and multimedia technologies markets. The immediate interest from our exhibitors exemplifies the importance of Expo-Scene and quality of products that will be on hand for our visitors. I look forward to welcoming both visitors and exhibitors to Montreal for the inaugural Expo-Scene Trade Show. See you in March!”

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available to industry manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, contact CITT: 613 482-1165,,

LDI A Wrap For 2014

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

ADD01 LDIaThe 27th annual LDI Trade Show and Conference returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its run from Nov. 17-23, 2014. This year, LDI hosted over 10,000 live production industry attendees from over 75 countries while more than 350 exhibiting companies provided live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions.

For this year’s edition, LDI introduced a new focus on the electronic dance music (EDM) market with the EDM@LDI show floor section. The LDI pro training schedule included the LDInstitute for comprehensive technical training while the LDInnovation & Technology Conference provided three and a half days of technical sessions focused on design tips and techniques, new technological breakthroughs, and the latest projects.

The LDI Show will be returning to Las Vegas next year but running a month earlier, from Oct. 23-25, 2015. For more information, go to

Lighting Life Underwater at Ripley’s Aquarium

Friday, November 15th, 2013

RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM OF CANADA LP - Dangerous LagoonWe’re quite excited to be bringing you an exclusive look at the lighting systems deployed at the brand new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, located at the foot of the iconic CN Tower in downtown Toronto.

This project was a massive one with years in design and development being realized at the grand opening in October 2013. PL&P’s Kevin Young spoke with the teams from Mulvey & Banani as well as Guelph’s Sceneworks to get the scoop on what went into the illumination of these underwater worlds.

The story is on the cover of our Winter 2013 issue, dropping in just a couple of weeks, so keep an eye out and let us know what you think of the story, or the attraction itself if you’ve been one of the lucky ones to have been through already.

Visuals & Lighting Making Lasting Impact At InfoComm13

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

So a great first day is in the books at InfoComm 2013. The organization’s slogan of “Communicate. Collaborate. Connect.” applies as much to the various technologies and systems on display here as it does the professionals gathered to experience them all.

This show has not only been resilient over the years to trends – and attendees – coming and going, but it’s been extremely prosperous, attracting a steadily increasing and widening array of attendees and exhibitors from various fields. Lighting and staging are becoming increasingly present while more and more technologies from IT, security, and networking sectors seep into what’s traditionally been known as “A/V.” There’s no question the show’s growth is directly connected to the expanding-at-both-ends market it represents.

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En Coulisse Concludes Succesful 14th Edition

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

It was a long day, but a good one. Today was the second and final day of the 14th edition of Solotech’s En Coulisse trade show and the general consensus from exhibitors is that a lot of good business took place on the second floor of Montreal’s Palais des congres.

It was a pleasure to catch up with Solotech president Denis Lefrancois and talk about his plan for the company’s operations and growth over the coming years. The company’s ambition was certainly apparent with yesterday’s announcement that new Sales & Integration offices have opened in Halifax and Vancouver.

Beyond that, there’s not much more to be said; En Coulisse is a world-class event that grows each year and continues to deliver. Check out some more photos from the event by clicking “Read More.”

Cheers from Montreal. And go Habs.

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Conference & Cocktail Reception Ends Day 1 Of En Coulisse

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The first day of Solotech’s En Coulisse trade show is now one for the books – quite literally. As previously mentioned, the 2013 edition was the largest of the event’s 14-year history, and the word is that next year’s will, as it has the last several, expand.

On a very positive note (for this writer, anyhow), about 80 per cent of the copies of Professional Lighting & Production and sister publication Professional Sound we brought with us disappeared today, meaning we’ll probably run out before tomorrow’s show is even an hour old. Plenty of great feedback and suggestions – the former of which is always appreciated and the latter of which is highly valued.

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En Coulisse 2013 Kicks Off With Major Announcement

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Andrew here, reporting from Solotech’s En Coulisse trade show, happening today and tomorrow at the Palais des congres in downtown Montreal. The show kicked off with a major announcement today – that Solotech has officially opened Sales & Integration division offices in both Vancouver and Halifax, giving the sound, lighting, and video mammoth a literal coast-to-coast reach. For the full story on that, click here.

I arrived at the convention centre good and early to get the latest copies of Professional Lighting & Production and sister publication Professional Sound set up for attendees. The show didn’t officially open until 10, though there were already swarms of curious production technologies professionals outside of the hall when I arrived.

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Roger Waters’ 1,000-ft. Wall

Friday, July 20th, 2012

While in Quebec City for the annual Festival d’ete de Quebec, I had the pleasure of joining Technical Director Jean Richard behind the main stage on the Plains of Abraham for a quick walk-around the structures and systems being employed for the show. It took me a while to notice, but there was a massive plywood wall flanking the stage, breaking only where the Bell Stage sat.

Turns out Quebec City is making Roger Waters of Pink Floyd’s dream come true. Waters’ current The Wall Tour has hit a slew of cities across North America, each with its own 400-ft. wall (some a bit longer, some a bit shorter). Whereas most of these shows were arena dates, Roger Waters’ spectacle is one of the first two “private” productions happening on the historic Plains, and for the show, producers in Quebec are building a wall 1,000-ft. long.

Sounds like Mr. Waters is quite excited to perform the QC date considering the site’s natural and awe-inspiring beauty. And who wouldn’t be? It’s a magnificent site.