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FMAV Named Halifax Convention Centre AV Partner

HALIFAX — FMAV has been named as the official in-house audiovisual partner for the Halifax Convention Centre, it was announced on Aug. 5.

As the first supplier selected for the new convention centre venue, expected to open in 2017, FMAV will provide audio, visual, digital signage software and support, including exclusive rigging services.

“We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship with the Halifax Convention Centre team and look forward to operating in an exciting new leading-edge facility,” said Bill Brown, president and CEO, FMAV. “With this partnership, we look forward to create exceptional event experiences for clients and their participants through the delivery of innovative event technology services.”

“We look forward to strengthening our partnership with FMAV as we take an exciting step toward opening and operating our new Halifax Convention Centre,” said Carrie Cussons, acting President and CEO of the Halifax Convention Centre. “We are committed to delivering a strong customer experience, and together with FMAV, we’ll invest in better technical support for clients and align technology trends with our new, more sophisticated facility to provide innovative offerings.”

When the new Halifax Convention Centre facility opens next year, FMAV will provide audio visual services for meetings, conventions and trade shows over a five-year contract and has committed to an investment approaching half a million dollars in systems and equipment to deliver best in class meeting and convention services.

As the largest independent audiovisual firm in Canada, FMAV has more than 250 staff across seven offices from coast to coast, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

The Halifax Convention Centre is part of the Nova Centre, a one million square-foot, mixed-use development including a hotel, financial tower and retail space. The Centre will feature 120,000 square feet of event space, including two convention levels and a mix of multi-purpose, meeting and ballroom space.