AV Alliance News Round-Up | Summer 2023 – Part 2

AV Alliance News Round-Up | Summer 2023 – Part 2

In the second part of the Summer Edition of our social media round-up we look back on the top news, projects, and updates by our AV Alliance members around the world in June and July, 2023! 

AVP | Brussels, Belgium

Earlier this summer our Belgian member company AVP provided AV equipment for Erasme ULB Hospital‘s live-streamed medical interventions, as well as the auditorium where an audience could follow the surgeries in real-time during the Gastroenterology and Endotherapy European Workshop (GEEW) week in Brussels in June. The entire event was also livestreamed to online audiences. 

This year’s GEEW, which also celebrated its 40th anniversary, brought together over 400 gastroenterologists, surgeons and endoscopy nurses from around the world to learn, connect, and elevate their practice to new heights. Through state-of-the-art lectures, interactive “how-I-do-it” discussions, and immersive hands-on sessions, attendees had the privilege of meeting and learning from world-class experts in the field.

Brill AV Media | Warsaw, Poland

Our Warsaw-based member company Brill AV Media  was responsible for preparing projects and delivering full event technology for three separate events dedicated to Mercedes-Benz‘s electric fleet. These events took place at  ATM Studio in Warsaw, the Auto Idea showroom in Olsztyn, and in Białystok’s  at the Podlaska Opera and Orchestra. The purpose of the three events was to let guests get acquainted with the entire fleet of EQ models, introducing them to the world of electromobility, as well as a sneak peek of the latest model of the EQE SUV ahead of its launch.

Dorier SA | Geneva, Switzerland

Back in June the 13th World Chambers Congress took place in the capital of global governance, Geneva, Switzerland, to promote a future made of peace, prosperity, and economic transformations. Our local member company, Dorier Group, supported co-organizers CCIG ( Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Services) with creating the perfect audiovisual environment to stage the discussions and connect voices from the public and private sectors. 
Check out their post by clicking the photo below: here
Dorier Group - 13th World Chambers Congress

In July, Geneva became the AI hotspot as the International Telecommunication Union hosted the AI for Good Summit, an influential platform driving AI advancements in global development priorities such as health, climate, and gender equality. After being involved in the 2019 event, this year our member company Dorier Group was once again responsible for the AV production of the summit, and also joined the digital AI generative art exhibition and conducted engaging workshops on immersive AI experiences, including one where participants could chat with Maradona in VR.

AV MEDIA Events | Prague, Czech Republic

At the end of June our Prague-based member AV MEDIA Events took part in the official launch of the brand new  Ferrari Roma Spider on the Czech market. AV MEDIA supplied a complete sound and lighting system for the event, which took place at the Prague Eventery, including operators or a kabuki falling tire system.

Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik | Stuttgart, Germany

In June the Porsche Museum celebrated the 75th anniversary of its legendary Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster receiving its general permit, and with that the beginning of the renowned sports car manufacturer’s remarkable success story. Our member company Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik was the AV provider of the anniversary event in Zuffenhausen as the technical partner of the Porsche Museum. The team was also responsible for a fantastic and complex light show, as well as an interactive AI installation on the facade of the museum.

Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik has once again had the privilege to profide audiovisual technology for Red Bull Gameball Royale, the content creator event of the year in Hamburg’s Sporthalle earlier this year. Using a combination of “Dodgeball” and “Battle Royale,” the event generated 1.7 million live views on TikTok, Twitch, and YouTube. The N&M team  supplied audio, lighting, video, and rigging, but also provided services of set construction, lighting design, content production, and real-time optical tracking to create an exceptional experience. The almost 200 m², 8K resolution LED floor in the middle of the hall was the highlight of the event.

As the full-service partner of the the Areal Böhler event hall, once an important location of the steel industry in Düsseldorf dating back to 1914, Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik was responsible for supplying lighting, audio, video, rigging, and three full stages for a corporate event of 3,500 guests to the old forging hall and water tower.

satis&fy AG| Berlin & Frankfurt, Germany | Hilversum, Netherlands | Portrland, OR, USA

At the end of June our German member company satis&fy supplied full technical support, including event concept and design, logistics, sound, lighting, video, stage construction and decoration, for the 9th Future State & Administration Congress in Berlin. The event, which drew in 2,000 participants and focused on topics such as administrative digitization, safe and future-serving IT infrastructure, or the citizen-focus of the state, took place at satis&fy’s partner location WECC, the Westhafen Event & Convention Center Berlin, under the patronage of the Bundesministerium des Innern und für Heimat (Federal Ministry of the Interior). In cooperation with the WECC team, satis&fy took care of 5,000 m2 of exhibition & event space (both indoor & outdoor), 78 exhibition stands and lounges, as well as several stages & workshop areas.

