We were full throttle in October at Show Ready Events! I arrived in Singapore on September 29th for a near two-week ride that oversaw the installation and operation of the FIRST Global Event at the Singapore Expo. This is a busy venue that had lots of activity pre-show and during our event.
We are in the midst of planning several live shows here at SRE. The FIRST Robotics Competition schedule is such a challenging thing to work on. We assist in the process of finding over 50 venues in over 50 cities to manage a 6-week long robotics competition schedule that literally changes the world.
Contrary to most social event management companies, SRE spends most of its summer schedule in the planning process for fall, winter and spring shows. We travel, meet key vendors, see new venues, make new friends, and most importantly build the foundation for the “80%”.
We started off the FIRST Championship week with a Donkey. Not just any donkey you see….but the Show Ready Events “Kicked Ass Award” donkey. Kerrell McNeal is this year’s winner of this prestigious award!
The past month plus, the SRE team has been engaged in finalizing details for and running dozens of events. Most of these events are FIRST Robotics Competitions, which we have been working on for many, many years. These events took us from Australia to Mexico City and over 50 destinations in between. Suffice to say, that it will be a few weeks for the noise of the crowds to stop ringing in our heads!
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Singapore with Vince, Stephanie and Kate from FIRST Global to essentially look at the entire city as a canvas for the forthcoming 2023 FIRST Global Event.
Earlier this month, SRE again had the honor to work on both FIRST’s Founder’s Reception and
the FRC Kickoff Events in New Hampshire. We were not challenged with crazy New England
weather this year which made the onsite experience better.
I had the good fortune this past weekend to work with JK Productions on the Mogul Chessboxing Championship in Los Angeles. What a show!
One of the many things that I love about event management is the initial visit to a new venue. Its like a blank slate and you have to insert not just your specs, but your creativity.
What a busy time it is for Show Ready Events! Recently I had the pleasure of working with the team at ARMI to produce a simulcast from Washington DC to Tel Aviv. Kerrell and I handled all aspects of house management and overall logistics, while Jacob Komar from JK Productions and his team nailed the broadcast needs.