Hosting Case Studies
Case Study 1: Awards Host:
Event: European Office Products Awards – John has hosted this event three times.
Client: Office Products International magazine
Audience: 600 – 27 nationalities
Venues: 2004, 2007: Messe Halle, Frankfurt Convention Centre;
2014: Hotel Okura, Amsterdam
Brief: To “run the show” and be host and MC of the whole event. This included pre-event liaison with the organisers, venue staff, lighting and a/v crews, checking awards scripts, rehearsals and ensuring the programme ran to time. John opened each event with a 20 minute “preamble” of humour relevant to the occasion, and then took charge of the awards ceremony itself.
Feedback: “Thank you so much for your fantastic performance in hosting the European Office Products Awards in Frankfurt. Your unique blend of humour and audience observation was a total hit with our delegates and we have had an overwhelming response to the event. Thank you for making the first awards evening at Paperworld such a great success.”
Lisa Rollaston, OPI Conferences
Case Study 2: Combined hosting of daytime conference and Gala awards dinner
Event: Dell EMEA Solutions conference, followed by Awards dinner. John has hosted the event three times.
Venues: 2013 – Pullman Hotel, Montparnasse, Paris
2014 – The Square Convention Centre, Brussels
2015 – Hilton Vienna, Austria
Audience: 600 distributors from 61 different countries in the Dell EMEA region
Brief: To run the conference, welcome delegates, introduce speakers and generally “take charge”! Also to host the evening Gala dinner and awards ceremony.
Feedback: From Conference Organiser: “Feedback from Dell has been great, they were really really pleased with how using a professional MC to pull the event together made such a difference to their event – your expertise was very much valued and I’m really pleased they listened to your suggestions and took your advice on board!!”
Erin Roberts, BI Worldwide
Also check out my series of blog posts on what it takes to be a successful conference host! Hosting a conference: Behind the scenes
If you’d like John to take charge of your event – with humour and wit – and make sure it runs efficiently – please get in touch!
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