Canadian Music Trade - June/July 2017 - Page 16

NEWS Expo-Scène Experiences Increased, More Diverse Attendance in 3 rd Year The third annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference returned 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 professional audio, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multi- media technology markets. This year, there were 75 exhibiting manufacturers and suppliers – including 12 new companies. The education com- ponent included more than 15 sessions on diverse topics such as lighting, audio, health and safety, special effects, and customs and transportation. This year, there was also an increase in visitors from outside Quebec, with 67 per cent of registrants coming from Ontario, in addition to five per cent from the western provinces and six per cent from the Maritimes. There was also an increase of international registrations, with 21 per cent coming from the U.S. and a few coming from Europe. Next year’s Expo-Scène will again be at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from March 28-29, 2018. For more information, contact CITT: 514-504-9998, info@citt.org, www.citt.org. 16 CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE