Supported by a dedicated in-house team, the new health, safety and technology offerings at TCF Center are among the best in the business. High tech digital display systems, virtual & hybrid event options and an in-house broadcast studio are just a few of the game-changing event technologies available when hosting events.
“The technology services at TCF Center are well known for being some of the best on the planet, and we have been working since March to expand our virtual event packages,” says Claude Molinari (pictured right), general manager TCF Center/ASM Global. “We are set up to livestream a meeting of 50 people to another room in the venue, or create an interactive tradeshow to hundreds of thousands of attendees around the globe.”
The broadcast studio at TCF Center is like no other convention center service and its features include:
- Turnkey broadcast control room with high-definition broadcast tools for graphics, video and lighting
- In-house live and remote presenters, as well as prerecorded material
- Capability of hosting in-person presenters, panels and virtual participants
- Flexibility for live shots, newsroom, green screen, augmented reality and more
- Connectivity between internal fiber network from all points within facility to control room
- Access to outside broadcast fiber and satellite networks
- High-bandwidth internet service for inbound and outbound streaming
In an ever-changing world, solutions need to be completely scalable and flexible, offering everything needed to market, host, stream and analyze a virtual event within one platform that delivers 100 percent remote presenters, attendees and crews. Within eight weeks, TCF Center can deliver a complete turnkey virtual event to customers.
Hybrid events include a live audience with produced staging elements (video, audio, LED, lighting). Or presenters, audience and crew can be onsite and can include remote viewers and other presenters from any location to attendees around the globe. A variety of custom options are available.
“Given the current uncertain and rapidly changing event industry environment, the TCF Center team is working hard to get ready for the return of events,” says Molinari. “We want show managers to reach out and tell us what they need, their hopes for the future and their concerns. We want to hear the requirements for their event of the new era. We can make it happen.”
With 723,000 square feet of exhibit space, TCF Center, formerly Cobo Center, boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in the U.S. and is the 17th largest convention center in the country. For more info, visit www.tcfcenterdetroit.com.
In 2009, operational control of TCF Center transferred to the the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority, under a collaborative agreement by the Michigan State Legislature, the City of Detroit, and Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Each of these entities has an appointed member on the DRCFA Board. Larry Alexander is the appointee of the Michigan governor and serves as chairman of the board. For more info, www.drcfa.org.