News & Articles - live events

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    Understanding Lighting Equipment Cost

      When it comes to organizing live events and meetings, the ambiance and visual presentation can significantly impact the overall experience. Lighting is a crucial component of this, setting the mood and highlighting key elements of the event. However, navigating the costs and options for lighting and AV equipment can be daunting for event organizers and planners. Some costs can seem low or high depending on the supplier, making event planners scratch their heads and ask why. Here are the…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations

  • The Great Comeback of Live Events

      In the darkest days of COVID, event organizers had no choice but to take their gatherings online. A host of new virtual event platforms arose, and there were questions as to whether anyone would ever go back to in-person events. However this year we saw a resurgence in live events that exceeded all expectations. It seems event organizers, and attendees too, can’t wait to get back to meeting in-person. Late in 2021 we saw trailblazers like Salesforce host their…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Shaw Centre Strikes New Partnership for Show Services

    Ottawa’s Shaw Centre has partnered with global live events company GES for show services. “GES’s global experience will bring a fresh new perspective while continuing to provide the high-level of customer service our clients have come to expect,” says Josh Verch, Shaw Centre’s director of marketing and partnerships. With this new partnership, GES becomes the exclusive provider for material handling and the preferred provider of event rentals, custom exhibits, labour, customs and transportation. The contract is for five years. “We…

    Breaking News

  • Global Live Events Company Announces Team Addition

    Jeff Stelmach has joined live events company GES as global president of brand experiences. With leadership experience in growing successful agencies in the event marketing space, GES says Stelmach’s appointment will significantly bolster its growing experiential practice. “(Jeff) has a proven track record in starting and building successful top-tier agencies with strong company cultures,” says Steve Moster, president and CEO of GES-owned Viad Corp. “His unique set of skills in building industry-leading teams and working alongside some of the world’s…

    Breaking News

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    The First Step to Strategically Moving Back into Live Events

    Recently, Black in Events Network hosted an online event with Kimberly Corbin, co-founder and managing partner for Meeting Shields, LLC, the largest 100 per cent woman and minority owned full-service protection and emergency management preparedness firm globally. Corbin also has 14 years of senior level experience in the hospitality and meetings industry. As we move into live, in-person events again, wherever you are in the world, what matters most is making sure you follow protocol and listen to whatever the…

    Event Operations

  • Event Companies come Together to Elevate Remote Live Experiences

    Two Western Canadian event companies have teamed up to tackle the growing demand for high-end hybrid and virtual events. Experience Factory, a joint venture by OneWest Event Design and Orange Frog Productions, is a 7,000-square-foot private broadcasting studio and hybrid event space fully equipped with both the technology and talent to deliver a virtual event on par with the streaming services, cable networks and awards shows regularly enjoyed remotely. OneWest is an event management and design company in Calgary and…

    Breaking News

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    What Events May Look Like After the COVID-19 Pandemic

    COVID-19 has stopped meetings and events in their tracks. But although an unprecedented time for the industry, it will undoubtedly recover. “I am strongly convinced the physical event business will bounce back,” says best-selling author and frequent public speaker, David Meerman Scott, who studies how neuroscience affects behaviour. “Humans crave physical interaction with other humans. We want to be part of a tribe — that’s baked into our neuroscience. Our brains thrive around being around people who are just like…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations

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