The SQLBits conference has been bringing together professionals from the SQL community for over a decade. However their vision of an inclusive conference space with all conference areas within the same large hall has not come without its challenges. That’s why for their tenth year they came to SXS to provide a solution to the sound control issues that had caused them problems in the past.
With the venue set for the impressive and imposing Manchester Central Convention Complex, SXS came up with a design for the space that was built on concepts from our BLOKKA range of technologies. Full production support followed, including:
- Sound systems across the site, designed and installed sympathetically to the layout of the space.
- Conference video, staging, and lighting systems for 15 conference rooms.
- Keynote stage with huge 5m tall projection screen and moving lighting.
- Circular LED screen in exhibition space for sponsor placement and announcements
- Exhibition stand build
- Site-wide power distribution
- Evening party space complete with kabuki drops and pyrotechnics
The result was that SQLBits was taken to the next level in terms of look, feel, and engagement, and feedback from delegates was that this was the best year yet.