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For the start of the 2021-2022 Season, we dressed and decorated the host venue of the UEFA European Club Football Season Kick-Off event.

Case

The draw of the various European football club competitions is an extremely important kick-off to the European football season with guests, media, clubs and fans eagerly awaiting their group stage opponents. The competition draws which took place were the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Conference League.

The competition draw occured at the Haliç Congress Centre of Istanbul, taking full advantage of the amazing views towards the city and Bosphorus river.

Given the high-profile guests and importance of this kick-off event, our meticulous precision and detail was key to ensuring the event ran flawlessly. Our challenge was to re-create a traditional local market feel and combine it with football decorations, making sure the space looked perfect for the celebration of this first season event.

Work process

After storing our production from the Champions League Finals 2021 edition that got relocated, we managed to re-use the produced items for the UEFA European Club Football Season Kick-Off, also hosted in Istanbul.

Here we re-created a Grand Bazar environment and decorated the dinner area; all of it in a short amount of time given the last-minute constraints. From traditional mosaic lamps to huge custom-made football chandeliers with neon lights, we only used carefully designed, selected, and produced items from our local network of suppliers.

Apart from taking one more step towards more sustainable events with the reutilization of decorative materials, we also generated a positive local economic footprint by providing only locally sourced materials.

Storing and re-using our previous production is what allowed us to quickly respond to UEFA’s requirements.

Lisa Despeysses
, Head of Creative
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As a close partner from ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) – the largest AV systems integration show in the world – we ended up running the conference show for their first edition in Barcelona.

Case

As well as providing expert advice, Integrated Systems Europe runs large halls full of innovations catering to the whole spectrum of AV entertainment systems and technologies on offer. With more than 116,000 visitors for each of the past 16 editions, ISE decided to expand the event and moved to a new host city: Barcelona.

ISE is more than an exhibition. It features extensive conference and professional development programmes, main stage theatre, pre-show and at-show conferences, keynote speeches, off-site tech tours and networking opportunities. For this presential and digital edition expectations were high: top AV equipment and faultless stage direction for a coordinated conference show. We had to be creative, think about details and nail down a perfect plan for ISE to become the next big event in Barcelona.

 

Work process

For this first edition in Barcelona, Integrated Systems Europe, the leading global expo for AV and systems integration, decided to convert to a compact hybrid format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under these challenging and new circumstances our experienced and professional team turned into the essential partner to take some of the weight off the organisers’ shoulders.

Our innovative approach to event management allowed us to deliver a step change in value by redefining the traditional role of the supplier/contractor into that of a strategic partner – and that can be as creative as you want it to be. Iventions headed the technical direction of the Main Stage, including audiovisual planning and execution, stakeholder coordination, live show calling and floor management. Together with our team of highly experienced professionals and utilising top notch hardware, we ensured a flawless AV production. We also took care of the stage design and furniture lay-out, always offering our proven know-how in personalised event services, organisation, and planning with an unmatched level of dedication to every detail.

By leading the technical direction, design and execution of the Main Stage, we managed to offer our guests a fully hybrid event experience.

Pascal Jorritsma, CEO & Founder
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We developed and built the Picanol stand for one of the world’s largest industrial textile shows, the combined ITMA ASIA and CITME event in Shanghai.

Case

Taking place every 2 years, ITMA ASIA + CITME is all about showcasing cutting-edge solutions for textile makers. It is the best place for knitwear manufacturers to see the latest trends and upcoming innovations in technology. With more than 100,000 visitors from all sectors of the global textile industry and 170,000 sqm of exhibition space, the show is worth the visit.

For Picanol it is the opportunity to present itself as “the textile specialist”, showcasing efficient manufacturing techniques with their technical support team, and machines running non-stop and at full speed. To meet with their worldwide customers and continue building relationships with them, Picanol needed to put its best foot forward – this is when we stepped in. We developed a stand design focused on the products to captivate and attract numerous visitors.

 

Work process

For this major textile industry event our aim was to make Picanol’s stand an experience, not just a place for people to walk past. Interaction and product demonstration is key when it comes to showcasing innovation and modernity. Building a trade fair stand from scratch can be intense. Doing it with multiple authorities and regulations can be even more complex. That said, we took the pain out of creating the Picanol stand, saving them the time and effort of such undertaking.

