Apple Investing in VR and AR: What Does It Mean For You?

Posted by FMAV on Jun 15, 2017 11:54:23 PM

Virtual reality offerings could change the event planning space.

It's no secret that Apple and its CEO, Tim Cook, have a keen interest in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies - and Cook has only reinforced this impression in interviews. Apple's strategy in this field will generate significant consequences for the event planning and audio visual technologies spaces in the years to come.

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Topics: event technology, AV Technology

360 Video Event Trends and Best Practices

Posted by FMAV on Jun 14, 2017 3:26:09 PM

360 video can transform your event experience.

So you've planned the perfect event: Designed a top-shelf lighting and effects scheme, invested heavily in your wireless technology, built a top-of-the-line sound system and brought in the best, most compelling speakers, presenters and exhibits. What's the next step for a cutting-edge event?

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Topics: event technology, How To's & Best Practices, AV Technology

ePosters and the Fundamentals of Presentation Management

Posted by FMAV on May 31, 2017 12:12:25 PM

Presentation management systems and ePosters can make the difference in your meetings.

Presentations and meetings aren't what they used to be - and mostly, that's a good thing. Meetings need to engage and educate everyone present, and a number of new technologies and management systems have now made achieving that goal easier than ever. However, remember the important flip side to this trend: expectations are higher than ever before.

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Topics: event technology, AV Technology

3 Trends from NAB 2017

Posted by Josh Coulas on May 12, 2017 5:10:44 PM

The NABShow (National Association of Broadcaster) took place during the last week of April in Las Vegas and FMAV was there! We walked the tradeshow floor and thought we’d share with you some of what we learned.

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Topics: AV Technology

Facebook Streaming, Social Walls, Snapchat Filters: Using Social to Amplify Your Events

Posted by FMAV on May 12, 2017 3:42:19 PM
If the pictures don't show up on Instagram, did the event really happen? If you didn't check in on Facebook, were you really there?

There's no question social media presence plays an enormous role in the way people interact with and attend events - from small meetings to massive concerts and conventions.

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Topics: How To's & Best Practices

Audience Response Systems - Get More From Your Meetings

Posted by FMAV on May 9, 2017 6:41:14 PM

During meetings and events, some of your audience's attention will inevitably wander. The key to a successful conference is managing that attention and responding to it.

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Topics: event technology, AV Technology, av canada, Audience Response Systems

6 Ways to Enhance Your Small Meeting

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on May 4, 2017 5:29:30 PM
When people think of small meetings they don't often see the possibilities to truly create the experience of a larger event. From audience engagement to new technology, here are six ways you can enhance your next small meeting without having to blow your budget.
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Topics: event technology, How To's & Best Practices, meetings, AV Technology, av canada

FMAV Expands Corporate Event Production Capabilities with Addition of Ruoff & Company

Posted by David Gribben on Apr 27, 2017 2:30:00 PM

FMAV, the largest Canadian-owned audiovisual company, today announced the 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.

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Topics: press release

FMAV Wins Big at Live Music Industry Awards

Posted by dgribben on Apr 24, 2017 6:48:50 PM


FMAV is pleased to announce it has been awarded 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.

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Topics: outdoor events canada, audio visual canada, award win, live music, press release

9 Ideas to Make Your Event More Sustainable

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Apr 21, 2017 4:00:00 PM



Large events can be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Think of all the elements of your event: venue, food & beverage, transportation, paper and other materials and your audiovisual systems all leave a carbon footprint. In support of Earth Day, here are nine ways to help reduce the carbon footprint at your next event:

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Topics: green, How To's & Best Practices, LED, LED Wall, projection mapping, sustainability, technology, webcast, audiovisual, digital signage, earth day, event app

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