COP18

Type of event

  • Climate Change convention

Event overview

Showforce recently serviced an exclusive contract with the QNCC in Qatar to supply them with technical staff for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 18) and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol which took place from Monday, 26 November to Friday, 7 December 2012.

Overview/brief of Showforce’s involvement

With more than ninety separate spaces, hosting anything from six to two thousand four hundred delegates, all requiring a full AV package, in addition to ensuring that presentation packages and the equipment was ready and queued when needed, was a massive undertaking.

Specific/explanation

Showforce was asked to ensure that all the lighting, sound, AV and broadcast facilities were at their peak performance and able to be televised to the 104 broadcast networks that required feeds as well as the delegates. There were over 1000 presentations to delegates throughout the conference.

Showforce employed over 100 technicians from all over the world to facilitate the technical needs and language requirements for COP18 alone. We utilised the skills of construction managers, production managers, lighting designers, sound/AV/Lighting technicians, Polycom operators, stage managers, simultaneous translation technicians, patching technicians, recording managers, riggers, media managers, event planning managers and crew. Our crew was on the ground from mid-October to mid-December to build, operate and strike COP18, the entire team was highly praised for their hard work, dedication and professionalism by the QNCC, delegates and speakers.