 

To create this immersive and interactive environment, we focused on a clean and open stand design where the machinery would be the centre of attention. By combining this design with eye-catching and illuminated logos, LED screens and large branded surfaces, we turned this 600 sqm booth into the most visible one. The Picanol stand at ITMA-CITME 2021 was a hit with visitors, and there wasn’t a single problem thanks to our team’s expert fair building experience.

Productivity is the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.

Theresa Baum, Key Account Manager
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We delivered a spectacular party with a custom-made show for the leading company in data cloud management, VEEAM Software, during VMworld.

Case

VEEAM showcases their presence at the VMworld fair in Barcelona by taking the legendary party for their employees, customers and partners to a next level. For this, VEEAM selected Inventions as their creative agency to develop and create an impactful experience for their 1800 corporate guests. VEEAM’s cloud products and virtual environment solutions were our creative starting points for the show; visualising data-flow and cloud principles in an ecstatic symbiosis of light and sound techniques. The brand message was well wrapped in a complex detailed show and made this party unforgettable.

A custom light and laser show, 5-hours of coordinated projections and video-mapping, top-notch DJ performances, electrifying rock band, choreographed dance shows, high-end catering offer – that is, in a nutshell, what this event was about. Our international team of Project Managers took the time to understand the corporate image of VEEAM and accordingly created a truly immersive and memorable experience.

Work process

For the first time, VEEAM decided to involve a creative agency to manage this well-known party from the beginning. After considering different venues in Barcelona and selecting the perfect fit, we contrasted the look of the industrial and tunnel-look of this pavilion with a modern design and an innovative show. We created an exclusive social evening within a breathtaking VEEAM branded environment.

After many intensely creative weeks, our Creative Team designed a tailor-made projection show composed of 5 hours of content. We used 6 powerful laser projectors to perfectly blend video imagery and used the curved roof of the pavilion as our canvas. A dual sound system easily combined the DJ set moments with the live band concert. On top of this, we created a custom light show with moving spotlights and central lasers, combined with ambient smoke. In the center of the bar and buffet stations – where 32,400 delicious flying food pieces were served during the event – we built high platforms for our mirror-dressed dancers to perform.

When all 1800 invited guests stare with amazement and record the magical show with their mobiles, you know you did it right.

Lisa Despeysses
, Head of Creative
meet our event architects

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For the second time, we produced an exclusive local Lisbon programme with top security for the high-profile guests of a US Law University and their Board of Trustees.

Case

Iventions designed and produced a congress for one of the largest Universities of Law in the United States of America. In addition, we organised a private, tailor-made week-long Lisbon programme for the high-profile guests and their spouses. The attendees were renowned and prestigious individuals in the field of international law, such as Supreme Court Justices, which meant that we were responsible for the tightest security.

Our Project Managers created and designed a tailor-made programme to offer the best Lisbon experience to the guests. We set up a wide range of private and exclusive activities throughout the week: private tours of the greatest national monuments, workshops, contemporary activities, Michelin star dining experiences and a grand gala dinner in an 18th century Palace. Iventions offered the highest level hospitality at all times, with private transfers and a focus on the greatest security for the guests.

Conference NYU
Meticulous conference set-up in the hotel

Work process

In order to make this Lisbon experience exceptional, our Project Managers have unearthed and selected the most emblematic places, to host the various activities and meals of this tailor-made programme. While working towards this complex operation, Iventions coordinated the group security through embassies, national police forces and international intelligence. We took care to ensure maximum supervision at all times, as the second they stepped on Portuguese ground, our guests were in good hands to enjoy their stay peacefully.

For 24 meticulously selected locations, we managed space management, team management, conference coordination, catering services at the highest level, creative decors in symbiosis with the University’s image, timed transportation services, breathtaking shows and musicians, specialised guides, personalised gifts, constant accompaniment, as well as photography sessions to give them the best memories. After a splendid gala dinner as a closure of the weekly event, all guests where thrilled and looking forward to the next edition of the conference.

High profile guests require seamless organisation and immense flexibility in order to fulfil their every request.

Lisa Despeysses
, Head of Creative
meet our event architects

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We delivered a top-notch Barcelona dinner for Saurer Intelligent Technology AG to celebrate their 150th anniversary with guests and customers.

