A few years back, we had to cancel an education event 15 minutes into a 4-hour curriculum because the WiFi was so bad none of the attendees could access the lesson.
It was the most helpless feeling in the world watching our tech partner do his best to find a solution, but there was none.
The event was a bust.
Today, WiFi is even more critical, which is why this headline caught my attention this week.
Deemed the “next generation of internet,” this cutting-edge wireless technology provides better connectivity in high-density space uses such as meetings, conventions, and galas where audiences congregate, and the demand for bandwidth is high.
Through OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access), a new technology in Wi-Fi 6, network performance is greatly improved, resulting in frictionless access to the internet, especially when large audiences with multiple devices are connected at Beanfield Centre.
“We worked with Exhibition Place to develop a fully customized solution that is unique to Beanfield Centre, ensuring that the venue gets the best capacity that Wi-Fi 6 has to offer along with robust performance,” said Greg White, Wireless Network Architect at Beanfield Metroconnect.
“The return to in-person events has seen an increased demand for enhanced digital connectivity as a result of industry trends, from webcasts and video streaming to hybrid events. We are meeting and exceeding these demands by offering complimentary WiFi to all convention and exhibition clients, exhibitors, and attendees at Enercare Centre and Beanfield Centre. Furthermore, as one of the few venues in Canada with Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, Beanfield Centre is positioned to thrive in this new landscape where frictionless hyper-connectivity is the norm.” said Exhibition Place General Manager Laura Purdy, CEM, CMM.
Author: Jason Koop is a writer, influencer, fan of Canadian event experiences, and the VP of Business Development with Canadian Special Events. After more than 15 years in the apparel industry managing accounts for some of the world’s largest designers like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Vanity Fair Corp, Jason was ready for a change. Combining his relationship-building skills with his marketing background and his new love for events, he has built the largest following of corporate event professionals in Canada for CSE and is helping to lead the brand to a new level of success.