Staging Connections was chosen as the preferred AV service provider for the 24th annual Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited alpha conference, the private equity and venture capital industry’s biggest networking event of the year.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground was the iconic location chosen for this year’s conference, where delegates from more than 180 AVCAL member organizations gathered to network and hear world-class thought leaders share perspectives and ideas that will shape the industry.
AVCAL developed this year’s theme: ADAPT. CREATE. INSPIRE. to reflect the industry’s evolving ways of working; the value created in building better businesses; and the partnerships and stories which will strengthen and inspire the future.
The exceptional program for 2017 featured speeches by a host of inspirational local and international speakers from varied backgrounds across professional sports, finance, education, banking, healthcare and technology, covering a range of topics carefully selected to shine a spotlight on current issues and future challenges.
Highlights included Bill Evans of Westpac, futurist and inventor Mark Pesce, keynotes from Stephen Cassidy of the Fire Department of New York Pension and Investment Boards, and Commissioner and Chairman of the Investment Committee at New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), David Ourlicht, as well as former Australian Wallabies star John Eales and WAFL Collingwood player Moana Hope.
More than 400 delegates enjoyed the two-day conference enjoying various plenaries, break-out sessions, a tour of the MCG, leader’s forum, cocktail function and more, culminating in the esteemed 24th Annual AVCAL awards ceremony and gala dinner.
Staging Connections delivered an impressive 5m x 3m LED screen for the MCG’s Olympic Room for the awards dinner and suggested the Member’s Dining Room to be set with a multi-projection system to allow for presentations as well IMAG (image magnification). The AVCAL event backdrop was the centerpiece (6m wide x 3m high) featured directly behind the stage.
AVCAL’s Nilanga Kotigala was thrilled with another wonderful event, “The alpha conference 2017 was a real success and we would like to pass on our sincere thanks to our AV partners, Staging Connections, for the fantastic support provided.”
Staging Connections has been creating unforgettable events for nearly 30 years. As the leader in event services they offer a total event management solution across New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and China for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and multimedia content through to digital and social media event services. Staging Connections is an Encore Event Technologies company. Encore is the leading provider of unique, creative and innovative in-house audio visual services for hotels, conference centers and resorts throughout North America. Encore is owned by The Freeman Company which is a leading provider to the event industry worldwide. Freeman is renowned for its 87 year history of stability, strength and customer service achievements; delivering integrated digital and live brand experiences for the world’s leading organizations. Located throughout North America and the United Kingdom, with an expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. For more info, visit: stagingconnections.com or to view their show reel, visit: https://vimeo.com/190511067