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See our recent events: Air Power Conference, Chinese New Year, AHICE and more

See how we used custom projections for Canberra's Air Power Conference, created a floating tree for Crown Melbourne's Chinese New Year celebrations, brought Australia to life for the Routes Asia Marketing Awards at Brisbane City Hall and so much more!

Michael Magafa

It's been a busy, but extremely exciting, first half of the year for Staging Connections. We were thrilled to be awarded the 'Special Event Of The Year' award at the MEA National Industry Awards for the delivery of the Asian Paints Privilege Club Convention 2017. Across the regions our teams have also designed highly engaging event experiences for the Royal Australian Air Force, Chinese New Year at Crown Melbourne, New Zealander of the Year Awards, AHICE in Melbourne and even helped Brisbane play host to this year's Routes Asia Marketing Awards - just to name a few! Our Partnerships team have also seen great success, welcoming on board a host of new venues to our network including

  • Novotel Canberra
  • Novotel Sydney On Darling Harbour
  • Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
  • Pullman Sydney Olympic Park
  • Pullman Magenta Shores
  • Grace Hotel
  • Novotel Barossa
  • Q Station

As always there's lots of exciting things happening at Staging Connections and we thank you for your onging readership.
Watch this space because we’ll have more exciting venue partners to announce in the near future. If you are interested in finding out more about our services in these venues please contact me.

Below you’ll see a snapshot of some the amazing work our teams produce to help inspire your next events! If you have any questions about the events or our solution please get in touch with me.

Asian Paints Privilege Club Incentive - Wins National 'Special Event Of The Year, MEA'
Venue: Various

Staging Connections have taken out the National Title for Special Event of the Year at the Meetings and Events Association (MEA) Industry Award Gala Dinner in Adelaide last night.

The who’s who of the meetings and events sector celebrated a year of great achievements together at the Adelaide Convention Centre; the Awards are the culmination of the MEA National Conference from 6-8 May, 2018.

Staging Connections won the prestigious award for their superb execution of the Asian Paints Privilege Club Convention 2017 – accepted by an ecstatic events team.

The impressive incentive event was acknowledged by industry peers as a true testament to the team’s creative production capabilities in a highly competitive field. Asian Paints welcomed over 1,000 delegates participating in 12 events across multiple locations. The event included amazing stages, hosting lively entertainment and stunning multimedia projections. The President’s speech was brought to life via motion sensing technology and gesture control

This accolade recognises Staging Connections’ ongoing dedication to producing outstanding business events, as well as their significant contribution to the Australian event industry.

Commenting on the win for Special Event of the Year, Staging Connections Managing Director, Tony Chamberlain, gave high praise to the dedicated and passionate team.

“I want to congratulate the entire events team involved in the creation of this event from concept to execution. Our client allowed us to push the boundaries and implement technologies their audience hadn’t seen before.

This award will inspire us to continue to elevate our service offerings and strive to exceed expectations,” said Mr Chamberlain.

The highly-coveted MEA Awards are judged by a panel of independent industry leaders to celebrate excellence and best business practice in the meeting and events industry. The aim of the MEA Industry Awards is to encourage event professionals to excel in achieving their business and personal goals.

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Royal Australian Air Force: Air Power Conference 2018
Venue: National Convention Centre Canberra

Over 1300 delegates from national and international Air Forces and other military services, government, defence industry, academia and think tanks descended upon Canberra from 20 – 21 March for the event. The theme for this year's Royal Australian Airforce 2018 Air Power Conference was ‘Air Power in a Disruptive World’. Staging Connections were the chosen audio visual and theming providers with a specific brief to create a unique statement piece that would work in with the “world” and digital theme of the conference. A dominating 13m wide projection screen brought the conference program to life, with a 3m diameter globe suspended dramatically from the ceiling delivering on the global theme.

The conference content was also live-streamed to the Convention Centre theatre foyer and the VIP area, enabling networking opportunities and session breaks to come complement the theme. Four gobos projected ‘flying’ aircrafts onto the ground and either side of the stage.

