Lightspeed Partners with Montréal’s 5th Annual MURAL Festival

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Montreal-based cloud-based point-of-sale platform Lightspeed has partnered with Montréal’s popular MURAL Festival, as the official retail and restaurant point of sale. The 11-day festival runs through until Fathers Day, June 18, on Boulevard Saint-Laurent.

Lightspeed’s omnichannel product, eCommerce platform and restaurant solution are powering all transactional aspects of MURAL Festival, offering the vibrant cultural event a seamless POS system throughout the Festival.

The event is being very well attended — MURAL Festival is one of the most vibrant displays of urban art, and it saw more than 1.3 million visitors in 2016. The Festival merges the best of the city’s booming arts, culture, and food scenes — from live murals, to musical concerts, to conferences and exhibitions, the festival brings together a global community in the heart of Montreal: Canada’s diverse arts, culture and technology hub.

“Lightspeed is proud to support the expansive arts and culture community in our home city of Montréal through this year’s partnership with MURAL Festival,” said Lightspeed Founder and CEO Dax Dasilva. 

Pierre-Alain Benoit, Directeur general, Festival international d’art public MURAL said, “Lightspeed is a prominent fixture in our city, providing local independent businesses with the technology tools they need to thrive and grow. Through this partnership, Lightspeed will help us centralize our data, sell 365 days a year, and power all of our hospitality services during the festival.”

Lightspeed offers users a powerful cloud-based point of sale system. It’s designed for retailers to sell anywhere – in-store, online or both, with the help of Lightspeed’s omnichannel platform. Lightspeed powers more than 45,000 retailers and manages $15 billion in transactions across 100 countries, said founder and CEO, Dax Dasilva. 

The company was founded in 2005 by Mr. Dasilva, beginning with four employees working out of a Montreal apartment. It now boasts over 500 staff in eight offices around the world. Lightspeed has quickly expanded its offering with a POS for restaurants, an eCommerce platform and an omnichannel selling solution, helping businesses streamline their operations and improve customer service by bringing together inventory, customer management, sales and analytics into a single platform. 



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