Amway China returned to Australia for the sixth time with more than 6,000 guests for their annual 2019 Leadership Seminar, this time held in Cairns.
Seven waves of guests attended the seminar and incentive program between 21 March – 15 April. Designed and organised by Encore Event Technologies, the guests were treated to a spectacular experience including artificial reality, multimedia and robotics show, choreographed dancers and a live concert for the main act.
Encore designed an immersive environment for the Gala Program that took delegates on a journey through the dinner theme – From the Rainforest to the Reef. The design included a 270-degree giant screen that wrapped around the inside of the venue, table-theming which incorporated lighting design, customised soundscapes and roaming performers.
A major highlight of the Gala Dinner was the “underwater section” of the evening’s journey, which included a singing and dancing animated fish controlled robotic LED screens that moved with the music.
Custom designed tropical reef inspired centrepieces decorated the tables, each individually lit with both intelligent pin-spotting and wireless dmx battery powered lighting. In addition, illuminous head dresses were supplied to delegates, so that they could feel part of the theming for the event.
The newly constructed wing of the Australian Artillery and Armoury Museum was selected for both the Gala Dinner and Business Sessions, with delegates treated to a specially created Tank Show in the parklands behind the museum featuring dramatic gun blasts and explosions created with pyrotechnics.
However, this unique venue presented major challenges as an event venue as it came without rated rigging points, three-phase power, guest wi-fi facilities and air-conditioning.
“The team have been engaged in meticulous planning for months after winning the bid to manage this event,” said Tony Chamberlain, managing director at Encore.
“Onsite we managed 20 days of install and rehearsals. Then the team delivered both business sessions and the gala dinner for each of the seven waves.
“Our goal was to create an event that showcased the beauty of Far North Queensland while also demonstrating what is possible for a creative business event. Our talented team achieved all this and more, in a challenging venue. This event will go down in Encore history as one of the best.”