Protec European Events successfully delivered full AV and scenic solutions for a large-scale event for Canon Europe, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin from September 11-13.

Protec European Events, which was recently awarded AV Production, Staging and Rental Company of the Year at the AV Awards 2018, has an ongoing relationship with Canon and were trusted to provide a full-service package again this year. The event had four distinct parts, a conference, a product reveal, an exhibition including demonstrations of the new Canon large format printers followed by an evening gala dinner and networking event.

Wayne Jackson, project manager at Protec European Events, commented: “We hit the ground running for this show with Protec building the stage and set, providing lighting, audio and video on two screens – one of which had a kabuki drop projection, simultaneous translation, a data and control kit, exhibition backdrops and stand furniture as well as power distribution.

“It was certainly a challenge, but with a committed team all working together and the benefit of providing the full package ourselves – not waiting on other suppliers, we were able to ensure everything was ready on time for rehearsal and everybody stayed on site until the client and we ourselves were happy things were perfect.”

The scenic and set department, run by James Bramwell, prepared and installed 162 panels of various sizes, 19 different banner wraps, a 14m x 3m seamless projection screen, another 5m x 2.8m seamless projection screen, two camera risers, two crew hides, and 11 custom pods for exhibition stands.

Subbaiah Kuttanda, marketing projects lead at Canon Europe, added: “Protec European Events provided excellent support in Berlin and offered terrific pre-event planning advice and support. We have had very positive comments from the attendees, and also our senior leadership team who attended.

“We have gone from providing the AV element at last year’s event in Rome to handling the whole event including delegate registration, creative design, venue find and full AV production. We are now looking at venues all over Europe to stage next year’s event. We’d like to thank our clients for putting their faith in Protec once again, we look forward to growing this relationship even more.”