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43rd Congress of International Transport Workers’ Federation 2014

Project Description

One of the biggest challenges for our company was handling all aspects of the organisation and production of the 43rd Congress of the International Transport Workers Federation. Over 7 days the largest trade union event ever to be held in Bulgaria gathered over 1800 delegates from 130 countries.

This is what we achieved
  • Accommodation of the guests – over 10 000 hotel nights in 7 of Sofia’s best hotels;
  • Official opening ceremony with a cocktail reception at the National History Museum, including live music on stage with sound system, special lighting effects and catering;
  • 4 halls and working spaces in the largest congress centre in Bulgaria – the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia;
  • A new communications network was set up in the congress centre to cater to the needs of the Congress, enabling simultaneous wifi Internet connection of up to 3000 electronic devices;
  • We installed a 36 x 7 metre wide screen in Hall 1 of NDK with 3 state-of-the-art multimedia projectors;
  • We provided simultaneous interpreting into and from 13 languages using 22 interpreting booths and 2000 headphones;
  • The parallel programme featured events in all 4 halls simultaneously, with each hall being fitted out with the necessary equipment;
  • Closing ceremony in the Military Academy Park with concerts by the Bulgare ensemble and the UK group Alabama 3 which required the construction a stage with its own electricity supply, sound system and lighting special effects;
  • We supplied 3500 kg of food and 1800 litres of drinks for the closing party;
  • Coordination of transporting delegates to and from the party with public transport.
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