CITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome more than 60 exhibitors and over 1,200 visitors to Montreal for the third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from April 12-13, 2017. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets.
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The NAB Show will be returning to Las Vegas from April 22-27, 2017. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content across all platforms. The theme for this year’s show is The M.E.T. Effect, meaning the intersection of media, entertainment, and technology, fueled by internet connectivity and integrated systems.
This year, the specialized exhibit areas include the Post-Production Campus, Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion, and the Futures Park, which features demonstrations of high-tech media developments in progress, prototypes, and products not yet available for sale from research laboratories in the United States and around the world.
Rob Hofkamp has been appointed to the position of North American director of operations at Void Acoustics.
Hofkamp brings his many years of experience to British loudspeaker manufacturer Void Acoustics to manage its North American operations. His plans are to build on the success Void has experienced throughout the world and expand their dealer base in North America. The introduction of Hofkamp comes at a time of major expansion for Void Acoustics that has also seen industry veteran David Bissett-Powell join the company.
KV2 Audio is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. In 2002, KV2 began its journey in a small cottage tucked away in the forests of Southern Bohemia near the Czech town of Milevsko. In January of 2003, the ES System was released at the NAMM Show “and the rest as they say is history,” as the company says.
“Very well known in the Ontario market; David brings his wealth of experience and dynamic high energy approach to bear as we continue to experience rapid growth in Ontario,” says Kosters. “David’s varied and extensive background in lighting, video, and sound along with his technical depth and customer-centric approach adds significant value to our offerings.”
Metalworks Institute has introduced three new undergraduate programs: Event Planning & Management, Live Sound, and Stage Lighting & Video. Another addition is the college’s first post-graduate program – Music Mixing & Mastering.
Thorvin Electronics has announced the appointment of Fernando Cienfuegos. He will be responsible for Thorvin’s sales in Western Canada.
The company says Cienfuegos has a very strong technical background with a master’s degree in the field of audiovisual communications. He has collaborated on video production with the University of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
InfoComm International has named Heidi A. Voorhees, MBA, CAE, as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Voorhees will lead InfoComm’s North American operations and global marketing and communication efforts.
With 20 years of trade association and private business experience, Voorhees brings to InfoComm significant expertise in operations management and strategic planning. She spent nearly 10 years at SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company, where she oversaw meetings, conventions, trade shows, and executive events for anywhere from 10 to 20,000 participants. Voorhees also has experience in association marketing and trade show management from her time as VP of strategic initiatives at the Institute of Food Technologists and Sr. VP at Experient, a leading global event company.
Contact Distribution has announced the re-appointment of Harry Boyce as western regional manager for the four western provinces, as well as the appointment of Marc Bureau as their eastern regional sales manager. Bureau’s territory encompasses all areas for the eastern region of Quebec and the Maritimes, including Ontario east of Smith Falls, which includes Ottawa.
d&b audiotechnik has appointed Stephan Greiner as chief sales officer. Greiner now serves as a member of the managing board, reporting directly to CEO Amnon Harman.
Greiner succeeds Hans-Peter Nüdling, taking responsibility for global sales and sales operations, as well as education, application support, and product services.