HIANZ 2017 Conference review

The Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ) recently held its 39th Conference at Blenheim in the top of New Zealand famous Marlborough Wine District. This show brings together the whole industry including EWPA and suppliers and members.

Set in a stunning environment, hundreds of delegates took in the 2 day conference and award ceremony held on the 3rd night at the stunning Omaka Air Museum.

In 2017 We had an expanded role to provide AV and design services to the conference and designed the conference logo and theme in conjunction with the association. We also presented a session on Careers in Hire at the conference which was very well attended.

jbcdv tasks for the HIANZ Conference:

  • Design the logo and theme for the event in conjunction with HIANZ.
  • Liaise with the HIANZ to quote and assess all AV requirements to deliver the desired outcome.
  • Produce video showreels and slideshow materials for the whole show and create highlights video loops and award sponsor slides.
  • Manage all AV setups in all venues and coordinate lighting, sound and vision at the Awards and other events
  • Coordinate all media assets from all speakers and presenters across the conference.
  • Produce and direct the Excellence Awards Dinner in conjunction with HIANZ.
  • Produce a highlights reel of the event and a warm up video for the 40th Anniversary in 2018

Creating a better show

The results are more people are looking to attend the conferences each year and the quality of the presentations and screen collateral also improve. Investing time in better design and look improves the overall feel of the show and this has a positive effect on the show and its attendees.

Months before the show starts, we work together with HIANZ to ensure that when we arrive on site, the entire show is organised and well planned with contingencies in place and carefully managed lines of responsibility. it’s all about caring about the outcome.

Managing a dynamic conference

In 2017 We had an expanded role to provide AV and design services to the conference and designed the conference logo and theme in conjunction with the association. We also presented a session on Careers in Hire at the conference which was very well attended.

The association gets great support from suppliers and members and this years show focussed on business ideas to move forward with both individuals and companies. Many speakers were providing key advice on social media planning and managing staff and growth.

The show was held at the Marlborough Convention Centre and was well managed on site by Melissa Ryder and the AV support came from Cameron Brown and his on site AV crew.

We filmed the show and presented the highlights at the awards show onscreen which is something people really look forward to as they reflect on their time together.

The Awards show was anchored by TV celebrity Ben Hurley and entertainment was supplied by the brilliant Beat Girls. Set amongst millions of dollars of warplanes from the second world war was sobering but very impressive.

The video productions for HIANZ incorporate a mix of 4K and HD video and resources from tourism authorities that highlight the spectacular scenery nearby. The promotional videos look to create a sense of excitement for potential attendees. We also incorporate new design elements into slideshows and attend all sessions to ensure all the presenters material looks great on screen.