Last Tuesday, December 3, our national department has set a new record by, at the time of writing, running its biggest event ever! On behalf of an international investment company we were allowed to furnish the entire Gashouder in Amsterdam with AV. Among other things, we placed an LED screen of 100 square meters big (20m W x 5m H)! And that for “only” a one-day event!
The IBTM World 2019 took place this year in Barcelona from 19-21 November. ACS, again was contracted to build and furnish their Knowledge Village. The “village” consisted of a central square with 3 additional theaters which were used for IBTM’s scientific programme.
This time the biggest difference with previous years was the layout of the central square. Previously, ACS and organizer Reed had their own stand separate from each other. This year, both stands, together with an IBTM World Newsroom and SSC / Playback Lounge, formed a central island with unambiguous design. It was the first time we implemented the Playback Lounge, where visitors could watch missed sessions, and it turned out to be a great success. Finally, there was a large LED screen (30 m W x 1.5 m H) above the stand that served as signage to lure visitors on the exhibition floor to the Knowledge Village.
By working together with Visualitys, a company that has developed foldable cubes in different heights, the four spaces were seperated in a playful way with the help of these blocks. Therefore the theme this year was “Building Blocks for a GREAT event” that symbolizes the building blocks that ACS can use for a successful event. The same blocks were also found in the design of the gates and stage decoration of theaters 1,2 and 3.
As a gimmick at the ACS booth this year we provided a modest stage with a Virtual Reality demo. Visitors could experience the effect of certain choices in a temporary or permanent room. Things like lecterns and stage setup were easily adjusted with the click of a button.
The 28th annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) took place from 9 – 13 October 2019 at IFEMA, in Madrid. This edition represented the first congress part of a recently signed multi-year agreement between the EADV and ACS audiovisual solutions for the construction of temporary lecture rooms and the supply of audio visual facilities during their congresses.
The EADV is the leading community to further the knowledge of health professionals in the specific medical field of dermatology and venereology. The 28th EADV annual congress has been a great success, attracting over 12,700 participants from all over the World.
In Madrid, ACS was responsible for the building and furnishing of 6 temporary lecture rooms, the overflow areas and the e-poster area. In addition to that they built the business rooms, the patient village and the EADV Resource Center and provided furniture for exhibitors upon request. ACS also supplied the audio and visual facilities in all session rooms throughout the venue..
This year’s ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) was in every aspect a success. The congress is the appointment in Europe for clinicians, researchers, patient advocates, journalists and the pharmaceutical industry from all over the world to get together, learn about the latest advances in oncology and translate science into better cancer patient care. It took place from Friday 27 September till Thuesday 2 October in Barcelona.
In the Fira Barcelona Gran Via convention center, ACS built the largest plenary room of this year. Even with 6,500 seats, the space was still too small for all interested delegates. In the end we even had to overflow our overflow room.
From Saturday 31 August to Wednesday 4 September, the annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) took place in Paris. ESC 2019 coincided with the World Congress of Cardiology making this edition, with over 30,000 participants, the largest gathering of healthcare professionals in the world.
During the 5 days that the congress lasted, more than 500 sessions took place. ACS facilitated the congress with the temporary rooms, audiovisual facilities and support.
The production opening ceremony: Live Legends. Photography: Robert Aarts.
Anyone who can remember last year’s ACS AV jungle stand during 010.AREALIVE will undoubtedly see similarities with this event in The Greenhouse of the NH Schiphol Airport Hotel in Amsterdam.
The photos show that our technicians have once again succeeded in turning a space full of exotic plants and animals into a business setting. They have placed a total of four 98-inch screens in the front of the room and in addition they have facilitated and operated the entire audio that day. With this, we have once again proven that ACS is the ideal partner to guide the client through the AV jungle full of technical concepts, abbreviations and jargon.
With this, we have once again proven that ACS is the ideal partner to guide the client through the AV jungle full of technical concepts, abbreviations and jargon.
