Empire Delivers a Hybrid International Awards Program

November 2021. New York, XR Soundstage, Brooklyn, NY

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, Empire produced an international, virtual award show for one of the world’s top 100 corporations. The awards show is the company’s most prestigious corporate recognition program with a multi-year legacy, recognizing its most important global B2B partnerships with participants and attendees joining live from throughout the world.

Due to the pandemic, this was the first time in the Awards’ 20-year history that they would be held virtually. The necessity to include attendees and participants from dozens of countries including China, Russia, Brazil, India and Australia in real time required highly complex technical production and precision execution, originating from multiple broadcast locations. Hosted by Ghida Fakhry, a renowned broadcast journalist and originating from an XR (extended reality) studio in New York City with multiple, additional satellite locations, the ceremony honored eight partner companies for their achievements within their regions. After recognizing the honoree companies and showing films produced by each along to live cheers from the host company teams, two overall winners were announced to receive the coveted prize, one from the UK for 2019, and one from Mexico for 2020.

All speakers, including the company’s Chairman and CEO, and its Chief Commercial Officer, as well as regional CEOs, presenters, and nominees, joined the virtual ceremony via remote connections around the world. Empire provided technical online virtual stage managers to facilitate smooth participation for each participant.

The program ran flawlessly and engaged and entertained winners in every region of the world, many of whom viewed and participated in the program through live virtual watch parties, some of which were translated live into multiple languages.

Empire served as overall producer of the program managing run of show development, visual design, technical production, broadcast, graphics, animations, LED wall screen content, talent coordination and overall project management.

Empire is a leading producer of virtual, hybrid and live events, and has been a proud production partner for this corporate client for over 25 years.

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