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We’ve Got Your Backdrop– picking an event backdrop style in 2019

A backdrop used to be just that – a painted curtain that was ‘dropped’ at the back of a stage; it literally ‘set the scene’ in a show.  In 2019, the concept is still the same, but backdrops can be printed, rigged, flown, or projected, and can be made of canvas, LED screens, moving objects, holograms or be totally virtual. Whatever your event, there’s a perfect backdrop that will enhance the theme and message you’re trying to convey, whatever your budget. Here’s Encore Event Technologies’ run-down of the tricks in our stage design toolkit… 

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Designing the stage set for this year's Oscars and more Academy Awards Week event highlights

Hollywood’s night of nights has once again inspired us with beautiful design concepts to carry across our events this year. Seeing the creativity and design thinking poured into each event concept is truly incredible. The monumental creation that was the set for this year’s 91st Academy Awards was designed by veteran production designer, David Korins – the name behind some of the world’s most mind-blowing sets for big names like Kayne West, Lady Gaga and a whole host of musicals. 

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Highlight Events of 2018

2018 was certainly an exciting year for Encore Event Technologies. Not only did we rebrand from Staging Connections, our teams delivered nearly 41, 000 events across the Asia Pacific for our clients - from conferences, gala dinners and incentives to sporting events, roadshows and everything in between! We continued our pursuit of the very latest event technologies, like gesture control, kinetic lighting, custom projection mapping, new digital signage products and touch-screen technology, as well as being awarded the Meetings Events Australia Special Event of the Year

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How to plan a successful roadshow event

Planning any event involves juggling a lot of moving parts, but the geographical spread of roadshows means there are even more moving parts to keep track of. Taking on such an event can prove to be very effective for you and your team or business strategy, but it requires quality planning from all angles. Whether you’re looking to launch a new product, educate your delegates, raise funds for a charity, recognise achievements or something else entirely, below are some key considerations to produce a successful roadshow. 

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Holographics: How to create mind-bending 3D illusions at your event

Hologram at Events
If you saw Australia’s own Dami Im perform at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, or Lady Gaga duet with the late David Bowie at the Grammys, you’ve seen the amazing potential of this technology to astonish audiences. The technique includes a Holographic Mesh Screen - an invisible, metallic coated screen that when hung on your stage becomes a vehicle for 3D content to appear in thin air. It is unique because it doesn’t require any special rigging or reflective floor space to project onto, and can be used in most venues. 

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9 important things you'll unlikely think of when planning your company AGM

Company AGM Production TipsPlanning an Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an amazingly complicated and detailed task. Whilst you may feel completely organised with your T’s crossed and I’s dotted, on the day all of your hard work could easily come undone by anything from a faulty microphone to a wobbly chair. An AGM with an experienced event services provider is the only way to make sure everything is covered and cared for, especially when the unexpected happens. There are things that only an event services provider experienced in organising AGMs knows to anticipate before you even know you need them. 

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