Can babies be born in space? That is a question that scientists wanted an answer to. To investigate that possibility, they exposed frozen sperm to micro gravity. The embryologist who led the research shared her findings during ESHRE 2019.
The ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embrology) annual congress took place from 23 to 26 June in the Ferien-Messe Vienna; the city that is best known for its classical music. For that reason, the halls, for which ACS arranged the light, sound and video support, were named after world-famous Austrian composers. ACS was also responsible for decorating the Estensis area, which served as a digital poster space. The combination of curtain and voile gave the room a nice open appearance.
The 24th edition of the EHA annual conference took place this year from 13 to 16 June in the RAI Amsterdam. Two worlds came together for ACS in this congress: ACS as an in-house supplier of RAI Amsterdam and ACS as a traveling AV and IT supplier for annual congresses of a large association! This made EHA 2019 extra special for us.
The more than 11,000 participants were completely surprised in Amsterdam in the opening ceremony with a live Night Watch on stage. Speakers also regularly cited great Dutch masters, such as Vincent van Gogh and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, in their speech. All have been important in their own way for the development of art and science in the Netherlands.
The opening ceremony took place in a temporary room, built and turnkey delivered by ACS, which offered space to 5,000 participants. Furthermore, ACS was also responsible for the other temporary rooms and for providing AV in both the temporary rooms and the fixed rooms, including the Elycium and Amtrium. Our brand Eventresult has facilitated IT services, such as the E-posters and the updated Presentation Management System, and offered support to speakers in the Speaker Service Center. New digital board tables were also used for the first time during the conference.
It were four intensive and successful days that we look back on with joy.
Recently ACS performed, in collaboration with Brownys Event Productions, a striking production at the KIT Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam. We are very proud of the event’s look and feel, largely down to the use of an 8x3m curved LED screen. ACS also supplied the rest of the audio-visual facilities to make this event a great success.
“We always want the very best for our customers; ACS wants the same and that’s why we work so well together!”
Owner of Brownys
ACS has been working with Brownys more frequently lately and hopes to expand that development further. We look forward to making future events a great success together!
In February, electric motor manufacturer Zero Motorcycles Inc. organized two events in Amsterdam to launch and present its new electric motor: the SR/F.
On Monday, February 25, a press conference was held in the Hotel Arena Amsterdam. The day after a dealer day took place at NH Schiphol. ACS was present both days; day 1 we highlighted the new motorcycles and did the sound and presentation. Day 2 we decorated the entire room with visual frame, light, sound, presentation and large projection.
Several parties were involved in the organization of the event. ACS has clearly taken the lead in this, which the customer greatly appreciated. She has therefore stated that she would like to involve ACS in future events!
“Smooth sailing for 2 days. We’ll keep in touch for future events”.
Senior Marketing & Communication Professional
“Great launch! ACS AV did an absolutely amazing job at being patient first of all, second of all constantly checking, confirming and helping when necessary, plus thirdly, answering quickly to emails.
Marketing and Communications Assistant Europe
More than 109,000 visitors from over 198 countries and territories attended MWC19 Barcelona. This former Mobile World Conference is the premier event in the industry with more than 2,400 companies showcasing the latest technology, products and services across 120,000 net square metres of exhibition and hospitality space at Fira Gran Via.
ACS is very proud to have been sub-contracted by apple tree communications to provide the Presentation Management System for MWC19. During the four days of the conference programme we managed almost 135 presentations divided over 7 conference rooms, all to the great satisfactory of the customer.
“ACS has absolutely proven to be the right partner to support us with their Presentation Management System and skilled crew for this very demanding MWC19”
The conference programme at MWC19 highlighted the intersection of ‘hyper-connectivity’, enabled by 5G and IoT, and ‘intelligence’, delivered by AI and big data. In addition to the core elements of Intelligent Connectivity, MWC19 explored eight key topics addressing the greatest industry impact and influence. The keynote sessions featured leaders from established players and industry upstarts, as well government agencies and the development community.