Solotech Las Vegas Hires Tony Grant as Business Developer Sales Rep

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Pic1Effective Feb. 5, 2018, Solotech Las Vegas has announced the appointment of Tony Grant as Business Developer Sales Representative.

A resident of Las Vegas for over 34 years, Grant has worked with developing companies in both sales and managerial roles. He will play a key role in developing Solotech’s integrations department, by bringing his 28 years of sales experience to Solotech’s growing U.S. team. In recent years, his experience in the audiovisual industry has focused on developing client relationships in the hospitality, corporate, house of worship, and healthcare markets.

Grant says he is excited to grow those relationships, while expanding Solotech’s network by continuing to build affiliations in additional market sectors. The company says Grant has developed his career reputation on providing outstanding technical and business expertise and augments his strengths with extensive client relations experience and capability.

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Presenters Announced for ESTA/USITT’s New World Rigging Symposium

Friday, February 9th, 2018

USITT Terrence SpiveyESTA and USITT have announced the presenters for the upcoming New World Rigging Symposium, which is being held from March 13-14 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo. Full session descriptions can be found at www.esta.org/nwrs_sessions.

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Victoria Parker Joins AVL as Ontario Rep

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Victoria Parker

Victoria Parker

Andrew Hope, managing director of AVL Media Group, has announced the appointment of Victoria Parker as an AVL sales representative in Ontario.

“Victoria will be working closely with Peter Woods to ensure we provide the coverage and support our Ontario partners demand and deserve,” says Hope. “At AVL we take the long-term view. Investing in exceptional young talent allows us to better serve and connect with our customers.”

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LightFair International Returning to Philadelphia in 2019

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Photo courtesy of LIGHTFAIR International

Photo courtesy of LIGHTFAIR International

LightFair International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will return to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2019 for its 30th annual staging from May 19-23, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., chairman, CEO and president of LFI managing partner AmericasMart Atlanta.

Produced annually, LFI was last held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2017. LFI’s 2019 return to Philadelphia will follow its 2018 showing in Chicago at McCormick Place from May 6-10.

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New Event Technology Segment Propels The 2018 NAMM Show

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images Getty Images for NAMM

Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images Getty Images for NAMM

The musical instrument, pro audio, and event technology industries came together in Anaheim, CA for The NAMM Show 2018, which was held from Jan. 25-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding area. With an increased presence from production technologies exhibitors and attendees, this year’s show was crossroads of business opportunities with countless product debuts, over 500 educational sessions, and 115,085 registered industry professionals roaming the halls, marking a nine per cent increase over 2017.

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Educational Schedule Released for Expo-Scène 2018

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

03 Expo-SceneCITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome the Canadian entertainment industry to Montreal for the fourth annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from March 28-29, 2018. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.

Organizers say this year’s sold out show has expanded in size with a bigger hall and more exhibit space, which will host more than 70 exhibitors showcasing hundreds of products and new technologies. They are expecting around 1,500 attendees from around North America.

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WFW Expands February Freeze to Two Days

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

10 Feb FreezeWilliam F. White is preparing to host the 17th annual edition of February Freeze. This technology showcase is a pre-NAB exhibit that lets production professionals navigate the latest innovations and technologies while connecting with one another. This year, the event has expanded to two days, Feb. 6th and 7th, and will once again be held at the William F. White Centre in Toronto.

Day one of February Freeze, from 1-9 p.m., will host the expected technological showcase with over 50 varied vendors on site. That day there will also industry panels and an interactive set. Day two will include a full day of scheduled programming with educational product demonstrations from equipment developers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Kinesys Launches Redesigned Website

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Kinesys New Website Launch duoAutomation manufacturer Kinesys has launched a new website at www.kinesys.co.uk  and www.kinesysusa.com.

Designed to be stylish with a highly visual and contemporary environment, it reflects the brand’s identity and reputation for innovation and imagination, according to the company. It will be a key communications hub for Kinesys clients, end-users, technicians and anyone wanting to discover more about the company and its products and services.

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Marc Desrochers Steps Down, Denis Lefrançois Now CEO of Scapin Staging & Show Distribution

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Denis Lefrançois

Denis Lefrançois

Scapin Staging and Show Distribution announced changes in their leadership, effective as of January 1, 2018. After leading both companies, Marc Desrochers has stepped down from the firm to pursue new interests.

Desrochers founded Scapin Staging, which successfully introduced new and versatile products to the entertainment industry. He later acquired Show Distribution, which allowed him to offer a one-stop solution to clients.

Denis Lefrançois now assumes the role of CEO leading Scapin Staging and Show Distribution. The companies say he will lead them into an new era of continuing growth with significant investments in new technologies and markets.

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Lewis Long Joins GLP US as Business Development Manager

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Lewis LongCalifornia-based GLP US Inc. has announced the appointment of industry veteran Lewis Long as its new business development manager. Lewis joins GLP after a long and successful tenure with Martin Professional’s U.S. division during which he fulfilled multiple roles.

Serving as business development manager, Lewis will be working across GLP’s full market areas, generating new business growth and solidifying the company’s existing activities.

President of GLP US Inc., Mark Ravenhill says, “I am excited to welcome Lewis to our team and to work with him again. We have known each other for over 15 years, so it’s great to have him join us at GLP. The respect he has in his personal relationships perfectly fits in with the company.”

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