Case

Saurer appointed us as their local partner to assist them with the organisation of this particular company anniversary. Leading the way with innovative technologies in the textile sector, Saurer Intelligent Technology AG is considered as the first choice provider for smart solutions and services for the processing of fibre and yarn. While attending the ITMA 2019 fair in Barcelona, we were the selected DMC event management company to make this anniversary a memorable one.

Our international team of Project Managers took time to really understand Saurer’s objectives as well as the outcomes to achieve. We delivered ground-breaking hospitality and high-level care, concluding in the creation of an exclusive social environment and leading to great networking opportunities. We created a truly immersive experience in Barcelona: dynamic buffets with innovative gastronomy and soulful entertainment to delight our C-level audience.

Open-air welcome cocktail

Work process

Iventions dedicated their time to manage all local needs, helping to produce the finest details of this event. Our services included conceptualisation, bespoke entertainment, venue management and dressing, audiovisual production, welcoming service, guest management and the programming of the event. We provided international staff speaking many languages, and made sure everything was flawlessly executed.

Our continuous care and excellent hospitality turned this event into an unbelievable and satisfying experience for the guests, similar to our previous projects executed in Barcelona for NYU Law and Digital Insurance Agenda. We are sure that the attendees of the 150th anniversary of Saurer Intelligent Technology AG won’t forget the beautiful setting of Montjuïc.

Our team deeply considered the client's needs and requirements in order to create this impactful anniversary celebration.

Theresa Baum, Key Account Manager
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We designed and executed the successful sixth edition of the world class Euroleague Final Four hospitality in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Case

For the sixth time in a row, Iventions produced the exclusive hospitality event for the Euroleague Final Four. The Basque Country was the selected area to host this breathtaking edition. After working on Euroleague Final Four in Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Istanbul and Belgrade; we were more than happy to manage this year’s operations in Vitoria-Gasteiz. As expected, the Fernando Buesa Arena was completely sold out. Guests and supporters are loyal to their teams and come back every year.

We designed diverse packages and hospitality programmes for 2,000 guests, and hosted 4 different hospitality areas; distinct categories with different levels of exclusivity and range of services. All areas included an indoor lounge and outdoor patio, as well as extensions of the hospitality areas in semi-transparent tent structures. The guests of the Club, VIP, VVIP categories savoured the basketball games from premium seats with direct and close views to the court. The Platinum guests could feel the performance and sport intensity from their exclusive courtside seats.

Private entrance for exclusive Platinum guests

Work process

Iventions has developed a close relationship with Euroleague Final Four, being the production agency for all hospitality areas for six years now. We designed the spaces and packages in various categories: The Club, VIP, VVIP and Platinum. In the Basque Country’s edition, we introduced a major improvement by creating outdoor hospitality areas, which consisted of well-integrated stadium patios and temporary tent structures. Each of them included a Sports bar, a huge LED live viewing screen and a DJ booth. Furthermore, we brought in local musicians to perform live on stage for the Platinum guests. It was undoubtedly an added value to the VIP guests’ experience.

We know how to keep the top international service standards consistently all around Europe, where local regulations are perfectly understood by our team. Yearly, the Euroleague Final Four challenges us to produce a more inventive and overall better experience. In Vitoria-Gasteiz, we provided services for an extra event in Mitika club for sponsors, a press conference and a closing staff party. Working with a local supply chain is our forte, always ensuring that the host city benefits from such an event. With each Euroleague Final Four, we manage a remarkable and unforgettable experience for every guest.

We enjoy the creative challenges of each new venue to bring every edition to the highest experience level.

Ada Kleczek, Creative Project Manager
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For the second time, we designed and constructed the RFS stand for the world’s largest exhibition in the mobile industry, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.   

Case

Iventions conceptualised and produced various exhibits at the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry: Mobile World Congress. The mobile industry’s premier event, which combines congress and exhibition, took place in Barcelona. With an audience from over 198 countries, this global event highlights the beginning of the era of intelligent connectivity and 5G.

As part of the numerous companies showcasing the latest technology, RFS, total-package solutions provider for wireless infrastructures, asked us to build their stand. As their second representation at the MWC, we convinced the attendees of RFS’ innovative know-how and market leader positioning. The RFS stand sparkled in the presence of other notable brands, thanks to an inviting and industrial stand design, making the guests feel like they were entering a world of modernity.

