Showforce supported Imagination with the delivery of Make the Future Live 2018 in July at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the third year in succession. The festival of ideas and innovation invites millennials to experience, share and contribute to bright energy ideas in action. It includes cars of the future designed, built, and driven by the world’s top students in the Shell Eco-marathon Mileage Challenge. Participants competed to go as far as possible on the least amount of energy on a specially designed 1km track that wove its way through the 28,000 m2 festival site.
Providing a crew chief and general crew as well as a plant driver, the Showforce team carried out a multitude of key tasks. These included: siting containers around the site; laying floor protection; installing the perimeter fence and vehicle gates; maintaining site and fence lines; the unloading and loading of multiple trucks and production equipment, such as lighting, sound, video walls and traffic marshalling.
Additional crew, trained in PASMA were supplied to build mobile access towers, along with general crew to assist with keeping the site tidy.
On show days the crew was on-hand to assist with any issues that arose and then resetting the site at the end of each day.
Crew also completed a VIP turn around for evening events on show days.
There were around 10 crew onsite each day with 4 crew members present on show days.
Given the scale of the project, we provided the same senior crew chief who project managed the event in 2017. In addition, the project was assigned a dedicated account handler, providing Imagination with a single point of contact to deal with any queries, additions or amendments to the schedule.