Free Idea Fridays!

Growth 500: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
They say you are known by the company you keep and judging by this prestigious list, we are certainly in good company – Canada’s top 500 growing companies!
 
Check out who made the list at 492!   YES - aNd Logistix Inc. cracked the top 500 growing companies in Canada!
 
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Canadian Business and Maclean’s ranked aNd Logistix Inc. No. 492 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. The winners of the 31st annual Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies are the most ambitious, innovative and successful businesses in Canada.
 
Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and is now available online at CanadianBusiness.com and 
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“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 Program Manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”
 
aNd Logistix is proud to be on the Growth 500 ranking,” says CEO Dana Zita, CSEP, CMP. “This achievement reflects the strength of our nimble but mighty team. To be recognized for our steady and continuous growth on our 25th anniversary year is especially momentous.”
 
Happy Free Idea Friday!
 
Blog post by: Dana Zita
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Where have all the “GOOD” people gone?
With all the ethical questions surrounding the SNC-Lavalin affair here in Canada, news stories are full of references to the roles of ethical committees/commissions/boards.
 
I started thinking about how much an ethical committee really can do. Can they differentiante and weed out the BAD from the GOOD? Within the events/meeting industry, we follow a code of ethics. Or do we?
 
Do we really? Even in this era of instant news and social media commentary, the worst scandals seem to be swept under the rug.
 
We can’t ensure ethical behavior. It is near impossible to enforce it. We can only encourage it and educate others to be better professionals. I urge all my peers in the event and meeting planning field to encourage your industry association to find better ways to promote ethical behavior.
 
It comes down to self regulated personal principles.
 
Here are links to a few codes of ethical conduct that we should all re-read...
 
https://www.pcma.org/about/principles-of-professional-and-ethical-conduct/
 
https://www.mpiweb.org/docs/default-source/about-mpi-reports-more/mpi-principles-of-professionalism.pdf?sfvrsn=f93520ee_2
 
https://www.ileahub.com/Meet-ILEA/Professional-Conduct-Ethics
 
 
Just doing my part to educate on this Labour Day weekend!
 
 
Hope my “Free Idea” makes your Friday!
To learn more, please visit www.andlogistix.com

Blog post by: Dana Zita
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Supplier Spotlight
Way back in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium, Dana reached out to several of our suppliers to create a NEW IDEAS document to share with clients. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we asked our suppliers once more for fresh ideas to share with all of you.


Get Connected Lanyard:
Now you can provide attendees with a lanyard that does much more than just hang around! This one not only connects event-goers to your vivid four-colour brand imprint, but also connects your phone to your computer, car, anything with a USB port for its necessary charging. It’s a great way to double up the duty of your lanyards by also making them a fantastic give-away.

 
 

Stack a Ribbon Fun Packs:
Add some fun to your next meeting with these assorted ribbons for badges. These packs feature popular stack-a-ribbon event themes.  From Hipster Fun Packs to Warning Label Fun Packs, your attendees will love finding ribbons that represent themselves and their fellow attendees.
 
 
 





The Pillar Lanyard:
The Pillar's brushed silver design offers a sleek transition from lanyard to name badge; the satin polyester fabric and dye-sublimated, full-color process create "vivid" imprinting with intricate detailing of your logo. Certainly not an obtrusive "bauble" that overpowers the all-important name tag, but a subtle segue that allows the name, data and design on the tag to shine.
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Eco Friendly Options:
Going green for your next meeting?  Consider fully biodegradable name badges and Lanyards.
The lanyards are 100% organic cotton, exceptionally soft and 100% biodegradable. They come in a variety of attachments and can be customized with a sponsor or company logo. Our Bio PVC Holder has a special additive in the PVC that makes the entire holder fully biodegradable with zero toxic residue. ASTM tested safe for commercial and home compost so there's less landfill impact with every meeting!
 

 
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Best Journal Ever!
Hold cellphone (any size), business card holder, pen loop, envelope in back for receipts, notes, etc.
Walk into a meeting with this journal and you have all you need.
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2-in-1 Sports Bottle
Single-walled Tritan sports water bottle with Frost white screw-on PP top cap and spray lid. A trigger produces a fine mist to help you cool down. Perfect for the conference floor or golf course! Stay hydrated and keep cool.


 
 
 
 



Stainless Steel Straw Kits
Save our planet, one straw at a time with this 18/8 food grade stainless steel straw. The 5-piece set includes two straight straws, two bent straws, and one cleaning brush, packed in a drawstring cotton bag.
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Mobile Office Commuter Sleeve
Keep your mobile office up and running with a padded
sleeve to keep you organized when on the road!
 

 
 
 


Next Level Cool Conference Tote
Tired of the same boring giveaway tote bags? This stylish foldable tote is the world’s best all everything tote, and it comes in a plethora of fashion colours and patterns.
 
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What an exciting year as colour is back.
We were thrilled to be able to incorporate a wonderful grouping of the new yellow canvas
styling for a conference recently.
 
Our fashion forward setting truly brought the sunshine as yellow is one of the biggest hits of
the season.
 
We have all been suspended in a grey zone for
quite some time, but working closely with
aNd logistics we wanted to push the envelope
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The drapery as well as custom pillows in a pineapple print was greeted with such a complimentary vibe that attendees gathered and enjoyed our lounge with their down time in between sessions.
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Another new and exciting trend this year is the new neutrals.
Organic styles like green and beige are being welcomed into the market as they have been missing for so long.
Green reminds us of regrowth and creates a perfect base for any design.
Beige or a biscotti shade seems to relax our clients and bring that natural organic feeling back.
  
