We worked with Auditoria and David Atkins Enterprises to supply communications systems to support the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for this signature event. Two tonnes of equipment and four technicians left our Sydney office less than four weeks after our first briefing. Soon after, Auditoria and The P.A. People were asked to supply three additional comms systems to support sports presentation at the venues.
Scott Willsallen, Director of Auditoria said; “Installation of the systems was not without its challenges, most notably the late-finishing construction works on Lusail Multipurpose Hall, the main competition and ceremonies venue.
A leaking roof, regular power interruptions and occasional equipment failure made for long days for Campbell Waller, Liam Mckeown, Scott Davidson from The P.A. People) and the Auditoria team during the installation and rehearsal period at Lusail. The requirements changed regularly but the team were absolutely dedicated to delivering exactly what we needed and ensuring all comms users had a good experience. There were many occasions where they went well beyond their scope to ensure the project was successful.”
The success of the Event was described as follows: A capacity crowd in the Lusail Multipurpose Hall saw the curtain fall on the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship on Sunday. As well as marking the end of Qatar 2015, the closing event functioned as a symbolic handover to France, which will host the next Men’s World Handball Championship in 2017.In all, 24 national teams, hundreds of players, and thousands of fans have come together for the Championship, which has raised the bar for major sporting events in the region and made a significant contribution to development of the sport of handball. Over the 17 (event) days, visitors have been surprised and delighted by a host of special guests and exciting events – and the closing ceremony lived up to these high expectations – this included performances by international music artists Kylie Minogue, Taio Cruz and Mani Hoffman. Spectators were also treated to an incredible firework display, as Lusail Multipurpose Hall was illuminated for the night.