Detail are beginning to emerge for LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2015, which will run May 3-7 in New York’s Javits Center. The 26th staging of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference will see an expanded trade show floor showcasing more than 500 exhibiting companies presenting the industry’s newest products and technologies to an expansive attendee population of lighting designers, specifiers, architects, consultants, and engineers from around the world. LFI 2015 category expansions include alternative energy, solar power, software, exterior and roadway, digital signage, healthcare, and hospitality.
For the Winter 2013 issue, PL&P surveyed lighting and video professionals across Canada to find out their thoughts and preferences with regards to their working relationships with manufacturers and distributors. The same survey was sent out this year in order to see if opinions and experiences have changed. Here are the results…
PLASA Events has announced that it will be making its first trip to the mid-west for PLASA Focus: Kansas City 2015. This will be the second PLASA Focus event to occur in 2015, and will take place on Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Kansas City Convention Center.
PLASA’s month-long elections to determine positions on its European and North American Regional Boards, together with its central governing body, concluded at midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
Companies and individuals from PLASA’s worldwide membership voted in the elections, which were conducted via a secure online poll.
Solotech has acquired Toronto-based company Midnite Hour Productions.
According to François Ménard, CEO of Solotech, this strategic move will allow Solotech to consolidate its position in the Greater Toronto market in addition to joining a team of experts in tailor-made solutions for lighting, video, rigging, and decor for stage, film, and corporate events. Midnite Hour’s founders, Marty Anderson and Louis Racine, and their employees will now be part of the larger Solotech team.
“We are very proud to welcome Randy to our team and at the helm of Canada’s largest market. Randy’s dedication to customer service, understanding of customer’s needs and experience in the LED field will be a perfect match for our ever-growing team of reputable industry specialists,” says Tessier.
The governing body of the Parnelli Awards has awarded Canadian lighting designer Howard Ungerleider with the 2014 Parnelli Visionary Award for his outstanding career and innovations in the lighting and special effect fields. Ungerleider was presented with the award at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Nov. 22, 2014.
The 27th annual LDI Trade Show and Conference returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Nov. 17-23, 2014. This year, LDI hosted over 10,000 attendees from over 75 countries from the live production industry. More than 350 exhibiting companies provided live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions.
Registration is now open for USITT’s 2015 Conference & Stage Expo, which will be taking place in Cincinnati, OH from March 18-21. Over 5,000 people are expected to take in career-building workshops and continuing education sessions and attend award ceremonies and design and tech competitions.
For more information and to register, go to www.usittshow.com.