Work process

For RFS’ second solo exhibit during the Mobile World Congress, Iventions designed a stand mirroring their image and position in the market: an industrial look and feel to stand out from the rest. As the company is a total-package solutions provider for wireless infrastructure, we created a huge, rotating 5G sign as the centrepiece of RFS’ exhibit, in order to emphasise height and innovation. A star stand, its roots firmly based in sound engineering and exciting graphics.

Comfortable hospitality areas with networking opportunities were the perfect background to showcase RFS’ products and antennas. With the construction of a first floor, the guests and team members were able to hold private meetings that led to new business. Easily finding solutions for many last-minute requests, our team of international project managers created a feeling of trust and flexibility. Working together, RFS was extremely content with the successful stand, the creation of new business opportunities and the striking design.

Over the years, we have helped RFS to grow both their stand and their business opportunities.

Pascal Jorritsma, CEO & Founder
meet our event architects

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We conceptualised, designed and built Radisys’ stand for the largest exhibition in the mobile industry, Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.

Case

For every edition of the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, this time highlighting the era of intelligent connectivity and 5G, Iventions designed and managed different exhibits. Combining congress and exhibition, the Mobile World Congress attracts a C-level audience focused on the mobile industry, and that gathers executives representing mobile operators, technology providers, device manufacturers and content from across the world.

As a global leader in open telecom solutions, Radisys has been showcasing the latest technology for many years at the Mobile World Congress, together with notable brands. This year, Radisys wanted to take a different approach in terms of stand design and visibility, and therefore asked us to build their stand. We managed to convince the crowd of Radisys’ innovative know-how to drive disruption with easily integrated solutions.

Work process

For Radisys’ exhibit during the Mobile World Congress, Iventions designed a stand mirroring their brand image and positioning in the market: a focus on dynamic shapes and exciting colours to stand out from the rest. As the company is a global leader in open telecom solutions, we designed different interaction and network spaces, together with meeting rooms to facilitate sharing and new business opportunities. With such a new striking stand design, we managed to give Radisys an attractive look and feel to show their services to the world.

To create a very hospitable environment, we focused on a high level of catering service and attention provided by the team. Easily finding solutions for many last-minute requests, our team of international project managers was available 24/7 and created a feeling of trust and flexibility. Working together, Radisys was very content with the successful stand, the increase of business opportunities and the innovative design.

We are supporting our clients 24/7. Creating a feeling of trust and confidence is the key for a successful exhibition experience.

Lisa Despeysses
, Head of Creative
meet our event architects

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We developed and managed the Karix booth for the world’s largest exhibition in the mobile industry, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.   

Case

Iventions designed and managed a number of exhibits at the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry: Mobile World Congress. The mobile industry’s leading event, which hosts conferences and exhibition spaces, took place in Barcelona. With a targeted C-level audience from over 198 countries, this global event highlights the era of intelligent connectivity and 5G.

Showcasing the latest technology, Karix, India’s leading and largest mobile engagement and communication provider, asked us to build their stand. The Karix stand needed to centre around interaction, as this communication provider enables a better engagement with clients. With strong branding solutions, comfortable lounge and meeting areas, and accessible demo stations; we turned the Karix stand into a place conducive to communication.

Work process

For Karix’s second solo exhibit during the Mobile World Congress, Iventions designed a stand reflecting their brand image and positioning in the Indian market: a focus on large format graphics and exciting colours to stand out from the rest. As the company is a leader in mobile engagement and communication, we created numerous lounge areas and meeting rooms on a first floor, to facilitate sharing, new business opportunities and conversation. Custom-made demo stations with networking opportunities were the perfect structures to showcase Karix’s services to the world.

To create a very hospitable environment, we focused on a high level of catering service and attention provided by the trained hostesses. To make Karix stand out from the rest, we organised 2 exclusive cocktail parties, taking place during the evenings of the fair in one of the most exclusive venues of Barcelona. Easily finding solutions for many last-minute requests, our team of international project managers was available 24/7 and created a feeling of flexibility.

A challenging environment such as MWC requires efficiency, last-minute solutions and acting fast.

Ada Kleczek, Creative Project Manager
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