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Cuba Rolling Out Nationwide WiFi Coverage

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cuba Tourist Board reports that a progressive rollout of nationwide WiFi coverage is now underway on the island. Speaking at FIT Cuba, a major international tourism fair held in the Villa Clara Keys in May, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero


PSAV Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Blackstone

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

Global audiovisual supplier PSAV has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity and real estate funds affiliated with investment firm Blackstone from affiliates of Goldman Sachs and Olympus Partners. The announcement was made June 19, 2018.


Member Voices: Are you new to the industry or seeking a career shift?

June 29, 2018 by TAHIRA ENDEAN, CMP, DES, CED

If you are starting out in the business events industry, or seeking a more senior role, you must start with what you know and build on it. For example, if you grew up doing live theatre, offer to enhance an


Celebrity Reveals New Terminal for Celebrity Edge

June 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled its first-ever brand-designed cruise terminal, Terminal 25 (T25). Designed to complement the line’s newest ship, Celebrity Edge, the terminal is located at Broward County’s Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida. “When designing the revolutionary Celebrity Edge, we


Teneo Hospitality Releases Results of Planner Poll on Industry Issues

June 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

Budgets, greater quality control, cost and reliability of audiovisual (AV) and technical services, security of content and the challenges of meeting the increasingly complex dietary demands of a more diverse demographic are among the major concerns of meeting planners, reports


FMAV Names New General Manager, Atlantic Canada

June 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Broadcast production veteran Henrick Strait-Hinnerichsen has been named the new general manager, Atlantic Canada at FMAV. Strait-Hinnerichsen brings over 20 years of expertise in broadcast production, operations management, marketing and business strategies, with the last 10 years focused on operational


Toronto Wins Collision Tech Conference

May 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference, is changing venues and countries. The event, which has been held for five years in New Orleans, Louisiana, is moving to Toronto, Canada. It will be held at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place,


Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Names AV Partner

May 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

FMAV has been named as the exclusive in-house audio visual partner for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC).  “We’re thrilled to formalize our relationship with the CTCC team and look forward to partnering with such a progressive thinking facility,” said Bill


MPI and MMBC Partnering on GMID Virtual Event

March 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) are collaborating to present a free, 12-hour live stream of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) events taking place around the world. The GMID Virtual Event begins at 6 a.m.


Hosts Global Launches GDPR Resource Program

March 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic destination management partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, has launched a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Resource Program as part of its H-Forward initiative and in anticipation of client’s needs. “Hosts will not only be prepared


Calgary and the Digital Experience Institute Partner to Host Inaugural DES Boot Camp

March 16, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Conventions Calgary has partnered with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and its Digital Experience Institute (DEI) to offer the first-ever Digital Event Strategist (DES) boot camp. This is an extension to Meetings + Conventions Calgary’s ongoing collaboration


FMAV Offering New Audience Engagement Platform

March 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

FMAV today announced a partnership with Glisser to be a Canadian regional partner for its audience engagement and analytics platform under the FMAV [engage] suite of technology solutions. “Glisser has developed an award-winning audience engagement solution that integrates a robust set