Presentation is everything at 2015 Retail Summit


AV Media won an InAVation Award in the live event category for its work staging the Retail Summit 2015 with huge projections, interactive entertainment and voting and translation systems.

More than 1,000 retailers and their partners from Central and Eastern Europe descended on Prague last year for Retail Summit 2015. Blue Events, organiser of the annual summit, turned to Czech integrator AV Media for AV and presentation systems for the event held at the Clarion Congress Hotel.

The main focus of the event was the conference and festive evening held in the hotel’s large congress hall. Parallel workshops were held in meeting rooms and demonstrations, presentations and networking took places in a large marketplace. 

AV Media was responsible for equipping the main conference hall and four small breakout spaces. 

The conference hall was dominated by a huge 28.5 x 6m projection screen with two adjacent screens constructed on either side. AV Media used three Panasonic DZ21 units for the main panoramic projection and a further two DZ13 units for additional screens, measuring 6.6 x 3.8m. 

“We are very thankful to AV Media for their long term partnership, innovation ideas and focus on quality without compromises.”

A number of set ups - including keynote speeches, interactive entertainment and multi-language projection - had to be accommodated. Show control was handled by two Coolux Panoras Box servers with two Analog Way Di-VentiX mixers. Video was captured using three HD Panasonic cameras and a recording system was deployed.

AV Media also provided audio for the hall. It installed 12 L-Acoustics KIVA and four KILO enclosures, four SB18 subs and a SoundCraft Vi1 mixing desk. Interpreting for three languages was also accommodated as well as ROBE lighting.

A total of 1,072 participants attended the two day event with organisers reporting high satisfaction and good feedback from attendees. 

Barbora Krásná, partner in Blue Events, said in a written statement: “We are very thankful to AV Media for their long term partnership, innovation ideas and focus on quality without compromises.”

Tech Spec
L-Acoustics KIVA, KILO and SB18s
SoundCraft Vi1 mixer
Analog Way Di-VentiX II
Christie coolux Pandoras Box system
Panasonic DZ21 and DZ13 projectors and HD cameras

InAVation Award winner judging notes

Striking visuals and interactive elements were key to the resounding success of the Retail Summit 2015. Judges were impressed with the range of functions covered by AV Media as well as delivering and managing systems to ensure the smooth running of an engaging and informative event for more than 1,000 people.

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