Ready. Set. Impact.
Events have power. The power to connect and inspire.
When people come together, ideas take root. Relationships are built. Real change happens.
With imagination and skill, the latest technology, and a passion for excellence, we create innovative event solutions.
Our Canadian team of creators, innovators and experts, we transform events into immersive, collaborative experiences that deliver real results.
Encore Canada. Events that Transform.
What We Do
We’ve been creating memorable event experiences that connect and inspire, and engage and transform organizations for decades. With a customer-first mindset and a hospitality focus, we have an unmatched breadth and depth of event production services to support our customers through every step in the event planning and management process.
In partnership with event planners, hotels, venues, and staging customers, we create and execute thousands of events annually – in person, virtual and hybrid – of any size, at any venue, anywhere in the world. Our core values are embedded in our DNA, and our team members are innovators and collaborators at heart – highly trained experts that intuitively combine creative, production and technology services to deliver unparalleled service excellence for you.
We have aligned our portfolio of companies (including PSAV Canada, FMAV and Encore Canada which was previously Freeman AV Canada) under a new master brand and assumed the name Encore. With a global footprint reaching more than 20 countries, we have experienced tremendous growth in recent years, extending the solutions we provide customers to create in-person, virtual and hybrid event experiences..
Global Reach. Local Insight
Our global, national, and local network of industry experts allow us to offer something no one else can. You get the expertise of a partner that understands local nuances with the vast resources of a global leader to deliver the same level of service excellence, time after time, — no matter where your event takes you.
Whether it be a hotel, convention center, restaurant, museum, or other event space, we have global reach to deliver a consistent experience and measurable results
- Hundreds of Canadian of industry leading experts
- 200+ In-house venue locations in more than 5 provinces
- Regional Network of warehouses
- 20+ production centre locations across.
- 300,000+ in-person, virtual and hybrid events produced annually.
- Thousands of industry leading experts
- 2,100+ In-house venue locations in 23 countries
- Global network of regional warehouses
- Global production capabilities
- 7 Million in-person, virtual and hybrid events produced annually
- #1 Provider to hotel chains
- #1 Casino/gaming provider
- A unified experience for you and your participants in any venue or location.
- A partner that has knowledge and understanding of your event goals.
- Saving time on on-boarding new team members for every event.
- A clear understanding of your brand and message.
Purpose, Mission, Values
The Encore brand is built on the foundation of our purpose, mission and values. We represent these ideals in the way we serve our customers and team members globally.
To connect and inspire people.
To be an invaluable partner on our customers’ journeys
To deliver world class service, see the big picture, value people, drive results and do the right thing.
We are Different
Through relentless research and thought leadership our designated teams set the industry standards in innovation.
Listening closely to our customers is key to developing a highly personalized approach to each event partnership.
With a rich heritage of end-to-end solutions and in-house capabilities, our passionate teams are highly skilled at delivering measurable results.
No matter where you are in the world, our commitment to customer service and operational excellence is unparalleled.
IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL AND HYBRID EVENTS PRODUCED ANNUALLY
IN-HOUSE VENUE LOCATIONS IN 20 COUNTRIES
Our leadership team of seasoned hospitality-focused experts define industry standards around the world.
Brian FarrellJoining Encore Canada in 1984, Brian brought a well-rounded financial background that provided the experience... Learn More
Jay LanchburyStarting with Encore Canada in 2004, Jay brings an impressive resume to the table. From... Learn More
Peter CornforthPeter is a passionate AV professional who still loves the business after 30 years. He... Learn More
Neil MacNeilWorking in various markets across Canada, Neil brings over 25 years of event production and... Learn More
Serge KijnerWhen Serge joined Encore Canada in 2016, he brought more than 18 years of leadership... Learn More
Bernard Carignan, M.B.A.As vice president of Encore Canada eastern region, Bernard strives every day to deepen the... Learn More
Nozer BhathenaNozer Bhathena is PSAV’s Vice President of Canada’s Venue operations. He is responsible for P&L... Learn More
Madeleine BartStarting in the event marketing industry in 2011, Madeleine has a wide range of experience... Learn More
Sonya CrispSonya joined PSAV in January of 2018, starting at the 2018 GLM. Sonya partners with... Learn More
Mark BullenAs the vice president of information services, Mark creates target paths of innovation and service... Learn More
David CampbellDavid Campbell is Encore Canada’s most senior executive responsible for developing strategies, driving growth, maintaining operational excellence and ensuring customer and employee... Learn More
In celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), we looked toward the future of the industry we love.
Many things will change but one will remain, the need for human connection.
Meetings and events will continue and we will continue creating events that transform.
Our participation and support is paramount to maintaining and strengthening the events industry.
We do so through engagement, volunteerism, board participation at global and local organizational chapters throughout the world, in-person, hybrid and digital event production, as well as thought leadership and education.
As Industry Restarts In-person Events, PCMA and Encore Enter Three-year Partnership for Digital Event Strategist Program to Support Hybrid Future
SCHILLER PARK, Ill., June 2, 2021 – PCMA’s Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification for event professionals has secured a new partner to extend its impact on the industry recovery. Encore, a leading global event technology and production company, is partnering with PCMA as part of a three-year agreement to include scholarships and other direct benefits … Read More
ENCORE® LAUNCHES HYBRID+SM, SETTING A GLOBAL STANDARD FOR HYBRID MEETING & EVENT EXPERIENCES
Program to deliver innovative, consistent end-to-end solutions to its customers SCHILLER PARK, Ill., March 18, 2021 – Encore, a leading global event production company, announced the expansion of its hybrid meeting program to best serve customers integrating remote and in-person audiences. Under the new Hybrid+ banner, Encore combines its more than 2,000 venue global footprint … Read More
We are all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International. He has always been a tremendous advocate for our industry and, for anyone who had the privilege to meet him, was an inspiring leader showcasing the values of integrity, service and empathy. We extend our condolences to … Read More