Canadian Event Industry Awards 2019
Congratulations to our clients on their outstanding achievement in making the 2019 National Award Finalists for the Canadian Event Industry Awards.
The Canadian Event Industry Awards is a trademark of achievement in the Canadian event and meeting industry. It recognizes and celebrates event and meeting professionals from each major discipline of the industry for their hard work, talent, and unparalleled success. The awards program has become a globally recognized symbol of excellence, as well as a powerful launching pad for companies looking to establish themselves in a competitive marketplace.
Congratulations to our clients and partners on their outstanding events that made the 2019 National Award Finalists!
Best Audio Visual Design for an Event & Best Conference
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources BC & Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) Conference + Tradeshow 2018 – Vancouver, BC
FMAV partnered with Certified Human Resources Professional (CPHR) on their 55th annual HR Conference and Tradeshow. The event brings together more than 1,200 attendees each year from across British Columbia and Yukon. Consisting of a main plenary, concurrent breakout sessions, tradeshow, and executive forums.
FMAV collaborated with the client to utilize technical design thinking to deliver the ‘Impact Starts with You’ theme throughout all the event components, and a stakeholder experience that resulted in 20% increase in sponsorship, 10% increase in attendance and an attendee overall satisfaction rating for the conference rating a strong 91%. Through expert design consultation, solid reliable technology solutions and true alignment with the association’s objectives, the 2018 conference and tradeshow was the most successful to date.
Best Event Produced By an In-House Team at a Venue or Corporation
Nicola Wealth Management Lead/IMPACT – Vancouver, BC
Nicola Wealth Management’s Lead/IMPACT event brought together over 300 invite-only affluent business leaders to connect on ways to optimize their philanthropy and community endeavors. Held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, Lead/IMPACT is a one of a kind event that provides thought leadership; supporting passionate leaders in their pursuit of continuous growth, gaining insight and experience to help drive their businesses and communication.
Our modular stage set was configured and projection mapped to emphasize the slash motif and to fit well with the event space, in addition to reinforcing key messaging in an impactful way.
With the disruptive design mandate there is always a risk of it becoming uncomfortable for attendees however through the design, the team was able to create a relaxed experience that encourages meaningful conversations and fellowship, to achieve the event objectives.
Best Technical Support for an Event
O2E Brands Kick-Off 2018 – Vancouver, BC
We partnered with O2E Brands to provide audio visual solutions for their annual conference with 700 attendees from across the globe. The O2E Brands model stands for ordinary “2”exceptional. With brands like 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine, they are known for building the most innovative, customer-centric brands on the market. This being our 4th year, we worked closely with the client to unite, educate, and motivate diverse service areas and align them with O2E’s values and future direction through careful and intentional technical design.
Travel Alberta Industry Conference (TAIC) 2018 – Banff, Alberta
Held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, the annual Travel Alberta Industry Conference (TAIC) is a key part of Travel Alberta’s strategy to strengthen Alberta’s competitive advantage, providing more than 600 Alberta tourism industry operators with an opportunity to network, learn and celebrate. The theme of the 2018 TAIC was ‘Ready to Engage’. For the 18th year in a row, FMAV was honored to partner with Travel Alberta to help them achieve their overall event objectives and stage a very successful event for all stakeholders.
“I would like to thank-you for your professionalism and support on this year’s Travel Alberta Conference. Each year your team does a fantastic job on a scale that is amazing. Our delegates feedback has been great. The on-going support and entire production of the Conference never ceases to impress our attendees and our team. We look forward to next year. I know everyone has already moved on to the next big event but please take some time and bask in your success. I very much appreciate our partnership and all that you do to help make our Conference awesome! Please pass along a Humongous thank-you for all that your team does for us!” – Colleen Reed, Travel Alberta Team Member, Director, Industry Events and Marketplaces.
Rogers Upfronts 2018 – Toronto, Ontario
We partnered with Production Canada, and Rogers to create, build, and execute a never before seen environment to showcase the 2019 Media Upfronts. The request was to ‘push the limits’ with regards to the space, and experience of the attendees. Working closely with the client’s content team, we educated through collaboration in workflow as well as finding the pieces that fit well, and identifying the pieces that would not be ideal for the attendee experience.
Most Outstanding Over $200,000
Fifth Element Group for Toronto Region Board of Trade Annual Dinner
Best Corporate Team Building Event
Altitude C, Montreal, QC for Roche’s Dx Annual Meeting 2018
Best Event for a High Profile Charity
Hala Events & Communications Inc., Toronto, ON for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation: Boots N’ Ball Gowns
The annual Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Black Tie Gala is about raising awareness to what the foundation does for the community and families it supports. What better way of creating awareness than creating an event that truly engages the audience. FMAV is proud to support the event and our partnership with Tim Hortons by providing our audiovisual and event technology services to help them reach their goals. Bringing innovation together with one of North America’s largest and growing restaurant brands, the reception featured an interactive virtual reality component that had attendees fully immersed in the brand messaging and event experience