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FMAV Acquires Ruoff & Company

April 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

Canadian-owned audiovisual company FMAV today announced its acquisition of Ruoff & Company, an established leader in corporate audiovisual and event production. This move supports FMAV’s continued growth plans in the Canadian corporate events market. “With a shared philosophy focused on client


Allstream Centre Rebranding as Beanfield Centre

April 27, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO — Toronto City Council has approved a multi-year sponsorship agreement between Exhibition Place and Beanfield Metroconnect for the title sponsorship of the conference venue, to be called Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream Centre), it was announced Jan. 10. Taking effect


IncentiveWorks Announces Keynote and Education Line-Up

April 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

Trend-spotter Seth Mattison and serial entrepreneur Michele Romanow will deliver keynote presentations at this year’s edition of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s leading conference and trade show for business event professionals. IncentiveWorks 2017 is being held August 22-23 at the Metro Toronto Convention


FMAV Wins Live Music Industry Award

April 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

FMAV was named AV Production Company of the Year at the 2017 Live Music Industry Awards, presented by El Mocambo. Held during Canadian Music Week, the awards celebrate the best of Canada’s live music business sector. “It’s truly an honour to


Pacific Gateway Hotel Announces Green Initiative for Meeting Spaces

April 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport have announced a new environmental initiative to provide green electricity for all of the hotel’s meeting spaces and renewable natural gas for Pier 73 Restaurant. As a


bb Blanc Wins Best Tech Support Honour

April 12, 2017 by Lori Smith

bb Blanc received the Best Technical Support for an Event award at the 2017 Canadian Event Industry Awards Ceremony, which was held March 30th in Toronto. The audiovisual service provider received the award for its third-time production of the Honda of Canada


PCMA Releases White Paper on Digital Events

April 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute (DEI) has released its white paper examining the impact and power of digital events. The Power of Digital Events is supported and sponsored by Freeman. PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) began its digital event journey six years ago.


MTCC Introducing Exhibitor Move-In App

March 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre has partnered with the mobile app Voyage Control to enhance the move-in experience for exhibitors. It is the first North American convention centre to offer this solution. Voyage Control allows exhibitors to pre-reserve a time on


GES Acquires Poken

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Event services provider GES has purchased Poken, a cloud-based , 360-degree event management platform. The Poken platform has been used, in part or whole, at more than 2,000 events around the world. It includes tools for networking, digital content collection,


etouches Acquires Loopd

March 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

  etouches, a global provider of cloud event management software, has acquired Loopd, an enterprise SaaS start-up that enhances attendee experience through data-driven technology. The company reports that the acquisition complements its recent pivot to a data-driven approach to enhancing clients’ event


PCMA Reports Record Attendance at Convening Leaders 2017

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Convening Leaders 2017 drew 4,175 delegates, making it the most successful edition of the conference ever, reports its organizer, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association). The conference was held January 9-11 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas. In addition to


Shift Away from Strictly Seller's Market, reports MPI

February 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

There are indications that the industry is finding some equilibrium and moving away from being strictly a seller’s  market, according to the latest edition of Meeting Professionals International’s Meetings Outlook™ quarterly report. The 2017 Winter Edition, which is available online at, also