BIFM Facilities Management Awards

Background

BIFM was founded in 1993 and supports 16,000 members worldwide as the professional body for facilities management (FM). The industry leading BIFM Awards, now in their 15th year, showcase best-in-class facilities management. After several years with the same supplier the client was looking for new ideas and a fresh perspective and therefore went about finding a new agency to take on the production of the 2015 awards. The brief was to create and manage every aspect of the awards show from concept creation all the way through to the final delivery.

BIFM Facilities Management Awards

Solution

Corporate Events worked with the client to come up with an innovative and dynamic re-invention of the set and stage. The team produced a visually stunning set that incorporated a 40-foot-wide blended screen surrounded by 8 LED tiles and 2 live relay screens. Each individual LED tile had its own bespoke mapping sequence, which integrated with the main screen using various, pre-set lighting states such as a ‘walk up state’ and a ‘winners state’ ensuring the production looked professional and seamless. The in-house creative team, working with both the event manager and technical team, designed every element including the look and feel of the keynote slide decks, the animation of the opening sting and the mapping sequences for the LED tiles creating a unified narrative that ran throughout the ceremony. As the industry’s most prestigious awards show and with 1,300 industry leaders present, a professional and faultless production was paramount. Corporate Events coordinated live winners’ interviews that gave the event the professional feel that the client was after. The interviews and post event edit were turned around within 48 hours for the client to be able to use on their website post event.

Outcome

The awards ceremony, held on the 12th of October 2015 was hosted by Simon Evans, renowned comedian who, with years of experience, knew how to interact with the audience and made for a fun and relaxed atmosphere. To add to the entertainment, guests were able to take part in the Charity Casino as well as enjoy live music from the band The Lionels. The set design, content, venue and entertainment are key factors to any awards show, but the management of the show on the night is vital and the Corporate Events team, with years of experience and dedication, ensured that the communication between the client, technical and creative teams was consistent throughout. Every element of the event was executed flawlessly and the client’s standards were not only met, but exceeded!

“The BIFM Events Team thoroughly enjoyed working with Corporate Events, the team there is so friendly and came up with great ideas to enhance our awards ceremony. The video and event production were superb technically and visually; which gave the show ‘the wow factor’. We’re not quite sure how they’ll be able to beat the show next year!”

Jennifer Rowntree

Event Producer, BIFM