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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LFI 2017 was Largest Trade Show to Date & Broke Philadelphia Registration Record

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

ADD1 LFILightfair International (LFI) set all-new records at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from May 7-11 with the largest trade show floor and largest Philadelphia registration highlighting its 2017 performance.

The trade show encompassed 277,600 net square feet housing 592 exhibitors, including 59 first-time exhibiting companies and 127 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S.  Exhibitors presented the lighting and design industry’s latest innovations and newest concepts from the world’s leading manufacturers.  Two brand-new pavilions—Intelligent Lighting and IoT—displayed cutting-edge products and solutions showcased in product presentations featuring technology and connectivity innovations.

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ESTA Announces New Alliance with NAMM for 2018 Show

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has announced an alliance with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) to work with them in expanding the NAMM Show to include a special focus on the live event technology community. The show annually welcomes more than 100,000 professional attendees from 139 countries.

This opportunity was made possible by the addition of a new building coming online at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the show is held every January. The additional space will allow The 2018 NAMM Show to offer the event technology industry a diverse show floor, robust professional education, and a series of relevant networking events.

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ETC Promotes Two New Global Service Managers

Friday, June 9th, 2017
Durrell Ramer

Durrell Ramer

ETC has announced the promotions of two new global service managers.

Durrell Ramer was recently promoted to the role of global customer service and systems manager. He will oversee customer service, quotations, systems project management, applications engineering, and systems drafting for all ETC companies worldwide.

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Luminex Partners with A.C. Lighting to Strengthen U.S. & Canadian Sales Force

Monday, June 5th, 2017
(L-R): Hugo Larin, Luminex; Bart Swinnen, Luminex; Jean-Francois Canuel, A.C. Lighting; Philippe Coudyser, Luminex.

(L-R): Hugo Larin, Luminex; Bart Swinnen, Luminex; Jean-Francois Canuel, A.C. Lighting; Philippe Coudyser, Luminex.

Belgium-based Luminex Network Intelligence has further strengthened its American sales force by adding A.C. Lighting Inc. in Toronto as a primary distributor in lighting. LS Media remains the distributor for AV markets in Canada.  This news closely follows the recent announcement that Rik Kirby, owner of Allied SMD in Mission Viejo, CA, has been named to sales director for the U.S. operations of Luminex.

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GLP Now North American Distributor of SNAP Truss Cord Tool

Monday, June 5th, 2017

GLP US Inc. has announced its appointment as the North American distributor for The SNAP range of products, manufactured by HSK-Schulte in Germany. SNAP is a new tool that makes cable management on trusses simpler.

Compatible with all standard 2-in. (48-51mm) truss cords, SNAP is a plastic, single molded, highly flexible tool that attaches to a truss in seconds and uses a side holder to maintain order in your cables. The cable holder has a locking connector to ensure that cables don’t fall out of place, and can be opened or closed with one hand.

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SFM Welcomes Perry Yee to the British Columbia Sales Team

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

perry yeeEffective June 1, 2017, Perry Yee will join the SFM CI Division’s sales team in the province of British Columbia.

Yee will take over territory management for British Columbia and will be responsible for supporting each of SFM’s CI brands, including: ClearView CCTV, Da-Lite Screens, IC Realtime, Just Add Power, Kordz, Luxul, Nest Pro, Omnimount, Pro Control, RTI, and Shure; along with the following Pro AV accessory brands: Atlona, Attero Tech, Canare, Chief Racks, Digiflex, Furman, K&M, Littlite, Neutrik, and Stewart Audio.

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Luminex Partners with Allied SMD to Strengthen U.S. Sales Force

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Rik Kirby (left) & Hugo Larin

Belgium-based Luminex Network Intelligence has partnered with Allied SMD to broaden the company’s American presence.

Rik Kirby, owner of Allied SMD in Mission Viejo, CA, has been named to Sales Director for the U.S. operations of Luminex. “We’ve been growing quickly in the American market,” says Luminex CEO and co-founder Bart Swinnen, “and we’re looking forward to working with Rik to further develop our business there.”

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LpS 2017 Returns for Its 7th Year

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
LpS 16

LpS 16

The seventh international LED professional Symposium + Expo (LpS 2017) is going to be taking place from Sept. 26-28 in Bregenz, Austria. It’s dedicated to answering such questions as:  For the next generations of lighting concepts to succeed a holistic approach between technology and the system is required, but how? How do the associated interdisciplinary developments require comprehensive knowledge of applications, designs and technologies in order to meet their potential?

Over 100 specialist lectures, workshops, forums, and in the exhibition, more than 1,600 visitors will be discussing the topics surrounding “Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations.”

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CITT’s Rendez-vous Trade Show & Conference Heading to Saint John in August

Monday, May 29th, 2017

07 RendezvousRendez-vous 2017, CITT’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Imperial Theatre 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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