Showforce has been integral in delivering Cisco Live, the large scale premier education and training show for IT professionals, over six successive years, working on behalf of George P Johnson.
Since 2011, the event has visited a number of European destinations including London, Milan and Berlin, with Showforce on hand to support the show at each location.
Cisco Live features a week of lectures, training sessions, networking opportunities and speeches for the IT industry. To support a show of this magnitude, each year Showforce deploy five crew chiefs from its UK base to project manage its global network of 70+ crew and deliver the event. Collectively the teams clock up almost 2500 man hours working on the build-up and breakdown of the main exhibition, space, shell scheme and furniture, reception areas, breakout rooms, lecture theatres and across a variety of meeting rooms.
A dedicated ‘hit’ team remain on standby throughout the show’s duration to assist with any unforeseen requirements before commencing breakdown at the end of the week.
Mark Bannister, technical director at George P Johnson commented: “An event of Cisco’s size requires meticulous planning and precision; exceptional attention to detail and plenty of energy and enthusiasm! Showforce’s crew approached every task in this way. Professional throughout, the team worked seamlessly with each of the suppliers and were an invaluable resource to have on site.”
To continually deliver a show of this size, on time and to budget year on year takes Showforce’s expertise and experience coupled with the team’s long-standing contacts within the live events industry. Each project is managed individually and the best teams are deployed to ensure client requirements are met and surpassed.