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Crown Melbourne Chinese New Year
Venue: Palladium, Crown Melbourne

Each year, Crown Melbourne invite selected guests to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a special event. In February, 100 guests were invited to welcome the Year of the Dog at the Palladium, Crown Melbourne.

The Staging Connections team were tasked with transforming the venue into a unique, yet traditional Chinese New Year celebration. The team collaborated closely with Crown Melbourne to amplify their selected entertainment and integrate this aspect into the production and theming, including audio visual, styling and multimedia.

In planning the styling of the event, Staging Connections began with the traditional Chinese colours of red and gold and worked to ensure the room was notably different to previous years as the guest list included a lot of regular attendees.

Event styling was an integral element – guests entered the Palladium and were transported to a traditional Chinese festival with luxurious modern touches. Welcomed with a floating banner installation, the red carpet guided guests past an illuminated custom-printed media wall towards the ballroom.

The walls of the Palladium were shrouded in gold liquid drapery, lit by floor-mounted moving lights to emphasise the luxurious, silken materials. Floor-to-ceiling red translucent banners depicting the Year of the Dog celebrations stood out against the golden backdrop and tables were set in a lucky-horseshoe configuration, each with its own intricate ‘floating’ centrepiece.


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Routes Asia Marketing Awards 2017
Venue: Brisbane City Hall

The Routes Asia 2018 Marketing Awards took place during the Routes Asia Networking Evening. The evening was hosted by Brisbane Airport Corporation, Brisbane Marketing, Tourism Australia and Tourism Events Queensland and held at Brisbane's City Hall. Brisbane Airport Corporation engaged Staging Connections to produce the Networking Evening for 850 guests. The Staging team designed and supplied audio visual, styling and multimedia content for the event and provided onsite stage management to ensure the smooth operations at the venue.

Toni Kasch, Aviation Events Manager at Brisbane Airport Corporation, was thrilled with the outcome,

“The Staging team designed an event that impressed even our most discerning international guests. This audience is accustomed to attending incredible experiences across the globe and we really surpassed their expectations.”

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Australasian Hotels Industry Conference and Exhibition 2017
Venue: Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Staging Connections Melbourne were recently engaged by Interpoint Events – a division of Intermedia to deliver the audio visual and digital technology for the Australasian Hotels Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) held at Grand Hyatt Melbourne. As the chosen in-house event services provider, our local team were able to provide a complete event staging solution consisting of audio, projection, staging, styling and event technology. A stand out for the event was the inclusion of our audience engagement technologies including Cumulus, an event app with all the event information, Event Poll, which was used to facilitate the Q&A component generating conversations between the presenters and the audience, Event Feed, which displayed up to the minute posts on Social Media. The platforms were a huge success providing discussion topics during networking sessions and attendee posts had the #AHICE2018 hashtag trending nationally.

Interpoint Events moderated the responses to ensure the discussion stayed on track and asked the questions that everyone was thinking. One of the benefits of using a platform like Event Poll, is the client was able to keep the all the incoming questions for post event communications and planning of the event for the following year.

Lara Chrystal, Marketing Manager of Interpoint shared,

“We loved the new app because it provided a level of interactivity between the floor and the speakers never achieved before. It took audience engagement at our event to a new level.” 

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New Zealander Of The Year Awards 2018
Venue: Cordis, Auckland

For the fourth consecutive year, the Staging Connections New Zealand team, proudly delivered this year's Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards at Cordis, Auckland. This high profiled awards night saw over 730 prominent New Zealander's attend to celebrate the achievements of their fellow New Zealanders. The traditional Maroi flax weave played a huge part in directing the design look and feel for the evening and was carried across the stage design, multimedia content and table centrepiece design. As with every year, the event was broadcast live on television which meant the event had to be delivered seamlessly. It was a hugely successful evening, running flawlessly from start to end and saw Kristine Bartlett crowned this year's New Zealander of the Year.

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