Our team was in the beautiful city of Venice last week, delivering an internal Leadership Event for a Global Investment Client.

Venue, The JW Marriott Venice resort and Spa.

100 of the company’s leaders from across the EMEA region came together for the conference, so the venue needed to be little bit special.

Secluded on its own private island– Isola delle Rose – yet a quick boat ride from St. Mark’s Square, the JW Marriott Resort, Venice boasts beautiful gardens with breath-taking views of the Venice skyline. An on-site conference centre offers a variety of room options. The main event took place in the spectacular Venezia Ballroom, with delegates moving to smaller meeting rooms for breakout sessions.


We used a High Definition Absen LED wall centre stage. This was built to a size of 10.5m x 3m and put onto raised staging to a height of 2m to ensure all delegates had a clear view. An informal seating style with comfortable chairs and coffee tables gave a relaxed feel, designed to encourage audience participation.

Between presentations delegates divided into small groups for breakout sessions. Armed with flipcharts and pens, the groups were given time to discuss and generate ideas. Each group had a hand held mic with which to present their thoughts back to the wider floor.


Working on a private island was wonderful – but inevitably not without it’s complications. First Network provided all the AV equipment for the event, every piece of which had to be brought in by barge. Our 45ft artic truck was loaded in our West London Warehouse, driven overnight to Italy and then floated onto the Isola Rosse by boat. We had to allow extra time to take account of the rise and fall of the local tides – something of a novelty for our Northolt logistics crew.

Leadership Event Delegates were accommodated at the venue itself and enjoyed a series of team-building and networking activities, including evening drinks at the rooftop bar and a scavenger hunt around the city.

The event was a huge success. We thoroughly enjoyed working in this fabulous city and would like to congratulate all those involved.