Webinar: How to take your holiday party to the next level

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Nov 4, 2016 11:12:17 AM

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the very first of our FMAV Webinar Series.  In this month's webinar, we were joined by Trevor Lui (International Centre), Stefani Dunn (Decor & More), and Jamie Richardson (FMAV) to take everyone through how they can elevate their corporate Holiday party with great eats, decor, and new technology.  These are just a few of the top trends in decor, catering, and technology we talked about.

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

5 Reasons to Try Beacon Technology at Your Next Trade Show

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Oct 13, 2016 3:21:41 PM

Trade shows can be intimidating events. For both planners and suppliers they bring a unique set of logistical challenges and require an extra level of coordination as you work with all of the exhibitors, fellow suppliers, and the venue to coordinate a very complex event all while staying focused on the attendees experience and making sure that they get the most out of their time on the trade show floor.

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Topics: event technology, trade show, AV Technology, av canada, beacon technology

Welcome to Studio 2854!

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Oct 5, 2016 3:39:04 PM

FMAV Montreal is excited to launch Studio 2854. A multi-purpose event studio within our Montreal office for our clients and partners to plan, rehearse, and work with full-scale mock-ups of their meeting or event.  

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Topics: Event Management, event technology

Top #EventProfs to Follow on Snapchat Right Now

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 30, 2016 5:36:44 PM


Snapchat has come along way from its “7 seconds and it’s gone” photo format.  With features such as my story, video, and geo-filters, Snapchat has become the main platform for social engagement for celebrities, businesses, internet personalities, and many #EventProfs.  

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Topics: event technology, snapchat, social trends, AV Technology, av canada

Hybrid Events and 3 Ways to Totally Embrace Them

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 21, 2016 4:35:22 PM

This summer we had the privilege of working with some of Canada's leading meeting planners at the CanSPEP Event Business Summit, an amazing couple of days that brought together some of the top planners from across the country giving them a chance to share lessons, thoughts, and set new standards for the industry.

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Topics: event technology, Halifax Convention Centre, AV Technology, audio visual halifax, av canada

FMAV Strengthens Alberta Team With New Roles and New Talent

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 19, 2016 3:42:45 PM

CALGARY, AB - To meet growing meeting and convention needs in Western Canada, FMAV recently announced several additions and promotions to their team.. “The Calgary meeting market is rebounding and stronger than ever.  I am absolutely thrilled to have this team by my side as we jump into our busy season” said Cornforth.

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Topics: event technology, News & Events, audio visual calgary, av canada

The Brain Date: 6 of the greatest takeaways from CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 15, 2016 11:15:13 AM

Recently, we had the pleasure of connecting #eventprofs in 6 major cities across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver) in viewing parties for the virtual conference, CTRL+ALT+DEL.  The original Amsterdam-set conference turned virtual brain date included speakers from around the world to bring education and industry insights to planners on an international scale.

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Topics: event profs, event technology, AV Technology, av canada, CTRL ALT DEL

Augmented Reality at Events: 5 things Pokemon Go has taught us about Audience Engagement

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 12, 2016 10:48:20 AM

Sometimes trends take a while to set in, other times they happen almost overnight. This Summer, Nintendo and Niantic (creators of Ingress)  launched their new augmented reality mobile game, Pokemon Go,  here in Canada. As I’m sure you’ve learned by now Pokemon Go sends users out into the world to collect and battle cartoon creatures in an effort to “catch them all”. While augmented reality (AR) isn't exactly new the massive success of the game has shown how powerful and engaging a tool it can be.

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

FMAV Rounds Out Senior Management Team With New Vice President National Operations

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Aug 29, 2016 5:20:40 PM

FMAV extends a warm welcome to Mullieka Pellerin into the role of Vice President National Operations, working out of our head office in Toronto, effective August 15, 2016.

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Topics: event technology, FMAV Team, News & Events, av canada

Join Us Across Canada for the Collaborative Event Reboot on August 23rd!

Posted by Alissa Hurley on Aug 22, 2016 11:32:56 AM

On August 23rd 2016, the events industry, worldwide will be VIRTUALLY treated to an all-star lineup of event thought leaders.

This collaborative global event reboot with respected thought leaders, is supported by pop up viewing parties put together by event organizers in cities around the world!

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Topics: event technology, News & Events, virtual event, av canada

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