The Fredenhagenhalle – satis&fy’s partner location – in Frankfurt welcomed the Copetri Convention 2023 earlier this year, which hosted over 4,000 participants and more than 100 exhibitors over the course of two days and six stages. The Copetri Convention is the only event in the DACH region that focuses on a trifecta in terms of concept and content: it combines themes — people, transformation and innovation — with a mix of networking, exhibition and conference. Our member satis&fy supported the event with concept design and execution, sustainable stand construction, and of course sound, video, and lighting throughout the duration of the convention, including all of its lectures, workshops, networking features, and much more.

Les Productions Expert’ease | Montréal, Canada

The Festival d’Été de Québec – the Quebec Summer Festival – is an 11-day event that runs annually every July and features some of the biggest local & international artists. Our Montréal-based Canadian member company Les Productions Expert’ease and its Québec team were there this year to provide audiovisual and event production support for the festival.

Reynold’s Sound & Lighting Services | Bangalore, India

Felix Remedios, managing director of our Bangalore-based member company and family business Reynold’s Sound & Lighting Services, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Special Contribution to the Indian Event Industry on July 14th at the WOW Awards Asia 2023 in Mumbai. A well-deserved recognition for all his dedication to our industry for over four decades – congratulations, Felix!

Eclipse Global | London, UK

Eventual FA Cup winner Manchester City had tasked one of our London-based members, Eclipse Global with designing a full-production event experience to celebrate the FA Cup Final. This private event featured lighting effects matching the Man City colour palette, screens and console for children to play, a 10-meter wide stage to receive all the players after the game, a sound system to cover the whole ballroom and the pre-function area for 700 attendees, a 12-foot diameter bar equipped with LED lighting, and approximately 100 furniture items – all matching the Man City branding.

VIDELIO Events | Paris, Cannes, Toulouse – France

Out French member company Videlio announced that it had recycled 21.84 tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment waste (WEEE) in 2022. This amount is significantly higher than the same recycled waste Videlio recorded in the previous years: 10 tonnes in 2021, and 6.5 tonnes in 2020.

WEEE means waste of electrical and electronic equipment (also known as e-waste), and has many different categories. Of course some of these also apply to the audiovisual sector: for instance IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer equipment and electric or electronic tools – all in all anything used in the audiovisual industry, from batteries to printers and computers, from screens to luminaries, from cables to cameras, cell phones, GPS, etc.

Videlio Group is committed to achieve a better impact on the environment, and to operate under exemplary waste management and recycling principles

Just like every year for the past two decades, Videlio’s post-production team supplied dozens of image editing, mixing, centralized storage, and transcoding stations to the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival 2023. These technical tools delivered and  implemented by Videlio enabled all media professionals covering the festival to create their content on site under the same conditions as their daily editorials and productions do in the studio.

RLA LATAM | Santiago, Chile

Our Chilean AV Alliance member RLA LATAM is the official Event Services & Technologies partner of FIEXPO Latin America. The 2023 edition of the trade show hosted in Panama City Panama, for which RLA provided full audiovisual support, attracted more than 1,800 tourism professionals, including specialized suppliers, meeting organizers and corporate event professionals from the USA, Canada, Europe, and of course Latin America this June.

Over 25,000 people voted online for the best of the best of peruvian gastronomy at the very first Premios Somos gastronomy awards. The 40+ winners were selected from Peru’s most outstanding chefs, new talents who are revolutionizing Peruvian cuisine, the most popular dishes, signature creations, as well as gastronomy journalists and content creators. The awards ceremony took place on July 17 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barranco, Peru, with the full audiovisual support of RLA LATAM.

Once the summer is over, we will be back again with fresh news from the members of our global network.

Until then, we invite you to get in touch with us and find out what our AV Alliance members can do for you and your event!