Geometry Global Encompass Manages the Spectacle that was the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa
by Shantanu Jain Business Events | October 28, 2016 | Feature
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The recently held 2016 BRICS summit was an international relations conference attended by the heads of the five member countries- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit was held from 15th to 16th October 2016 at the Taj Exotica hotel in Benaulim, Goa, and since India currently holds the chair of the BRICS, they were the hosts of the opulent extravaganza.
This was the 8th edition of the annual BRICS Summit and the first one in India since Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister of India in 2014. Hence, the summit had to be grander than ever before.
Geometry Global Encompass was roped in to manage the Summit in Goa which had two important events- Opening & Closing Ceremony of the BRICS U-17 Football tournament and the thought leadership conference which was the main agenda of the 8th annual BRICS Summit.
In an exclusive conversation, we reached out custodians at Geometry Global Encompass Network to understand what went behind creating the spectacle that was the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa.
Opening & Closing Ceremony of the Football Tournament
Rohit Tiwari, Client Servicing Director at Encompass reveals that the brief for the opening ceremony was to beautifully depict the cultural side of Goa, while for the closing ceremony it was to portray how the 5 elements of a human life- earth, water, fire, air, and space inspire a sportsman.
He says, “To deliver on the brief for the opening ceremony we had integrated folk song & dance of Goa into the ceremony and one of its main highlights were the spectacular performances of 500 kids that came together to create a visual pageant.”
He continues, “For the closing ceremony we had brought in over 600 artists from different parts of the country. Additionally, giant helium balloons were also integrated into the ceremony and these were used to display different kind of sports. There was also 1 segment on different foods and a special song was written for the ceremony by Moti Khan called, “Khelo India”. Nakkash Aziz, the singer of the song also performed on it live for the audiences.”
Here is a glimpse of the U-17 BRICS Football Tournament Closing Ceremony
Modern Stage Services had managed the lighting while SOUND.COM was roped in to manage the audio requirements of both the ceremonies. Meroform India had executed all the fabrication for the entire BRICS Summit Goa 2016.
BRICS Conference at Taj Exotica Hotel
Karan Madan, Client Servicing Director at Encompass shares that the biggest challenge of managing the 8th BRICS Conference was to create a world-class conferencing facility at Taj Goa since, the hotel is a resort and not a convention center. However, the agency took it upon themselves to serve the attendees of the conference an unparalleled experience.
Karan says, “We imported an inflatable dome for the conference which was 24-30 meter in height and 60 ft. wide. The inspiration for was derived from the BRICS logo itself and hence from outside the dome looked like the BRICS logo with petals while from it was a plenary from inside where the main conference was held.”
Shedding more light on the challenges of working with dome Karan added, “1100-1200 sand bags were used to balance the weight of the dome and immersive 360-degree high resolution projection mapping was done to create stunning moments throughout the conference.”
As a part of the BRICS Summit in Goa a special welcome dinner was also hosted for the 5 nations. Karan elucidates that Encompass had created complementary graphics with every course of the meal for the same.
Here is a glimpse of the BRICS Summit 2016 Main Conference
Upon being question if Geometry Global Encompass had roped in another agency to manage the projection mapping on the dome, Karan clarifies that the entire projection mapping experience was managed by Encompass itself. He adds, “Every concept of the BRICS Summit in 2016 was developed in-house and Encompass had delivered the project on turn-key basis.”
The recently held 2016 BRICS summit was an international relations conference attended by the heads of the five member countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.