Jul 6 2018

We all know the value of having décor at your event and the effect it takes from turning your 4 wall space into an event with a theme, mood, and feeling. Many planners go to lengths to add details such as florals, seating, and draping to shape the energy of the event space and impress …

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: DOMINIC LAPLANTE

Jul 5 2018
What is the secret behind FMAV’s success throughout the years? Our people! They make us who we are today and who we will be in the future. As Canada’s largest independently owned audiovisual company, FMAV has more than 250 staff across seven offices from coast to coast, and it’s our people who make us a ...

Networking Events: Do they work?

Jun 19 2018
Networking events have become a staple to many event agendas, ranging from conferences to Gala Dinners, to Association events. Many people attend events with the intention of meeting other people and starting conversations that could eventually lead to business or personal opportunities. One of the key factors that have guided the rise of networking is ...

Virtual Events – Are They Right For You?

Jun 15 2018
Technology advances our lives more and more each day, enabling us to connect faster, and larger than ever before. As technology progresses, so does the world of events. The spectrum of events has evolved to now include Virtual events, whereby participants and attendees can view and interact with live event content from any location around ...

Employee Spotlight: Barthélemy Formery

Jun 8 2018
What is the secret behind FMAV’s success throughout the years? Our people! They make us who we are today and who we will be in the future. As Canada’s largest independently owned audiovisual company, FMAV has more than 250 staff across seven offices from coast to coast, and it’s our people who make us a ...

Industry Certifications: Experts Discuss Why to Get Certified

Jun 4 2018
There are many different certifications available and several designations that correspond to different niches within the events Industry. In our recent webinar: Why Get Certified, we spoke with Elizabeth Nutting, CSEP, Production Canada, Past President ILEA Toronto and Joanne Rockwood, CMP, CMM, Conference Manager, University of British Colombia, President of PCMA West, to help you ...

Encore Canada Whistler Achieves Sustainability Certification

May 31 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Encore Canada Whistler Achieves Sustainability Certification Whistler, BC — May 31, 2018 — In partnership with Tourism Whistler and the Whistler Conference Centre, Encore Canada has recertified their Level One of the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards. The certification covers nine comprehensive standards for environmentally sustainable meetings introduced by the Events Industry ...

Ways to Incorporate the Outdoors at your Event

May 16 2018
After what seems like a very long winter, warm weather is very much welcome this year.  Many event planners are gearing up for the outdoor event season of concerts, weddings, and retreats. But no matter what type of events you plan, using the outdoors to your advantage has a refreshing experience for your attendees when ...

Are Trade Shows Phasing Out?

May 11 2018
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