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Roland Pro AV Canada Names Russell Williams as National Sales Manager Roland Canada has announced the hiring of Russell Williams as its new national sales manager for the professional AV division. He is based out of Toronto. As a product sales specialist, Williams has spent 20 years in various countries working within the pro AV, photo, and print industries. In addition, he is trained as a commercial photographer with education in video production and editing. Williams says he is excited to move back to his roots in manufacturer sales, applying his experience to help and support Roland’s professional AV division. Of his recent appointment, Williams says, “I am really excited to join Roland as the new national sales manager for pro AV. I have some big shoes to fill.” Williams can be reached directly at and 647-361-2080, ext 209. For more information, contact Roland Pro AV Canada: 647-361-2080,, Russell Williams LFI Conference to Address Smart Cities, Light & Health & More Running from May 6-10, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, the Lightfair International (LFI) conference will bring together thought leaders from around the globe to deliver the latest knowledge on the future of light, technology, design, and connectivity. The pre-conference Lightfair Institute will be held from May 6-7 with the trade show and confer- ence happening from May 8-10. The five-day conference program will feature 72 courses with 121 speakers presenting the latest information and concepts to attendees representing a broad spectrum of industries. As well, LFI 2018 will offer its first-ever Smart Cities Forum. Smart cities are leading lighting into the Internet of Things (IoT) where lighting enables digital technologies critical to the expansion of city services. As well, the Light & Health Forum will return for its third year and continues to explore the non-visual effects of light, not only on humans, but also plants and wildlife. LFI will also offer 60-minute sessions that feature a shorter course format while covering relevant topics such as daylight, IoT lighting systems, sky glow, restaurant lighting, tunable light specification, 3D printing, intelligent buildings, retrofits, network security, medical facility lighting, and Li-Fi. For more information, contact LFI: 404-220- 2220,, Winter 2017 | 11