A Special Thank You for Our 15th Anniversary
AVentPro is celebrating 15 years in business, and after the last 18 months, this milestone feels even more momentous. We owe our continuing success to the clients who we’ve partnered with over the years, who have pushed us to never stop growing and evolving.
Our clients have inspired us to find innovative technological solutions and work as a team to fulfill the visions they have for their events, or to help them create those visions. That inspiration has helped us stay ahead of market demands and made us able to weather challenges we never thought we’d face.
Innovating Solutions for Clients from the Beginning
Garry Hale launched AVentPro in 2006 with over 18 years of industry experience. The second event we ever did was in 2006 for Cindy Klassen, who had won five Olympic medals that year—an exciting event with a simple set up. Soon after that, another event presented a larger technological challenge, and we were determined to meet it.
The CFL Player Awards were being held in Winnipeg in conjunction with the 2006 Grey Cup Festival. We were asked to provide the technical support for the live two hour broadcast. Their unique request was for a curved screen, which our competitors said could not be done. We decided to start from “yes” and seek a solution for the client.
Looking to continue to expand AVentPro’s capabilities, Garry attended the Infocomm trade show that June. He discovered a company who had just rolled out its first curved screen. Just what we needed! When we came to the CFL with this solution, they were more than happy to extend their event budget so we could cooperate and put that plan into action. They were thrilled that we’d been able to give them a path to the experience and outcomes they wanted to share.
A spirit of collaboration and flexibility gave AVentPro a strong start, and it kicked off the first of many positive long term client relationships we’ve developed over our time in business.
Check out the photos below for another example of a client relationship that grew over time, a yearly event for the Insurance Brokers Association. You can see how the same event has developed and evolved over the years, demonstrating how we never become complacent.
Serving with Cutting-Edge Technology
One of the greatest tools and qualities at our disposal has been our openness to using new technology. It’s something that has helped us overcome problems that might seem unsolvable at first glance. The curved screen was only the beginning, and we’ve become known in the event space of Western Canada for having the cutting-edge equipment before others in the region.
We used this technology to our (and the community’s) advantage for several years, and we saw the potential that LED technology could continue to offer. Proactively following that thread would end up helping us to keep thriving as we were forced to adapt more than ever before.
Staying Ahead of Demand
As COVID continued, we began to think ahead about how we could use technology to drive demand. Right away, we converted our warehouse into a studio to make it possible to hold virtual and hybrid events. Our studio was the first in the province, and is the most technologically advanced. Our ability to quickly adapt to this situation paid it forward to our clients, letting them adapt as well and keep their businesses and nonprofits alive. AVentPro’s agility has helped these clients be more effective over the past 18 months than they would have been otherwise.
Now, as the potential for holding in-person events draws closer, we can offer a more versatile range of options. And of course, we are already seeking even more new ways to do so.
After 15 years, our clients still inspire us to seek proactive ways to create extraordinary outcomes. Through focusing on working as a team, innovating and solving problems with technology, and collaborating to bring our clients’ visions to life, we look forward to another 15 years of great business relationships and remarkable, boundary-pushing events.