Details are emering for IIDEXCanada, which is a national design and architecture-focused exposition and conference, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2016. It is co-presented by the Interior Designers of Canada and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The annual show focuses on all areas of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, residential, education, architecture, landscape architecture, lighting and sustainability, wellness and accessibility. The 32nd annual IIDEXCanada will be held in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
CITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montral for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal on April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scene is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technologies.
Christie has announced that Clark Williams has been appointed executive vice president in charge of a new Christie team, Content Management and Processing (CMP).
Building on Christie’s content management and image processing portfolios, CMP will unite Christie’s engineering and product management resources associated with its content management and processing products – including Christie Spyder, Christie Phoenix, Christie Brio, and Christie Pandoras Box – under one team. The company says the new team will deliver enhanced focus and alignment of Christie’s human resources and capital investments associated with content management and processing, to meet customer needs and expectations for unified, application-specific solutions.
Elation Professional has launched its newly designed www.elationlighting.com website, a thorough makeover that features a more intuitive and modern look. The redesigned website is designed to make it easier for visitors to find the information they need in a more visually appealing interface.
Online registration for USITT 2017, which will be held March 8-11 in St. Louis, MO is now open. With more than 5,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors expected at the Conference & Stage Expo, early registration and hotel housing reservations are encouraged.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced that the membership has elected new officers and governors for the 2017-2018 term. Matthew Goldman, senior vice president of technology, TV and media at Ericsson, will take office as the new SMPTE president on Jan. 1, 2017.
“Matthew has held a variety of key SMPTE roles that have furthered the Society’s mission, and I am confident that as the new SMPTE President, he will build on Bob Seidel’s excellent work,” says SMPTE Past President Wendy Aylsworth, who served as the chair of the Society Nominating Committee. “Matthew and Bob are among the many SMPTE Members who have worked to bolster the Society’s growth leading into and during our Centennial celebrations. The officers and governors elected for the 2017-2018 term — and those who continue in their existing roles — are a broad and strong group who bring extraordinary leadership to SMPTE as we enter our second century of ensuring interoperability across the media ecosystem and, in turn, facilitating the ongoing growth of our industry.”
InfoComm International has released the 2016 Global Pro-AV Distribution Channel and Trends Report. This new report explores the ways pro-AV products and services move through the market – from manufacturer to end-user organization – and identifies factors that influence the various channels. It also includes market forecasts through 2017.
InfoComm engaged Lewis Research to conduct the report, which involved a primary survey, in-depth interviews, secondary data sources, and past InfoComm research, to uncover key trends that impact the stakeholders throughout the pro-AV channel.
SC Media Canada has announced the appointment of Mark Gadomski to its Ontario sales team as Enterprise Sales and Business Development Manager.
Gadomski is responsible for supporting SC Media’s install customers and developing key relationships in the enterprise market for Ontario, including the Ottawa region. This includes Harman Audio, Barco, and Absen Video solutions for corporate, government, education, large venue, and hospitality customers.
Show Distribution Corporation has appointed Thierry Pouliot Fletcher to the position of director of business development. As part of his functions, Fletcher will be in charge of establishing and implementing sales and marketing strategies and developing new distribution channels.
The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) dinner, held at Sardi’s, the iconic New York City restaurant, raised over $11,000 for the Behind the Scenes charity. The dinner, a popular tradition at NATEAC, attracted 150 attendees and guests. “Needless to say, we’re thrilled,” says Rick Rudolph, chair of the Behind the Scenes Foundation. “The generosity of the NATEAC attendees is astonishing and very gratifying.”