Providing Entertainment for a Global Gathering

Providing Entertainment for a Global Gathering

09/08/18

Over 3000 top achievers for the largest retail travel outlet in Australia, Flight Centre, headed across the world to the FCTG Global Gathering in Berlin. Employees experienced a unique live entertainment production, complete with celebrity guests and comedians, international singers and dancers.

Iwan Küchenberg, one of our Entertainment Specialists collaborated with CIEvents and Flight Centre, organising the entertainment to kick off the festivities. Iwan brought the best of the Berlin Burlesque-scene and international singers together to give guests a Berlin themed experience to remember.

Louise Schweikert, Senior Creative Director at CIEvents, was full of praise for the work we put in behind the scenes:

“I can't begin to say thank you or even work out the correct words to show my gratitude. The show was AMAZING. You all hit the ground running, included all my crazy briefing notes, worked at breakneck speed and had the audience in rapture. The result was nothing but world class.”

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Louise approached Iwan to find the best talent and after working together, curating customised combinations of over 60 acts the Producer settled on a great original entertainment package. Iwan and our Entertainment Booking Manager, Juliette Avery, helped facilitate the event from concept to delivery. 

The celebration produced by CIEvents was grander than most corporate events and we helped the producers create a rock concert. The ‘Global Gathering Conference’ is a prestigious event and celebrates achievement, professionalism and innovation within Flight Centre, in addition to reinforcing the value of hard work within Flight Centre and Publicly recognising and rewarding excellence. 

We flew Iwan out to Berlin to assist the entertainment and he added an extra layer of reliability to the corporate event by overseeing and organising our artists. The producer for CIEvents noticed the diverse talent pool in our roster and the skill our Entertainment Specialists have in selecting the most effective combinations to create maximum impact. Louise Schweikert liked Iwan’s insightful knowledge and enthusiasm but also noticed his impeccable German accent and clarity and asked if he could help the producers with voice-over work for the show acting as ‘the voice of God’. Being an exceptional musician and keen performer, Iwan provided his own expertise as the voice over for live announcements and interactions with the main presenter on stage.

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Iwan commented: 
“It was an amazing buzz, with the revolving stage in the centre, and 3500 people from Australia, NZ, USA, Canada, South Africa, UAE, Europe all turning up to celebrate their fantastic achievements. This was an exciting opportunity and great challenge to tap into our local Berlin talent and pool of high-quality acts. To come up with a customised concept such as this one was the result of months and months of collaboration with Louise Schweikert.”

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Scarlett Entertainment’s, International Female Singer and dedicated account Manager Jodie Cooper performed a high-quality rendition of 'All that Jazz' from Chicago to mark the opening of a new flight route from New Zealand to Chicago. Jodie performed with five dancers who were also supplied by us to create a spectacular high impact show.

Jodie Cooper, International Singer, said:

“It was one of my greatest experiences as a singer and I can only compare it to how Katy Perry must feel like when she plays to her adoring fans!"

The song " All That Jazz" was completely in my comfort zone and I threw myself into the role and gave it everything I had. The lyrics of the song had been changed by the client to incorporate references to their new flight path to Chicago. The five Scarlett Entertainment dancers that I collaborated with kept eye contact with each other throughout the show to ensure our performance on the 360 revolving stage was on point. I would like to thanks Iwan and Scarlett Entertainment for putting me forward for such an incredible event and giving me the opportunity to play at such a special event.”

Louise from CIEvents said:

”Each year we receive feedback pretty quickly on audience reaction to the show. This year has been exceptional. I have never received so many accolades. Our Senior Management Team has awarded us 'BEST GATHERING EVER' status. The social media posts continue to surface with more and more words like 'Incredible', 'best time of my life', 'unbelievable'. Iwan, I would like to thank you and Juliette for pulling everything together from the start, and a big thank you for being my 'Voice of God', you pulled that off brilliantly.”

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If you are organising a corporate event and want to turn it into something genuinely spectacular, then get in touch with our team of Entertainment Specialists who work with agencies, brands and businesses while using our high-quality pool of international singers, artists and shows to create the ultimate entertainment experiences. 

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