Client: Global Leadership conference for A Major Global Investment Company

Venue: Munchenbryggeriet (‘The Brewery’)  Stockholm

The Brief

First Network were appointed to deliver a Global Leadership Conference and gala dinner for one of our key Investment Company clients.

The 3-day conference was attended by almost 150 of the company’s Global MDs and senior management. Delegates came from all over the world to take part in a series of leadership talks, strategy and planning sessions, interactive results presentations and panel debates. The event provided a rare opportunity for participants to meet and network with their colleagues from around the globe and required flawless delivery.

Stockholm’s celebrated ‘Munchenbryggeriet’ or Munich Brewery, was the perfect venue. The Brewery has far-reaching views across the old city and the Baltic Sea through the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows of its main conference rooms. The fresh and modern feel of the venue gave the event a vibrant ambience – a twist on the more traditional hotel conference centre.

All aspects of the conference ran smoothly and to plan. Our team enjoyed a taste of Swedish culture and the long Scandinavian summer days.

A big ‘bra gjort’ to all involved!

The Solution

First Network sent a 40ft artic truck of kit on the 1200-mile 3-day journey to Stockholm. The equipment arrived on schedule early Monday morning ready to set up for the following day.

Our team of 15 included technicians, camera operators, project managers and sound engineers. A professional show caller was also appointed to cue the lights, video and audio.  Our famous LED wall took centre stage once again. Constructed to dimensions of 11.5m x 2.5m, it provided a striking and practical backdrop to presentations.

Pip images on screen included live action camera footage and IMAG. Presentations were also live-streamed via webcast for the benefit of those delegates unable to attend in person.

This was an internal Global Leadership Conference and as such the vibe was dynamic, upbeat and relatively informal. Presentations played to a  Scandinavian theme with presenters dressed as Vikings, the inclusion of a traditional Swedish Fika Cafe on stage and even a designated ABBA day!

The venue has an unusual vaulted ceiling with different eaves levels which posed some logistical complications. But at First Network we love a challenge! Custom-built twin trusses were installed to accommodate lighting rigs and speakers. The LED wall also had to be carefully engineered to fit snugly under the tiered ceiling levels.

Delegates were able to interact with presenters via our client’s Event Polling App, casting votes via phone or tablet. The presenters were then able to switch seamlessly from question to the live results as they were recorded.

First Network provided branding around the venue in areas such as the registration desk, coat check and main reception.

The event culminated in an evening dinner celebration at Stockholm’s Vasa Museum.