 
 

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CCR used elaborate laser lighting and intelligent lighting to create the atmosphere for a performance/entertainment driven industry gala night.
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This centre stage showcased the creative use of a custom designed set, projection mapping, and intelligent lighting to create a high-impact sales-kick off in an arena.
 



This Loblaws event involved the usage of a very large wide format screen (about 120’) with multiple projectors and screen blending. It included custom produced content as well as various types of lighting, including LEDs and Movers to create the desired effect.
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This Sunlife event involved using a customized and blended semi-circle screen that was driven by custom produced content as the backdrop. It also included outboard screens for content, as well as intelligent lighting to create the desired look and effect.

 
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Signage is key to so many elements of events and conference.  Saman Design shared these ideas that enhance the directional flow of guests.
 

 
 
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Registration is the usually the first point of contact and we love making it a great first impression.






 

  
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Large decals that look like museum displays make a great impact and establishes a distinctive vibe.







 

  




Don’t forget things like staircase. It’s a fanastic way to help brand the entire space creating a customized atmospher


 
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Centrepieces don’t have to be flowers. This unique silouette of cityscapes worked great with the theme of the event and the sponsor branding was a bonus feature.

 

 
Floor to Ceiling is an impactful look to grab attention
 
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And don’t forget the floor – these neon effect floor decals indicated the way to all the events taking place in the venue.

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2019 Canadian Event Industry Awards Nominees
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The aNd Logistix team is delighted to have qualified as finalists for the 2019 Canadian Event Industry Awards! Our dedication to planning and delivering high-quality events has awarded us nominations in three different categories: Best Conference, Best Trade Show or Exposition and one we are extremely proud of – team member Sandra DaMota has been nominated for Emerging Industry Leader.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who collaborated with us to create such incredible events, and our amazing staff who consistently work to craft the best events possible!

Our Partners
GES
Stronco Show Services
CCR Solutions
FMAV
Saman Designs
Articulations
InOrbital
Ideavations
Divine Furniture Rental
Susan Murray International
Happenings
AirStar

Venues
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto
 
Talent
Sophia the Humanoid
The Lost Fingers
Rick Mercer
Steven Page
Barista Brian
Barbra Lica Quintet

 
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In Honour of J. Charles Grieco
This week’s Free Idea Friday is dedicated to J. Charles Grieco, a distinqued member of Toronto’s hospitality community who passed away this week.
 
To call him a pioneer is an understatement since his own mind set was so forward thinking – a maverick is definitely more like it!  Hospitality was not a job, it was a vocation.
 
During his highly successful 35-year career as owner of the renown La Scala Restaurant, he and the Grieco family set a new standard for fine dining and fine wines in Toronto.
 
His accomplishments later on in life are what resonate most for me, with his leadership of the Ontario Hostelry Institute in 1977 and subsequently becoming managing director at the Canadian Hospitality Foundation, which helped raise millions for student awards and support.
 
We can all learn from his own words:  “Great hospitality is taking however we felt before we came to the table, and making us feel a little better when we leave.”  For Mr. Grieco it wasn’t about what you did exactly or how timely the service was or the food you plated or what wine you offered -  but how you made people feel around the table.
 
Saluti to you Sir – your inspiration will live on through our memories of sharing many a table with you.  It was my privilege.
 

 
Blog Post by: Dana Zita
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Celebrating 25 Years!

With a new year comes a fresh mindset, letting new ideas flow and embracing motivation at an all-time high!  Most of us begin the new year with resolutions of promises to achieve a certain goal or to stop a nagging habit. As a corporate team, our New Year’s resolution is the continuation of exceptional work ethics and the drive to exceed last year’s achievements.

This year, aNd Logistix is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Time flies when you love what you do! aNd Logistix was established in December 1993 and has experienced lots of change since then. We are proud to continuously organize and execute successful events year after year. We have had the pleasure of forming strong relationships with both clients and team members, that have played such an important role in helping us grow and improve. aNd Logistix is proud to have introduced policies and prompted discussion in the workplace concerning the promotion of inclusion, diversity and an overall safe, enjoyable work environment throughout the past 25 years. This positive open-mindedness has enabled us to work with people from different professional backgrounds and lifestyles. It’s helped us learn and expand our horizons to create a professional organization with a genuine, personal touch.

We enter 2019 with the same commitment and enthusiasm that has defined our corporation since the very beginning, and we would like to thank all of those who have been a part of this journey with us. 

 

A Special Thank You to Our Clients: Achieving 25 incredible years in business has only been made possible through having the opportunity to work with clients that have established such committed relationships as ours have, and that have always provided belief and support in our projects. We are very thankful to all our clients for helping us improve, overcome challenges and ultimately learn as a company. We hope to continue building our knowledge, share experiences and overall enjoying the advice, collaboration and friendship that our clients have demonstrated throughout these 25 years. The team at aNd Logistix thanks you again and wishes all of you Happy New Year!

  


A Special Thank You to Our Team Members: The projects we undertake at aNd Logistix require dedication, attention to detail, positivity and an unwavering work ethic. We are extremely fortunate to have a team that is so devoted to doing their jobs with the utmost effort. It has been an absolute pleasure working with every member of the aNd Logistix team that brings a different and unique perspective to each project. We are looking forward to another year of such unbelievable teamwork!

2019 marks such a major milestone for aNd Logistix, we are welcoming it with a renewed sense of vigor and purpose! We cannot wait to see what the new year has in store for us!

Don't forget to check out our instagram @andlogistix - we'll be sharing fun memories throughout the year!
 

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