After successfully delivering an event for the same client last year, Eclipse is delighted to be delivering nine conferences for an international client over the next three years.

The first conference of 2019 took place at Club Med in Nice, France, with training events for the company’s associates held in two parts for a total of 700 people across 2 dates.

As production partner, Eclipse was asked to create an exciting lighting concept that could add atmosphere to various elements of the event. Having recently invested in new lighting to push our capabilities even further, Clay Paky AXCOR beams and spots along with Maniacs and a Glaciator were added to the spec to give the show the extra wow factor.

The main screen within the conference was an edge blend solution using a 16m wide curved screen surface enabling the client to be even more creative with the conference content.

In addition to supplying AV equipment, Eclipse was tasked with the job of designing the conference’s entrance foyer. Large sails were rigged at height to cover the ceiling and a giant printed canvas screen displaying the agenda was installed to ensure delegates were kept up to speed with the event schedule.

The event was installed by 11 crew members from Eclipse as well as some local French crew. Seven members of Eclipse remained on-site to operate and manage the event with some remaining onsite for just shy of a month to ensure all went to plan.

Having an experienced and trusted crew to work such an event was essential for the client, who also made the decision to involve their production partner in the event’s planning process. Involving Eclipse from the start allowed for the planning of all eventualities. For example, after being let down by a local supplier last year, we took the decision to transport our own scissor lifts with us to France to avoid any potential issues.

Underpinning Eclipse’s vast experience, our meticulous project manager carried out careful calculations and liaised with lift manufacturers to resolve any logistical challenges ahead of time, ensuring truck loading and offloading was optimised.

This attention to detail, expertise, overall project management and the use of high-spec equipment was everything that the client required and we were delighted to deliver the perfect conference for their associates.

What they say

Yet again you provided a crew and the kit that allowed us to raise the bar and pull off a truly impressive show for almost 700 people over the course of the two events.

— Client spokesperson