leaders summit

G20 Brisbane Australia 2014

CASE STUDY

round table with conference microphones

Main Plenary

The G20 is the world's premier forum for global economic, financial cooperation and decision making. The Leaders’ Summit was the most significant gathering of international leaders that Australia has ever hosted. It attracted 20 heads of government, 7 heads of international organisations and 5 invited guests at head of government level, their senior officials, finance ministers and 4,000 Delegates with 3,000 domestic and international media.

The event was held in three separate locations over the two days; Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland Parliament House and The Queensland Art Gallery.

Date
15-16 November 2015

Location
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland Parliament House and The Queensland Art Gallery.

Time Frame
The Contract was granted just 6 weeks prior to the event, so the short time frames were a significant challenge. The amount of equipment used throughout the week was extensive.

G20 conference microphones

G20 Brisbane Australia

tony abbott using conference microphones

US President Obama with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot at the G20 Retreat

Held on the morning of Saturday 15 November. 20 Wireless Conference Microphones, 4 Dome Cameras mounted and then hung from Gallery above the room.

15 Booths of Remote Interpretation with fibre link between the rooms. Digital Infra-red radiators mounted in the gallery above the meeting room, provided a cable free environment in this heritage listed building.

The Retreat- Queensland Parliament House

The Dinner - Queensland Art Gallery

Held on the evening of Saturday the 15 of November. This event setup did not start until 6pm on Thursday 13 November and needed to be complete, tested and checked within 18 hours. 34 Wireless Conference Microphones and Digital Infra-red Receivers provided a clean look and feel to the venue. 15 Interpretation booths in an adjacent gallery provided remote interpretation. A senior delegates viewing and listening room was located in a 3rd gallery.

​A very short changeover was planned, where the plenary meeting moved to the lunch meeting. The audio and vision to and from the Interpreters booths needed to be re-assigned. The Lunch meeting Room had 34 Wireless Conference Microphones with 4 Bosch HD dome cameras and infra-red radiators located in the ceiling. This provided the room with a clean appearance with no cable visible to delegates.

In addition to the Leaders meetings there were many other meetings including a Finance Ministers Meeting and G20 Meeting. This room had 34 Wired Microphones, 3 dome cameras and language support from the Interpreter booths.


The booths were located remotely. Interpreters were provided head and shoulders view of delegate speaking and overview of room. 4 Domes allowed dedicated view of chairman and automatic switching of other 3 dome cameras to delegate speaking. Queuing software allowed chairman to see a list of delegates wishing to speak and select them as desired.

push to talk conference microphones

Close Up of Main Plenary

The Lunch - Sky Room

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