LFI Brings Largest Edition Ever To San Diego

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Lightfair International (LFI) took over the San Diego Convention Center in California from April 26-28, 2016 with the 27th edition of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference offering the largest trade show floor in LFI history.

Preceding the trade show opening, the LFI Innovation Awards highlighted innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. A list of winners is available on LFI’s website. More than 600 exhibitors presented new products and concepts to the lighting and design community. Expanded product categories featured at LFI 2016 included controls, decorative, alternative energy including solar power, software, exterior and roadway, digital signage, IoT, intelligent buildings, healthcare and hospitality.

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InfoComm 2016 to Showcase the Internet of Things

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The Internet of Things will make its presence felt at InfoComm 2016, happening June 4-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Show organizers expect nearly 1,000 exhibitors to occupy more than 500,000 sq. ft. of show space. InfoComm 2016 builds on last year’s record attendance, welcoming attendees from more than 100 countries.

InfoComm 2016 will feature a pavilion on the show floor devoted to IoT technologies and solutions. There will also be a day-long Super Tuesday session dedicated to how AV professionals can understand and exploit IoT advances in their AV/IT systems and business processes.

Over 75 per cent of this year’s InfoComm University program will feature new content. Based on the success of last year’s Unmanned Systems and Drones pavilion and training program, each will be expanded for 2016.

Organizers are making it easier for attendees to sample InfoComm 2016’s education offerings by making the majority of the program available for one price. For the first time, attendees can pay one price for access to more than 90 sessions and workshops – each worth CTS renewal units – rather than register for sessions individually.

For more information, go to www.infocommshow.org.

Expo-Scène 2016 Brings AV Pros To Montreal

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Photo by: Marco Laperrière EXPO-SCÈNE 2016

Photo by: Marco Laperrière EXPO-SCÈNE 2016

Over 1,400 professionals gathered at the Palais des congrès de Montreal for Expo-Scène 2016 on May 2nd and 3rd. The show featured over 65 exhibitors from Canada and the U.S., as well as 15 different seminars and demos over the course of the two-day event.

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Mike Poirier Joins Solotech’s Broadcast Team

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Solotech's Mike Poirier

Solotech’s Mike Poirier

Solotech has announced that Mike Poirier has joined its Integration Division as Business Development Director for the broadcast market. Poirier will work within Solotech’s broadcast sales team.

Poirier joins the company with more than three decades of experience in the broadcast, AV, and post-production industries. “Mike has extensive experience in selling system solutions in both Canada and the US,” says Danny Berthelet, executive VP of Solotech’s Integration Division. “With his rich blend of technical expertise and his know-how in marketing and sales, he will be a valuable asset as Solotech steps up its efforts in the broadcast markets”.

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Freeman Audio Visual Canada Wins Canadian Event Perspective Award

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
(L to R) Freeman Audio Visual Canada's Dianne King, Brian Johnston & Jay Lanchbury accept the Canadian Event Perspective Award.

(L to R) Freeman Audio Visual Canada’s Dianne King, Brian Johnston & Jay Lanchbury accept the Canadian Event Perspective Award.

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has won the Canadian Event Perspective Award in the category of Best Audio Visual Design for an Event for production of the 2015 Winter Cities Shake-Up. The award was presented by the Canadian Special Events Media Group.

The inaugural Winter Cities Shake-Up, held in Edmonton in January 2015, served as a gathering of urban planners and designers, entrepreneurs and business people, artists, cultural and community organizers, and people who live in winter cities and want to take advantage of all winter has to offer. The conference featured three days of presentations from internationally-renowned experts and rising stars in winter design, winter business and winter fun.

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TARM Becomes a Member of the Laserworld Group

Monday, March 14th, 2016

TARM laser technologies has become a member of the Laserworld Group.

Richard Krumhus, CEO of TARM Laser Technologies tlt GmbH, says, “Joining the Laserworld Group, the largest manufacturer and distribution company of show laser light systems worldwide, offers us completely new possibilities in terms of synergies in product development, logistics, marketing and sales. Several development projects have already been initiated.”

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Early Details Set For Westbury’s 2016 Imagine AV Tradeshow

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

0XImagineWestbury National has announced that its second annual Imagine hybrid technology showcase and networking event will be held on March 9, 2016. It’s an opportunity for event producers and corporate AV professionals to come together to see, touch, and interact with the latest in event and audiovisual technology while building relationships in the event production and AV community.

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Syncrolite Purchases Ballantyne Strong’s Lighting Assets

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Jerry Trojan

Jerry Trojan

Syncrolite, LLC and Ballantyne Strong Inc. announced that the assets associated with Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business have been sold to Syncrolite.  Effective Dec. 21, 2015 Syncrolite has assumed all operations, sales, and support associated with Ballantyne Strong, including the company’s Super Trouper followspots.

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CITT & Ryerson U to Present Inaugural Ignition Networking & Training Event

Monday, December 14th, 2015
The CITT/ICTS Ontario Section and the Ryerson Theatre School will present the first edition of Ignition, a networking and training event being held in Toronto on January 9 and 10, 2016.
In addition to hands-on training workshops and sessions, which will be free to all CITT/ICTS members, there will also be four main events open to the public at no charge:

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Unison Holiday Social Being Held Dec. 14th

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Unison_HolidaySocial2015_1200x627-2-300x150The Unison Benevolent Fund is holding the Unison Holiday Social on Monday, Dec. 14th at the Spice Route in Toronto.

The Unison Holiday Social is a chance to celebrate the season with notable Canadian music professionals and artists at Toronto’s chic Spice Route Bistro+Bar. No potluck offering or secret santa gift required! Your $25 ticket goes to support Unison’s programs for members of the music community in their times of crisis.

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