CITT/ICTS Ready for Rendez-vous 2017 in Saint John

Monday, July 24th, 2017

01 Rendez-vousRendez-vous 2017, CITT/ICTS’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Imperial Theatre and Saint John Theatre Company in Saint John, NB from Aug. 9-12.

This year’s event will feature a similar schedule to that which was introduced last year. The trade show will have visiting hours over a two-day span on Thursday and Friday. The new Product Show ‘n Tell Breakfast will kick off the Thursday morning with a Corporate Luncheon to follow. Thursday night will feature the always-popular Swag Bingo. Friday will feature the Ladies of the Backstage Happy Hour and Saturday will be the Caucus Plenary Breakfast and CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet in the evening. The annual general meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Saturday.

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CETEC Group Now Canadian Manufacturers Rep for Optec Display

Friday, July 14th, 2017
CETEC Group Owner Wayne Korhonen

CETEC Group Owner Wayne Korhonen

Wayne Korhonen, the principal and owner of The CETEC Group Inc., has announced a Canadian manufacturers representative agreement for Optec Display. Optec has patented many breakthroughs in LED display technology and has grown into one of North America’s leading large format, LED display manufacturers.

“The CETEC Group’s expansion to represent Optec Displays, Inc. integrates our client focused technical, design and support capabilities and value to integrators, specifiers and resellers”, says Wayne Korhonen.

“Optec Displays, Inc. is pleased to partnership with CETEC Group’s seasoned professionals growing our customer base with our brand values and strategy designing and developing innovative long-lasting LED display technology, control systems, and software.”, says Mark Sidge, Director Strategic Accounts, Optec Displays, Inc.

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Sounds Distribution Announces New Board of Directors

Monday, July 10th, 2017
Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Sounds Distribution has announced its new management structure following the sudden passing of company president Rohan Persaud in May 2017.

“Our review over the past four weeks allowed us to better understand our strategy, goals and business needs, and resulted in a change in how our management team is structured,” the company said in its announcement to clients and customers.

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Expanded PLASA Show Seminar Program Announced

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

PLASA seminarThe PLASA Show seminar program is one of its most important and popular features of show, each year hosting industry experts from around the world who share their knowledge, skills, and experience. This year, with the show taking place Sept. 17-19 in London, U.K., the new, enhanced program is set to deliver more content than before and will feature a diverse range of subjects that will look at topical issues, ground-breaking concepts, and deliver real insight into the world of entertainment technology.

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Kinesys & Drifter Rigging to Host Demo Day in Toronto

Friday, June 30th, 2017

KinesysAutomation specialist Kinesys is staging its first product awareness demonstration in Canada on July 8th, 2017. The goal is to make people aware that Kinesys products have “officially landed” in Canada and are available through Toronto’s Drifter Rigging.

The Demo Day is a collaboration between David Bond, who runs Kinesys’ North American operation, and Mark “Drifter” Desloges from Drifter Rigging, a new rental operation recently established in Toronto with a selection of Kinesys equipment. It will be held in a warehouse facility at 100 Carson St., Unit A, in Etobicoke.

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InfoComm Show Experience 14% Attendance Increase

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

InfoComm, North America’s largest audiovisual trade show, welcomed more than 40,000 visitors for the first time in its history.

“It’s a watershed year for InfoComm,” says Jason McGraw, senior VP of expositions for InfoComm International. “The technology on display was amazing again, and we’re thrilled with the tremendous response, but we’re especially excited that guest after guest told us this InfoComm offered new and different experiences for our growing, innovative audience.”

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A.C. Lighting Names New Canadian Regional Sales Rep

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Marc Andre 1 CroppedA.C. Lighting has announced the appointment of Marc-Andre Turgeon to the position of outside Canadian regional sales representative.

With past experience as a sales representative for a number of AV lines and turn-key theatrical projects, Turgeon was directly involved with Cirque du Soleil as a designer and manufacturer of custom solutions for its various productions.

In addition to his sales experience, Turgeon has held the position of managing director and possesses extensive experience developing new markets; pricing strategies, order processing, and all aspects of tradeshow planning and execution.

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CETEC Group Adds Ed Lockyer as Sales Rep

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Ed Lockyer

Ed Lockyer

Wayne Korhonen, President of CETEC Group Inc. has announced the addition of Ed Lockyer to the CETEC Group sales team.

A long and established career has seen Lockyer in positions of concert production, media rental/sales, the MI industry, and corporate managerial responsibilities. He also brings B2B skills and experience to the CETEC Group. Lockyer will operate as a CETEC Group’s sales representative for Vivitek visual display and presentation products.

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CITT Rendez-vous 2017 Full Conference Program Released

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

RendezVousRendez-vous 2017, CITT’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Imperial Theatre and Saint John Theatre Company in Saint John, NB from Aug. 9-12.

This year’s event will feature a similar schedule to that which was introduced last year. The trade show will have visiting hours over a two-day span on Thursday and Friday. The new Product Show ‘n Tell Breakfast will kick off the Thursday morning and there will be a Corporate Luncheon on the Thursday. Thursday night will feature the always-popular Swag Bingo. The Friday will feature the Ladies of the Backstage Happy Hour and Saturday will be the Caucus Plenary Breakfast and CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet in the evening. The annual general meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Saturday.

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PLASA Rigging Conference to Feature New Format & Focus

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Rigging-Conference-PressReleaseThe eighth Rigging Conference, being held again during PLASA 2017 at Olympia, London, on Monday, Sept. 18th, sees a change in its format and the focus of its content as it moves away from more traditional presentations allowing more time for discussion with delegates and panels of experts.

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