The 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.
Automation 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
Lightfair 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.
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.
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.