Client: Major Global Investment Company

Venue: Istanbul

The Brief

Uniquely situated either side of the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul straddles both Asia and Europe. It is a truly world class city and provided a dramatic and exciting venue for our client’s International Investment Forum.

The Annual Forum brings together around 200 senior managers from all over Europe and is one of the key events in their corporate calendar.

The client needed a full solution agency to manage 3 days of conferences and evening programmes.

All in all this was a monumental event, and one which we are extremely proud to have been a part of.

The Solution

A glittering affair, the conference took place across two magnificent venues.

The first of these, the historic Ciragan Palace Hotel, boasts a spectacular terrace with breath-taking views across the Bosphorus. Here delegates were able to relax and socialise between sessions. The venue represented something of a logistical challenge to the team as all the AV equipment had to be lifted in by crane.

On the second evening, guests were taken by boat down the strait to the Esma Sultan Mansion for a gala dinner celebration with live music.

Other special touches included a bespoke ice sculpture carved in the shape of Istanbul’s iconic Aya Sofya mosque and an appearance by key speaker, astronaut and legend, Neil Armstrong.