Bunzl Global Conference
To bring each of Bunzl Continents together for their Global conference, to create a collaborative event.
For the Bunzl Global Conference Onyx chose the beautiful Westin Palace in the heart of Madrid, this provided the perfect location to hold the conference, the hotel was bright and impressive with large meeting rooms.
As the conference theme was Collaborate to Accelerate Onyx wanted to start the collaboration in the months leading up to the conference, to do this they created an event app. They got all invitees onto the app and pushed communication and pre-conference tasks through the app this made delegates use the app for work as well as to link with new people.
For the production element of the global conference Onyx wanted to come up with a unique and creative approach for the ‘set and stage’. Working with the client they created a large-scale print graphic that made up the back of the set and created two levels of staging to add a feature to the panel discussions that took place.
The build of the set ran to time allowing for a full day of rehearsals before the event, extra plasma’s were put into the conference space to allow easier viewing from the back of the room.
There was delegates from all over the world arriving at various times on different days for the Conference, they were greeted by friendly Onyx staff at the airport who pointed them in the right direction into taxis and to the hotel so they could get settled in before the conference began.
The conference began with a welcome session, followed by a drinks reception and dinner at the Westin Palace. Everyone enjoyed the evening which gave them all a chance to catch up with colleagues from around the world.
Every delegate was given a welcome pack which included a gift and Brochure. The brochure had every invitees picture in along with a description. Having this booklet allowed all attendees to link up with people that they hadn’t met before, get to know each other and collaborate with people from other countries.
The following day they had a day full of conferencing in Westin Palace, with guest speakers and working group sessions.
That evening Onyx took the delegates out of the hotel to see some of Madrid and enjoy a walk in the lovely evening sun. 165 Delegates where lead on a 30 minute walk through Madrid to the amazing and famous Corral de la Morería Flamenco! Everyone enjoyed the walk which gave them a chance to step out of a meeting room and get a bit of fresh air and Madrid evening sun!
Onyx organised exclusive use of the Corral de la Morería Flamenco where they were served a fantastic meal to enjoy whilst watching the traditional flamenco show.
The next morning, they had meetings up until 13.00 when the majority of guests left to fly home. There where 60 remaining delegates who stayed on another night for smaller meetings. These took place in syndicate rooms in Westin Palace.
That evening Onyx took the delegates out of the hotel for a second offsite dinner with a lovely walk through Madrid to Posada de la Villa, here they had an amazing meal served for them, with lamb roasts cooked in a incredible wood fired oven.
On the final day, they had meetings up until 14.00 before either departing to head back to their various countries or many decided to stay on for a holiday, bringing out partners or staying on with colleagues.
A fantastic conference with a great collaboration message