It had been way too long between mixers, but schedules and workload kept getting in the way of getting things organized. The demand is certainly still there, though, and we are now expecting at least 50 people to the industry networking mixer tonight in downtown Toronto.
I know that because I did an EventBrite thing (like we did for the Preset Group mixer in Las Vegas two weeks ago) and already have in excess of 40 names registered, and lots of separate email confirmations of attendance. I will miss some (or many), but attendees include people from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Adcentricity, Planet-Tek, Agency59, OneStop Media, CODACAN, COMB, PeopleCount, Scala, Capital Networks, Cineplex and Christie Digital.
For those unfamiliar with the proceedings, it’s a totally relaxed networking night with no real agenda. The session is sponsored now and then, and Tony White from Best Buy For Business (based in Burnaby, BC) kindly offered to host the evening and perhaps buy a round.
The event is tonight at Shoeless Joe’s, King West at Duncan, starting at 6. We have a dedicated room. The venue is the old Philthy McNasty’s, which for reasons I can’t fathom did not make a go of it. The name somehow didn’t appeal as a pres-show dining spot to the people going to classical concerts across the street or Broadway shows down the block. Go figure.
If you can make it, do me a favor and register here. The free ticket you get is not needed at the door, but the registration process means we will have an email list to use in promoting future mixers.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than 13 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia.