Professional Lighting & Production - Fall 2017 - Page 10

ESTA Announces New Alliance with NAMM for 2018 Show AVL Now Distributing ROE Creative Display Products in Canada The Entertainment Services and Technol- ogy Association (ESTA) has announced an alliance with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) to work with them in expanding the NAMM Show to include a special focus on the live event technology community. This opportunity was made possible by the addition of a new building at the Anaheim Convention Center where the NAMM Show is held every January. The additional space will allow the 2018 edition to offer the event technology in- dustry a diverse show floor, more robust professional education, and a series of relevant networking events. Hall A of the convention centre will be transformed into a controlled environment, ideal for showcasing light- ing, rigging, and staging products and services. Professional development op- portunities, as advised by ESTA, will offer career-enhancing topics and education sessions designed for both established and emerging entertainment technology professionals. The convention centre’s arena will provide demo and hands-on opportunities to delve into each facet of entertainment technology. For more information, go to www.esta.org. wall systems targeted to concert tour- ing and special event production. “For some time now, our clients have been asking us to get behind an LED display product,” says Andrew Hope, managing director at AVL. “As this technology has begun to mature over the last few years, ROE has clearly defined its role as a market leader. We are proud to represent ROE in Canada.” For more information, contact AVL Media Group: 514-400-0110, salesinfo@avlmediagroup.com, www.avlmediagroup.com. ROE Visual, a subsidiary of Unilumin, has appointed AVL Media Group as the exclusive Canadian distributor of ROE Creative Display products. Founded in 2006, ROE Visual creates scalable LED creative display solutions, with a primary focus on modular LED Details Announced for Westbury’s Imagine Tech Showcase Westbury National has announced the date and location for this year’s edition of the Imagine technology showcase. The third annual showcase of AV, conferencing, entertainment, and performance technologies will be held at the Royal Conservatory of Music in downtown Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Imagine offers an opportunity for AV professionals to connect directly with manufacturers and industry experts while seeing, touch- ing, and testing the latest hardware, software, and other solutions. Exhibits and live demonstrations will be held throughout the Royal Conservatory’s facilities, including Koerner Hall, the multi-level Leslie + Anna Dan Galleria, and the Temerty Theatre. Registration is now open via Eventbrite. For more information, go to www.westbury.com. 10 | Fall 2017 (L-R) LS Media’s Hugo Larin; A.C. Lighting’s Bart Swinnen & Jean-Francois Canuel; Luminex’s Philippe Coudyser Luminex Partners with A.C. Lighting to Strengthen U.S. & Canadian Sales Force Belgium-based Luminex Network Intelligence has made A.C. Light- ing its primary North American distributor for the lighting market, while longtime partner LS Media will remain the distributor for Canada’s AV markets. “This is definitely an exciting time,” says Fred Mikeska, VP of U.S. and Canadian sales at A.C. Lighting Inc. “Luminex offers an incredible range of data distribution equipment for the professional lighting market. We have known Luminex for some time and are excited to finally share the brand and its products with the U.S. and Canadian marketplaces.” For more information, contact A.C. Lighting: 416-255-9494, FAX 416-255-3514, northamerica@aclighting.com, www.aclighting.com.