Showcase AVi are strengthening their relationship with Ocean Media Group after winning a contract to supply AV equipment and a technical production services to the Groups flagship annual conference and exhibition, Housing 2017 for the Chartered Institute of Housing, which takes place every June over three days at Manchester Central.
It is the largest event Ocean Media Group organise, boasting a 800 seater Auditorium, seven breakout rooms ranging from 50 delegates to 400 delegates, an exhibition area an evening awards ceremony for 800 people. Over 12,000 visitors will pass through the doors over the course of the three-day event, 200 speakers will deliver content across the show and 400 suppliers will have space within the exhibition.
Showcase have worked with Ocean Media Group to design a slick concept for the Auditorium and theatre spaces. The stage within the main auditorium will emulate a TV Broadcast set, with a high gloss branded set and stage which will include a ‘fireside’ chat area and an impactful speaker entrance point; speakers will enter the stage through the centre of the recessed stage set. A large screen totalling 45sqm boasting edge blend technology, which will allow multiple layering of content, picture in picture, live twitter feeds, camera relay, PowerPoint and videos will sit at the back of the set and play out to the 800 strong audience.
An Ocean Media Groups representative said: “Ocean Media Group worked with the team at Showcase on our other large-scale expo, Homes, at Olympia. From start to finish the team were solutions-based and, on this basis, we decided to try a new AV solution for Housing in Manchester. Their customer care is second to none and we have every confidence in the team we are working with.”
Ben Collings, sales and operations director for Showcase added: “We are thrilled to be expanding the portfolio of events we work on for Ocean Media Group, after working on them for the first time with The Homes event held at Olympia last year. The Showcase team worked hard to make the design work for the client within their budget, I think it was their experience on this led to our success on securing this contract. We look forward to working with them on Housing 2017.”