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GMID: Let's Celebrate Live!

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Mar 22, 2017 5:12:41 PM

This year marks the 2nd annual Global Meetings Industry Day, and we are planning to do it up big. With events from coast-to-coast and around the world, GMID celebrates all the amazing work our industry does and the impact it has on businesses, economies, and communities.

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Topics: News & Events

Event Spotlight: The Tim Horton Children's Foundation Black Tie Gala

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Mar 15, 2017 6:04:20 PM

Bright lights for brighter futures 

For 43 years Tim Horton Children's Foundation has been supporting children from low-income families to provide programs to change the way young people think about themselves and the opportunities that exist for them. The foundation honours Tim Horton's love for children and his desire to help those less fortunate. This year marked the 14th annual Tim Horton Children's Foundation Black Tie Gala and largest to date.

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Topics: News & Events

What the Auto-Show Can Teach #EventProfs About Press Conferences

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Mar 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM


From gearheads to complete newbies, the Canadian International Auto Show is one of the most heavily attended expos in Toronto. With an entire day devoted to new lineup reveals and press conferences, this event can teach us a thing or two (or four) about pulling off an engaging press conference.

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Topics: Press Conferences

5 Things You Need to Know About Optimizing Your Event with Sponsorship

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Feb 27, 2017 4:29:16 PM

Because event sponsorship is more than just a logo on a PowerPoint

For event sponsorship to be valuable it needs to be a symbiotic relationship.  As the event planner, you need to offer sponsors value that aligns with their brand and sponsors need to offer services or products that benefit the event experience. This week our very own Alissa Hurley, VP of Marketing, caught up with Doreen Ashton Wagner, Organizational Catalyst of Greenfield Services to discuss the evolving landscape of sponsorship in the events industry and 5 key ways event planners and sponsors can get the most value.

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Topics: Event Sponsorship

FMAV Welcomes Account Manager, Vincent Clermont

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Feb 17, 2017 11:56:15 AM


We are very pleased to announce a new addition to the FMAV team in Montreal, Vincent Clermont as an Account Manager.

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Topics: News & Events

4 things you need to know before using drones at your event

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Feb 10, 2017 2:45:15 PM

The Super Bowl is typically one of the most highly viewed sporting events of the year and Super Bowl LI was no different.  Millions of North Americans tuned in last weekend to watch as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons went head to head on the gridiron for football glory.  But even with great hits, incredible passes, a legendary catch, and Lady Gaga, there was something else stirring a buzz around the halftime show: drones.

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Topics: eventtech, drones

New Year, New Tech: Prevailing Tech at CES 2017 With Joel Reodica

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Jan 26, 2017 5:19:47 PM

Hello, 2017! Earlier this month we had the pleasure of going to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Sunny Las Vegas.  With a global stage with thousands of exhibitors and almost 200,000 industry professionals in attendance, it seems almost impossible to sift through all noise and find the most up and coming tech on the trade show floor. Luckily, FMAV Solutions Specialist, Joel Reodica was there to do all the dirty work.  Here are Joel’s Pro Picks of the most notable technologies from the CES 2017...

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FMAV Partners to Offer Best-in-Class Smartphone Charging Solution for Events

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Jan 6, 2017 3:12:08 PM


(MISSISSAUGA, ON) – January 3, 2017

FMAV is pleased to announce it has been named as an Authorized Partner for Brightbox, offering a fleet of secure mobile device charging stations available for rental across Canada. 

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Topics: event technology, AV Technology

5 #EventTech Trends and Why They Matter

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Dec 2, 2016 4:40:28 PM


“Blessed are the Geek, for they shall inherit the earth…”

Event Technology is here to stay and is only getting more prevalent.  On November 22nd,  Our very own Josh Coulas (MediaLab Manager) and Anthony Vade (Account Manager and snapchatter extraordinaire) took to the stage at ILEAtalks to present some of the most important event technologies of 2016.  I know sometimes it can get overwhelming and at times hard to keep up.  

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

5 Immersive Ways to Use Projection Mapping

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Nov 24, 2016 11:08:33 AM
  Projection has to one of the most versatile and flexible event technologies out there.  And I use the term "flexible" for good reason, projection mapping .
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Topics: event technology, How To's & Best Practices, meetings, AV Technology, av canada

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