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Delivering a conference turned gala dinner for Australian nurses in Tasmania

For ICMS Australia, Staging Connections’ Hobart team delivered their largest event in Tasmania in which they welcomed 750 of the nation’s Operating Room Nurses for four days of conferencing at Hobart’s Grand Chancellor Hotel and a highly styled gala dinner at Macquarie’s Wharf No 2.

To create an event theme that tied all the elements of the conference together and one which suited the location as well as the nurse’s love of a good time, the enormous conference was themed ‘a devil of a time’. Staging Connections oversaw all audio visual for the conference and gala dinner including the networked speaker preparation, audio systems, video systems and lighting systems.

The gala dinner was a real highlight; Staging Connections brought in a 16m x 8m projection surface that set the scene for the theme of a ‘winter wonderland, the place to have a devil of a time’. The high definition images and custom created multimedia ensured a spectacular back drop to the evening’s entertainment. Twenty glass chandeliers, a 20m snaking truss reflective of a devil’s tail, a large ice sculpture and a wintery tunnel complete with a snow machine emphasised the theme and provided a really impressive and immersive atmosphere.

'Winter Wonderland; A devil of a time' event styling and theming

The 17th National Conference held by the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) ran from 25 - 28 May 2016 and featured a range of high profile national and international speakers, over 60 presentations, 17 poster presentations, four concurrent workshop streams, six concurrent session streams, masterclasses, mock trial presentations, popup sponsor showcases, and an exhibition with 60 stands spread across the Federation Ballroom and Mezzanine level foyer.

ACORN Conference

Ensuring a seamless event, the Staging Connections Hobart team were appointed as official audio visual provider for the ACORN 2016 conference and gala event after a competitive tender process. All audio, vision, set design, styling, lighting and multimedia content for all events across the four days were handled by the team.

What did the client say?

The mammoth event was deemed a success, and the client, Penny Sandercock, Event Manager, ICMS Australasia thanks Staging Connections for their involvement,

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Fletcher Austin and the team at Staging Connections on both the ACORN Conference and Gala Dinner. No request was too difficult and challenges were met with both grace and precision. My life was made a whole lot easier throughout the event due to the dedication from the Staging Connections team and I couldn’t be more grateful for their expertise, efficiency and friendly manner both onsite and in the lead up to the event. I have already given rave reviews to the rest of our staff and would happily recommend the team in Hobart and Staging Connections nationwide for any professional event. A big congratulations to the team and an even bigger thank you from myself and all of our staff working on the ACORN 2016 National Conference.” 

Partner with Staging Connections for your next event

Staging Connections has been transforming conferences into lavish gala dinners for over 30 years. It’s safe to say, there’s not a trick in the book we wouldn't know. Our event production team has mastered the transition, attributing it all to preparation, experience and creativity. With the largest range of event services, Staging Connections are your one-stop-shop and have everything you need to transform your event with ease. If you are interesting in exploring options for your next event, speak to a Staging Connections representative today by calling 1800 209 099 or by sending an online enquiry.

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