In May, AV Strategies provided the audiovisual support for the G7 Finance Ministers Symposium in Whistler, BC.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, along with Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, co-hosted the meeting of G7 Finance and Development Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
Cantrav, one of Canada’s premier destination management and event production companies, hired us to deliver the audiovisual solution. That solution included audio, lighting, large LED flat panel displays, multi-camera video production, and a live stream of one of the sessions using IBM Cloud Video. Through our partnership with IBM, we stream video through our webcasting portal which provides a highly scalable and reliable platform for streaming both live and on-demand video.
The secured closed-circuit stream was viewed by media and government staff in other venues throughout Whistler, so they could remotely participate in the meeting.
This was another high-profile event that required AVS to deliver a multi-disciplined approach with complex technical and logistical requirements while having a minimal impact on the meeting.
AV Strategies has partnered with Vancouver Civic Theatres and 102.7 THE PEAK Vancouver’s Modern Rock, to present a FREE pop-up concert series, Summer Sounds, throughout July and August this summer. This 4-concert series will feature top music headliners, delicious food trucks, and the always popular patio bar.
Headliners for the pop-up series will remain top secret leading up to the event, so you’ll have to follow along on social media or listen to 102.7 The Peak for clues before the official announcement two weeks prior to each show.
We will be utilizing our S100 mobile stage and providing full concert audio production.
AVS will be posting the headliners on our Twitter feed as they are announced. The first headliner, performing Friday, July 20th has just been announced. Jon and Roy, a Victoria-based folk rock and reggae band, will kick off the series at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza).
It was a busy Canada Day weekend in Vancouver for AV Strategies. On Friday our client, GB Sound hired us to provide the audiovisual support including multi-camera IMAG, video projection, our D&B Audiotechnik V-series line array, and lighting for the President Bill Clinton along with James Patterson, who spoke about their new book, “The President in Missing” a novel that provides a front-row seat to the inner workings of the US political system and the Presidency. This highly attended event held in the West Ballrooms at the Vancouver Convention Centre required our team of audiovisual technicians to be extensively vetted by the US Secret Service.
A day later, we provided our Stageline SL260 portable stage to help Vancouver celebrate the 151st birthday of Canada at Canada Place. This award-winning event, presented by the Port of Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation’s capital.
Our client, BRANDLIVE, deemed the SL260 to be the perfect stage to handle the variety of acts performing and to accommodate the City of Vancouver’s stringent time requirements for load-in and load-out. We set-up the stage and lighting, on the evening prior to the event and were ready for performances that took place throughout the day on July 1st. The performances concluded at 6:00pm and we had the stage packed up and cleared by 8:30pm, well before crowds moved in to enjoy the fireworks. While the weather cooperated for the most part, it was nice to have the covered wing for the monitor mix position.