Barfoot & Thompson’s Annual Convention
Client: Barfoot & Thompson
Where: Vodafone Event Centre, Manukau in New Zealand
For the sixth consecutive year Staging Connections powered an inspirational event at Barfoot & Thompson’s Annual Convention with 2,500 commercial, residential and property management attendees from all over Auckland.
The theme for this world-class event was “Opportunity Knocks” tied in brilliantly with the calibre of guest speakers on the day who came together to celebrate the companies’ highest sales achievers and Garth Barfoot’s retirement.
Staging Connections were engaged to deliver all AV aspects of the event, from stunning lighting to audio and impactful visual content. Central to the proceedings was the main stage, where an impressive 12 m x 4.2 m LED screen was hung via a truss above four ground level 1.2 m x 2.4 m LED panels on either side of the stage, that at times projected doors to cleverly incorporate the event theme.
This was the first time Staging Connections has delivered such a large event in New Zealand with LED screens only. The opening sequence started off slowly as the doors opened dramatically to allow each guest to enter, including CEO Wendy Alexander performing Adele’s hit, “Hello, how are you?”, thrilling and delighting the audience. Retiring Director, Garth Barfoot, completed a victory lap of the arena to commemorate his last Annual Convention, which was captured and projected onscreen so that all members of the audience could share in the touching moment.
The day celebrated success with an awards ceremony coupled with aspirational and motivational speakers, breakout sessions and afterwards, 5pm drinks and entertainment, making the day truly inspirational.
Anil Anna, IT Manager and 2IC to CIO at Barfoot & Thompson commented, “I can't thank you enough for putting up such a wonderful show this year. I am really impressed working with both Marjoree and Llewellyn. They were so calm and composed. They made everything possible and always had an option or solution to a problem in a very timely fashion.”