From planning to marketing, management and logistics, we delivered a hugely successful three-day event for 650 delegates designed to highlight the Nokia ethos and encourage collaboration within the company’s worldwide partner community.
As a trusted partner for the past eight years, Nokia called on Outsourced Events to deliver a cost-effective, memorable event for senior channel partners from around the world. Charged with creating a conference experience with the all-important ‘wow’ factor, OE completely transformed the Corinthia Hotel in Lisbon for the duration of the event. We worked closely with both Nokia and the various event sponsors to deliver the right signage and branding, with one whole floor stripped bare and reinvented as a Nokia Global experience, with a funky cafe lounge theme by day and a cocktail lounge theme by night.
OE excels at meeting the logistical challenge of events on this scale. In addition to delegate recruitment, we arranged VIP transport to Lisbon for 650 senior executives from all over Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East and accommodation for upwards of 800 participants in total. During the event, our team managed all aspects of on-site logistics, including delegate registration, speaker and sponsor liaison, staging and AV solutions, catering and hospitality.
For an event to succeed as a whole, you need to look after each individual. Delegates received a personalised itinerary, with travel documents (including visas where necessary), hotel details and conference information. Simultaneous translation was provided throughout the conference and, to boost networking and event participation, each delegate was supplied with their own Nokia E63i mobile phone to create an interactive network within the hotel. Delegates also had the opportunity to take part in sightseeing tours and nightly functions, ensuring a positive experience for every delegate, both in and out of working hours. The end result was a truly memorable event that had a lasting impact on everyone who attended:
- 96% of delegates rated the service they received as excellent
- 93% rated the overall organisation of the event as excellent
Looking for the vision and expertise to really engage your audience? Contact Denise Sharpe or call +44 (0)208 995 9495.