CITT Rendez-vous 2017 Full Conference Program Released

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

RendezVousRendez-vous 2017, CITT’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Imperial Theatre and Saint John Theatre Company 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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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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LpS 2017 Returns for Its 7th Year

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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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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Speaker Lineup Announced for InfoComm 2017’s Center Stage

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

IC17-Center-Stage2InfoComm International has announced the debut of Center Stage at InfoComm 2017, which is being held from June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Center Stage will host a series of conversations among leading technology practitioners, users, researchers, and thinkers. These experts come from diverse fields that use AV technology to extend human capabilities.

“InfoComm is an environment for showcasing the best in AV solutions,” says Jason McGraw, senior VP of expositions for InfoComm International. “This year, we designed Center Stage to be the platform on the trade show floor where thought leaders will share how AV is impacting their facet of the world.”

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The Parnelli Awards to Relocate to The 2018 NAMM Show

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Parnelli winnersThe National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC), publisher of Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN), Front of House (FOH), and Stage Directions have formed an alliance to serve the live event production community at The 2018 NAMM Show, the organization’s annual tradeshow in Anaheim, CA. As part of the agreement, TCC will bring its premier award show for the live production community, The Parnelli Awards to The NAMM Show creating a one-stop event for industry pros.

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Educational Schedule & Exhibitor List Released for Expo-Scène 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Expo-SceneCITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montreal for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.

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NAB Show to Showcase the Latest in Media Tech & Research

Monday, March 27th, 2017

NAB smallThe NAB Show will be returning to Las Vegas from April 22-27, 2017. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content across all platforms. The theme for this year’s show is The M.E.T. Effect, meaning the intersection of media, entertainment, and technology, fueled by internet connectivity and integrated systems.

This year, the specialized exhibit areas include the Post-Production Campus, Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion, and the Futures Park, which features demonstrations of high-tech media developments in progress, prototypes, and products not yet available for sale from research laboratories in the United States and around the world.

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