In 2011, deep in the middle of the Great Recession, it was easy to see the impact the economic unrest had on the meetings and events industry. There were fewer meetings, less travel, budget cuts, and a seismic shift in the way organizations sourced their meeting spend. Planners got smart – really fast – and it was clear that they would never fully return to their old ways. Our founders, Mike Ruocco and Simo Sadik, believed that the industry needed a new and disruptive service that focused on customer centricity and lowered cost by embracing the new shared economy. They began planning for innoVia.
innoVia Productions opened its doors in February 2012 with two employees, one customer, a sound business plan, and a ton of passion.
Today, we’re recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry with more than a dozen full-time employees and 200+ trusted partners traveling the world to produce hundreds of meetings every year.
Meetings and events are critical to any organization. They convey messages, build brands, better company cultures, motivate customers, reward members, and so much more. Our employees take our values to heart: be innovative, consistent, customer centric, empathetic, and knowledgeable. We understand how important these events are to the planners we work with every day.
Empathy is a particularly treasured superpower at innoVia. We believe in long-lasting and authentic relationships, rooted in genuinely understanding our clients, their attendees, and their event goals.
We aim to make our clients proud of the meetings and events we help develop and strive to continue raising the bar for live production.
Green and Glocal Innovation
The client is center stage in our globally local - "glocal" - approach. We secure our audiovisual equipment and labor from strategically-partnered vendors all over the world, eliminating inventory and personnel overhead costs. We offer global reach via local resources.
We build solutions based on your event’s true needs, not on what ageing equipment needs to be moved from a warehouse shelf. Sourcing from multiple vendors gets you new and local gear that fits your show best.
Our technology is consistently priced between different cities, states, and even countries. The projector you get for your New York event is the same price as the projector you get for your Tokyo event.
We're doing our part to make the world a greener place. We don't ship, freight, or move gear from show to show.